Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices That Brought Peace
: In May 2004 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus...
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In May 2004 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression.
More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage mental illness. Yet along the way he's moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and people in the pews are not immune. Moreland explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery.
Bracing and honest, Finding Quiet will validate the experiences of believers with mental illness, remind them they are not alone, and provide reassurance that they can not only survive but thrive again.
J. P. Moreland, Ph.D., (University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also serves as director of Eidos Christian Center. He has written, edited or contributed to twenty books with publishers ranging from Oxford University Press, Routledge, Wadsworth and Prometheus Books to Zondervan and InterVarsity Press. Among his books are Christianity and the Nature of Science, Does God Exist? (with Kai Nielsen) and Philosophical Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. He has also written helpful apologetic books for thinking people which include Body and Soul, Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview, The Creation Hypothesis, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult, The God Conversation and To Everyone an Answer. Most recently he has authored The Lost Virtue of Happiness and In Search of a Confident Faith with Klaus Issler.
- :chapter 1: My Decent Into An Abyss Of Anxiety/depressionchapter 2: Human Persons And A Holistic Approach For Defeating Anxiety/depressionchapter 3: Getting A Handle On Anxietychapter 4: Spiritual And Psychological Tools For Defeating Anxiety/depression, Part 1chapter 5: Spiritual And Psychological Tools For Defeating Anxiety/depression, Part 2chapter 6: Brain And Heart Tools For Defeating Anxiety/depressionchapter 7: Suffering, Healing And Disappointment With Godchapter 8: Putting It All Togetherappendicesappendix 1: Encouraging Versesappendix 2: Soothing, Encouraging, Uplifting Quotes From Dallas Willardappendix 3: A List Of Chapter Summary Bullet-pointsappendix 4: Annotated Bibliography Of Tools For Anxiety, Depression, And Spiritual/psychological Health