“It’s a little like being blind….it’s hard to relate and understand what it’s like if you haven’t ever experienced it,” relayed the wife of one of my male patients who suffered from depression.

So many friends and family members relay the same sentiment: they want to help but it’s hard for them to understand what it’s like to suffer from depression since they themselves have never suffered. And yet, what an individual suffering from depression needs to know is that they aren’t alone and someone does care.

“Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression” isn’t just written for the individual suffering from depression. It’s written also for the friend or family member who cares and wants to be an educated supportive loved one. Yet, what we’re hearing is that in reading the book to help depressed loved ones, many are finding that the stories, tips, and suggested tools are actually helpful to them as well.

Here is one reader’s takeaway after reading “Hope Prevails.”

Hi there. My name is Patti Krank and I’m here to tell you about a brand new book I’m reading called, “Hope Prevails,” by my dear friend Dr. Michelle Bengtson.

When Dr. Michelle first told me about her book, almost a year ago, and then when she asked me to be on her launch team, I was ecstatic! You see my husband and I have a heart for the brokenhearted. We’ve been there ourselves and God has delivered us in so many areas. So, I thought this would be a great book for us as a resource in our ministry.

Well, time passed, and even before the book became available for us to download and review, life hit hard here in the Krank household. Many, many things have happened in our lives over these few months and I won’t go into them but they range from family members in depression or illness, etc. I have not been in a place of so much spiritual attack in years.

So while this book is reviewed by many as a book to be used for those in depression, or a book for those who know people in depression, it became more of a personal testimony in my own life as it helped me to keep from falling into a pit of despair as the enemy attacked us and our family.

Dr. Michelle’s book offers great ideas for coming out of depression or even keeping us from going into depression. She has scripture. She has music. She has spiritual principles in this book and I believe it’s going to touch many, many lives. And, it will be a great resource for those who help those who are hurting.

So, while the book is not out yet, it will be released on August 16th, you can pre-order on Amazon or on DrMichelleBengtson.com. I encourage you to get this book. It is powerful and it is going to change lives.

Thank you for allowing me to speak.

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
  • 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 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.

For more information on this Free Offer, see: https://drmichellebengtson.com/hope-prevails-book/.

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


Has life hit hard in your household? Do you need help to keep from falling into a pit of despair? Have you already fallen into the pit or no someone who has? The stories, tips and suggested tools in "Hope Prevails" can help.