The second section of my book is entitled: “Understanding Depression.” It exhaustively walks you through the very confusing symptoms of depressive illness. Many of these symptoms are so hard to describe to outsiders, as they reach deep into the psyche, and take what appears to be one thing on the surface, but in reality are something so much worse, that even bringing it up makes the sufferer feel even more broken.
Delving a bit deeper, you will discover that what you initially believed wasn’t all that bad is so much worse than you ever dreamed. This section is written primarily for those who are new to the topic of depression, for loved ones, for friends and for spiritual leaders of the depressed. This post is an accompaniment resource for the eight chapters in Section Two.
Songs for Reflection
“The songs in this section and in future chapters will be formatted this way: they list the artist from my playlist who sang the song which was meaningful to me in depression (not necessarily the artist who wrote it) followed by the song(s). I am not necessarily endorsing any of these artists nor all their theology in the songs. But these songs helped me live with my depression in a better way by offering me spiritual insights I could grasp. I hope that these will work as spiritual tools for you and be an added spiritual blessing to you.”(from the end of Chapter Three)
To clarify, at the end of each chapter, I list music that helped me process what was happening to me and how I could see it from a spiritual perspective. Now, I didn’t say, how I could turn my frown upside down, nor did I say, how I could live positively and victoriously. This was music that helped me live honestly, as I wrestled with the Lord, with His Word, with how I was supposed to live with my broken mind, about new paradigms that God was just whetting my appetite for, and so on.
I have created YouTube playlists for Chapter 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13, as there are no Songs for Reflection in Chapters 7-9. Here are those playlists to help give you perspective as you read the book.
Chapter 6: Why Describe Depression?
Chapter 10: Speaking from the Pit
Chapter 11: Sin, Satan or Sickness?
Chapter 12: Failing Expectations
Chapter 13: Shame That Defines You
The second section of my book is entitled: “Understanding Depression.” It exhaustively walks you through the very confusing symptoms of depressive illness. This post is an accompaniment resource for the eight chapters in Section Two.Tweet