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Depression is a scourge that plagues large segments of society and stretches across all ages. Dr Leslie Lim, a psychiatrist, looks at this subject from both a clinical angle and a theological set of lenses. He traces the spiritual origins of the illness and gives practical handles on how the depressed person can overcome generational issues and ungodly beliefs, and obtain relief from hurt emotions and other aspects of the depressive condition. Useful tips are given on how family, friends, counsellors, and the church can assist those overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem and thoughts of self-harm. Make no mistake: Depression is the enemy. But there is victory ahead, and light at the end of the dark tunnel, provided we use the tools, weapons, and strategies God has made available to us, as described in this book.
Dr Leslie Lim breaks down the dichotomy between the clinical treatment of depression and spiritual counselling. The result is a very helpful book for those who battle with depression, those fearful of depression and those who want to help the depressed. The Rt Rev Rennis Ponniah, Bishop of Singapore, The Anglican Church
About The Author
Dr Leslie Lim has been a practising psychiatrist with nearly 30 years’ experience in the public sector. He is a Clinical Associate Professor and an Adjunct Associate Professor at two universities in Singapore. As a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, he specialises in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and has trained many doctors who have since become leading psychiatrists in Singapore.
A graduate of TCA College with a Master of Arts in Ministry, he has been actively pursuing a call to teach and preach the Word of God, with a focus on equipping the saints to fulfil their greatest spiritual potential. He currently worships at Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church. He is also the author of Mental Illness or Demonisation?, Freedom from Fear: Overcoming Anxiety Disorders and Depression: The Misunderstood Illness, all published by Armour Publishing.
Size: 229 by 152 mm (closed)
No. of Pages: 320
Release Date: November 2020