An Eclipse of the Soul
A candid, compassionate guide for dealing with suicideIts predicted that by 2020, in the U.S., depression will be second only to heart disease as the most disabling illness. And in the next twenty-four hours, at least eighty-four people will commit...
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A candid, compassionate guide for dealing with suicideIts predicted that by 2020, in the U.S., depression will be second only to heart disease as the most disabling illness. And in the next twenty-four hours, at least eighty-four people will commit suicide. Considering these sobering statistics, many wonder: what can be done to help those who are hurting?An Eclipse of the Soul is a compassionate resource on the motives, myths, and effects of suicide. Having recovered from an unsuccessful suicide attempt herself, Helen Kooiman Hosier writes like few can, providing not only sound biblical counsel and resources for suicide prevention but also understanding, empathy, and hope.Perhaps you are dealing with the suicide of a loved one. Maybe you are concerned for someone who is contemplating suicide. Or perhaps youre considering it for yourself. Whatever your circumstance, Helen Kooiman Hosiers comprehensive research and kindhearted advice will guide you through the situation, helping you move from hopeless to hopeful.Helen Kooiman Hosier is the author and coauthor of dozens of books, including 100 Christian Women Who Changed the Twentieth Century and Suddenly Unemployed.
The evangelical church has often held the topics of depression and suicide at arms length. Considering the sobering statistics of successful suicide attempts, this theological naivete and lack of vision is a double blow for the suicidal and their loved ones. Author Helen Kooiman Hosier says this needs to change. In An Eclipse of the Soul, she provides readers with helpful resources and calls the church to take greater care of this growing concern. For anyone who has contemplated or attempted suicide and for those who love them, Hosier's research and personal accounts of depression are compassionate and comprehensive. Previously published as Going Sideways and later published as Suicide: A Cry for Help
- Full of compassion in tackling this sensitive issue- Includes helpful resources for all aspects of suicide- Author speaks from personal experience
Helen Kooiman Hosier is the author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including more than a dozen biographies. She has written for numerous periodicals, including The Saturday Evening Post, Christian Retailing, and Bookstore Journal.