With Sighs Too Deep for Words: Grace and Depression, with Bishop Rob Hirschfeld

Thursday, August 6th, 2020, 7pm EDT, online only via Zoom, registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/with-sighs-too-deep-for-words-grace-and-depression-bishop-rob-hirschfeld-tickets-114444725254

We recorded this event! You can watch it on our Youtube channel, here: https://youtu.be/JhFwNauqytc

Bishop Rob Hirschfeld visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present With Sighs Too Deep for Words: Grace and Depression, a series of meditations on faith and depression, with practical suggestions for prayer and spiritual resilience, written by a bishop who lives with depression.

The stigma around mental illness in our culture has had a damaging effect on those who suffer from its grip. As a priest and bishop, Hirschfeld has quietly and secretly been in treatment for depression for decades but now shares his own experience publicly. In this book, he offers short meditations, prayers, and suggestions of how one can follow and call upon Jesus for strength and peace during times of emotional upheaval. Christians often feel that their experience of depression or mental illness is a reflection of a deficit in their faith. As a result of seeing depression as a moral shortcoming or spiritual failure, we risk more damage to ourselves and even hurt those around us by denying what is really going on. This book, with its prayers and practical suggestions for spiritual and creative practices and resilience, can be a companion for those who suffer so that they may know more deeply the resilient love of Jesus.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
With Sighs Too Deep for Words: Grace and Depression Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781640652606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Church Publishing - June 17th, 2020

A meditation and prayer companion for Christians who struggle with depressionThe stigma around mental illness in our culture has had a damaging effect on those who suffer from its grip. As a priest and bishop, Hirschfeld has quietly and secretly been in treatment for depression for decades but now shares his own experience publicly.


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