Books by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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Sacred Scars: Resting in God’s Promise that Your Past is Not Wasted
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

We all endure trials, pain, and hardship in this life. Too often we believe these experiences disqualify us from being useful to God. But the truth is, your past pain and brokenness serve as preparation for what God wants to do in and through you—if you will surrender to and trust him. In Sacred Scars, neuropsychologist and fellow sufferer Dr. Michelle Bengtson helps you

  • understand suffering from a biblical perspective
  • discover how the trials of your life serve a purpose
  • reflect on the healing that God has accomplished
  • comfort others with the comfort God has given you

Just as Jesus’s scars didn’t disappear after his resurrection, our emotional or physical scars tell our story and lend credence to our testimony of God’s love and power. If you are ready to turn your past pain into present comfort and future hope, let Dr. Bengtson be your compassionate guide.

Release Date: 6-25-24

The Hem of His Garment by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

The Hem of His Garment: Reaching Out to God When Pain Overwhelms
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Pain is inevitable. It manifests physically, emotionally, relationally, or spiritually. It follows tragic accidents, great loss, sudden betrayal, or unexpected change. Often pain is temporary. But what do you do when it isn’t? When it won’t go away, healing does not come, and grief and hurt settle in to stay?

Drawing on her own experience of chronic pain and her years as a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson provides a countercultural perspective on pain. Offering hope without any false promises or empty platitudes, Dr. Bengtson unwraps the complex emotional aspects of dealing with pain.

  • She gives you permission to question God,
  • helps you identify the lies you’ve believed about your pain, and
  • reorients your perception based on the truth of God’s Word.

Each chapter ends with a recommended playlist, reflection questions, and a prayer.

Your pain may not change, but your experience with it can.

Release Date: 8-1-23

Today is Going to be a Good Day by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Today is Going to be a Good Day: 90 Promises from God to Start Your Day Off Right
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Job frustrations, difficult relationships, fluctuating health, emotional upheaval. When life conspires to drag us down with all of its troubles, it can be hard to keep our spirits up. Dr. Michelle Bengtson knows. Severely ill and mired in depression, she desperately needed something to cling to. That is when she decided to stand on God’s promises that, despite her circumstances, every day was a good day for a good day.

In this uplifting devotional, Bengtson helps you make each day a good day no matter what is going on in your life. Each reading includes Scripture, reflection, prayer, and a recommended playlist song designed to help you live out Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”

Because our thoughts determine our beliefs, our beliefs determine our attitudes, and our attitudes determine our behaviors.

Breaking Anxiety's Grip by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How To Reclaim the Peace God Promises
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

No question, we have a lot to worry about. Children, jobs, homes, health, finances, and more. The solution isn’t to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety – as if we could. Instead, we need to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence and that we can fight back using the God-given weapons of power, love, and a sound mind.

We can discover true peace in an age of anxiety.

In Breaking Anxiety’s Grip, Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares her own story of emerging from the battle with anxiety as well as the stories of others. She reminds you of your identity as a follower of Christ and of the peace he promises you in spite of everything.

She provides tools to cope with the crushing emotional burden of anxiety now and, more importantly, shows you how to reclaim God’s peace as a way of life so that you can break anxiety’s grip.

Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor's Personal Journey Through Depression by Dr. Michelle Bengtson. For those who struggle with depression and those who want to help them, "Hope Prevails" offers hope for the future.

Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Speaking from personal and professional experience, a neuropsychologist unpacks what depression is, shows how it affects us spiritually, and offers hope for living the abundant life.

Neuropsychologist Offers Hope to Those Struggling with Depression

In Hope Prevails, Dr. Bengtson writes with deep compassion and empathy, blending her extensive training and faith, to offer readers a hope that is grounded in God’s love and grace. She helps readers understand what depression is, how it affects them spiritually, and what, by God’s grace, it cannot do. The result is a treatment plan that addresses the whole person—not just chemical imbalances in the brain.

For those who struggle with depression and those that want to help them, Hope Prevails offers real hope for the future.

Hope Prevails is available now wherever books are sold. 

Hope Prevails Bible Study by Dr. Michelle Bengtson with hope for depression.

Hope Prevails Bible Study
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Are you or is someone you love experiencing depression?

This book offers tangible help, hope and healing from someone who’s been there and has come out on the other side.

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.

Hope Prevails is available now wherever books are sold. 

Books Co-Authored by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Behind Her Brand, co-authored by Dr. MIchelle Bengtson

Behind Her Brand Entrepreneur Edition Vol. 2

Dr. Bengtson was a co-author of this book released January, 2015, and available on Amazon.com. In Behind Her Brand Entrepreneur Edition Vol. 2, Dr. Bengtson and other co-authors share the valuable strategies, tools, lessons and obstacles they overcame to get to where they are today. This is a must have book for entrepreneurs at any stage of their business.

Moments of Grace, co-authored by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Moments of Grace

Dr. Bengtson was a co-author of this book released November, 2008, and available on Amazon.com. In Moments of Grace, Grace is universal and available to all who ask for it. Grace is personal and touches each one of us as though God called our names in the midst of the crowd. Dr. Bengtson and the other co-authors of this book know what it is like to search for answers, to yearn for Him. Their stories are very different for each author has struggled in his or her own way. But the message they share is the same. God is the One in control. His grace is sufficient. The co-authors of Moments of Grace are passionate about their stories and they want to share what God has done in their lives.

Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place, co-authored by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place

Dr. Bengtson was a co-author of Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place.

These are the stories of twenty-eight women from all walks of life. Their stories illustrate the humanity that is common to us all. They share stories of abandonment, loss, addiction, incest, rape and so much more.

Find Dr. Michelle Bengtson here:

Visit Dr. Michelle Bengtson on her Amazon Author Page or listen to her Podcast, Your Hope-Filled Perspective each Thursday morning on iTunes or read her Podcast Show Notes that includes links to various popular podcast platforms.