Finding Rest: A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life

Jonathon M. Seidl. Kregel, $16.99 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-0-8254-4671-9
Seidl—founder of the Veritas Creative, a digital media consulting firm—delivers a practical, spiritually driven primer on dealing with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression. Though he writes of being terrified to reveal he has these disorders, Seidl explains his goal is to “tell your story by telling my story.” He delves into the biblical book of Job to understand the nature of Job’s (and humankind’s) suffering, pointing out that God allows troubles “for our good and His glory.” Seidl also offers excellent advice on medication, physical care, and spiritual care, making strong arguments for developing all three by seeking professional treatment and building a prayer and exercise routine. He also calls on churches to take action (“Church, I understand that mental health may be scary to address and you may feel ill-equipped to deal with it. But that’s no excuse not to try”) and provides advice to those who love a person with anxiety: “your loved one’s disorder is not a curse.” Christians who suffer from anxiety and OCD will benefit from this cogent, revealing guide. Agent: Cyle Young, Cyle Young Literary Elite. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 09/07/2021
Release date: 09/01/2021
Genre: Religion
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