Have you ever gone through a situation so painful that you thought you might not recover?

Depression hurts in so many different ways, and the pain and emotional turmoil, to a very large degree, can feel like a broken heart. The scriptures attest to this in Proverbs, where we read, “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit” (Proverbs 15:13, NIV).

The good news is that no matter what we go through, we can trust God to be faithful to His promises. And in the case of depression, or a broken heart, God promises to be near and to heal: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).


Hi! I want to tell you what I love so much about “Hope Prevails.”

When I first heard about the book, I already had years of training about renewing our minds based on who we are in Christ. As soon as I got a chance to read “Hope Prevails,” I recognized those familiar truths right away.

Dr. Bengtson writes about those truths to those suffering from depression and she writes from the unique perspective of both the doctor who treats depression and one who has walked through that dark valley herself. She writes like a trusted friend who understands exactly what you’re going through and can take your hand and guide you out of that dark valley.

One of the things that she said about depression is that it feels like a broken heart. Sadly, in my life, I know all too well what a broken heart feels like and things like that certainly do lead us into depression’s dark valley.

Sometimes those things that broke our hearts happen more than once and that was the case in my life. I found that I had new wounds to heal and that was a point where the Lord brought “Hope Prevails” into my life and shown the light of His truths in new and refreshing ways.

Because Dr. Bengtson lives these things out in her own life, it didn’t feel like she was slapping Bible band-aids on me. It felt more like she had been following me around, taking notes, sharing similar experiences, and then we could walk forward together.

If you’re suffering from depression, I encourage you to read “Hope Prevails” and find in Dr. Bengtson’s guidance, comfort in those pages.

A short brief about Hope Prevails and a free offer!

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
-By 2020, depression will be our greatest epidemic worldwide

  • An estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression
  • As with the bestselling My Stroke of Insight, the author experienced the same condition she treats
  • Helpful features include personal stories, biblical truths, prayers, and music recommendations

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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 for pre-order now. To find out more, see: https://drmichellebengtson.com/hope-prevails-book/.

A special offer is available for a Limited Time Only.

If you Pre-Order Hope Prevails by 8-15-16, you’ll get a Free Study Guide with your order!

Order Hope Prevails by 08.15.16 and get a free Study Guide!

Free Study Guide and more when you Pre-Order Hope Prevails!

This Study Guide contains questions that go more in depth and help you pinpoint where you are and how to get where you want to go and find help, hope, and healing.

But, that’s not all!

In addition, I will send you:

  • my free eBook, How To Help a Depressed Loved One, and
  • 99 Life-Changing Truths from God’s Word to Speak Over Your Life to Combat the Lies of the Enemy.

And, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win these items:

  • a gift box of Hope Inspired goodies worth more than $50.00,
  • a 16×20 poster, “A Letter to my Depressed Self,” and
  • a link to the audio version of Hope Prevails.

Pre-order your copy today! Free Study Guide Offer

(If you have a question you’d like Dr. B to answer, contact her here now. Your name and identity will be kept confidential.)



Depression hurts in so many ways. The pain and emotional turmoil of depression can feel like a broken heart. The good news is no matter what we go through, we can trust God to be faithful to His promises: to be near and to heal: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

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