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By 2020, depression will be our greatest global epidemic.
In any given year, approximately 18.8 million American adults suffer from a depressive disorder. At some point, about one in four Americans will experience depression. If you have not suffered from depression, you know someone who has or does! Hope Prevails educates the reader on what depression is and where it comes from. Dr. Bengtson teaches what the enemy does to get and keep us depressed. She also shows that despite depression, because of Him, Hope Prevails! She offers treatment strategies as well as prescriptive action plans at the end of each chapter.
“There are many fine, worthy, and insightful books written about depression but in my view, Dr. Bengtson’s trumps them all. Our first step of making it to the other side of the valley of depression may well be falling into the competent and compassionately written words of this God-honoring book: Hope Prevails.”
Marilyn Meberg, Speaker, Women of Faith
“As a counselor, I have read many books on depression, but I have never read a book that deals with the spiritual aspect of healing as thoroughly as does Hope Prevails. Dr. Bengtson draws from her own personal journey as well as her professional experience. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has tasted the pain of depression or knows a friend who is depressed.”
Gary Chapman, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages
“It is refreshing to have a board-certified neuropsychologist acknowledge the spiritual component of depression, but it is even more impressive that Dr. Bengtson would be willing to share her own journey through the fog of despair. Her personal insights are invaluable for those who are struggling with what is often described as ‘the common cold of mental illness.’”
Dr. Neil T. Anderson, founder and president emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries and author of Overcoming Depression
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Hope Prevails Bible Study
Tangible help, hope, and healing for depression from someone who’s been there and has come out the other side.
Are you or is someone you love experiencing depression?
In this Bible study companion to Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression, Dr. Bengtson, a neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience, shares both her clinical expertise and her own personal journey through depression.
This Bible study can be used as a companion to Hope Prevails or independent study by an individual or is perfect in a small or larger group study. Useful for churches and counseling practices.
“Authentic connections, raw insights, and powerful truths. A great resource for individuals that would be highly beneficial to both church and counseling groups.”
Debbie Kitterman, Founder, Dare 2 Hear Ministry
“Insightful and probing questions. Practical exercises. Easy-to-understand language, with compassion, and wisdom.”
Peg Bradley, Author, The Tree: When Pride Takes a Fall
“Dr. Michelle Bengtson has a gift for sharing her vulnerability through her personal battle with depression. Using her personal and professional experience, Dr. Bengtson bridges the gap between hope and despair for her readers and leads them straight to the heart of God where healing can begin. This Bible study is beautifully crafted as a companion or independent resource to Hope Prevails and is an invaluable resource essential to any library. ”
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