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A Candle at Midnight: Keeping Vigil as a Path Through Depression Marcy Heidish

A Candle at Midnight: Keeping Vigil as a Path Through Depression

Marcy Heidish

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ISBN : 9780877937081
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206 pages
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While society is finally recognizing depression as an illness that requires psychological and medical treatment, the spiritual dimension is only beginning to be addressed.Drawing on the Christian practice of vigil keeping, Marcy Heidish shows howMoreWhile society is finally recognizing depression as an illness that requires psychological and medical treatment, the spiritual dimension is only beginning to be addressed.Drawing on the Christian practice of vigil keeping, Marcy Heidish shows how this rich tradition of waiting on God can help illuminate the overwhelming experience of depression and renew a sense of Gods care in the midst of it all. She provides various types of vigils, including: A Vigil for Getting Through the Day, A Vigil for Despair-When Words Fail, A Vigil of Hope.These vigils form the centerpiece of the fertile spirituality of depression that Heidish outlines here. Her careful reading of the scriptures and the lives of the saints introduces readers to a rich array of companions who themselves kept vigil through depression.A Candle At Midnight reaches into the pain and the darkness of depression offering strength, solace, and hope.