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Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept

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Praise for Jesus Wept

^"What courage it took for this priest and poet to explore depression in people of faith. Barbara Crafton writes with exquisite nakedness about the futile search for meaning in the meaninglessness of despair. Her own salvation is a beacon to those who believe God means them to suffer in order to understand."^
Gail Sheehy, author, Passages; Understanding Men's Passages

^^"Writing well about depression is not nearly as challenging as surviving the beast, but it is still a hard thing to do. Having written about my own depression, I can say with some authority that Barbara Crafton, a fellow sufferer, writes wonderfully well on this difficult topic.... This book offers truth about the devastating darkness of this disease and about the hope that makes it possible to find one's way back to the light. Barbara Crafton offers up her truth with humor and gritty stories as well as candor and care.... May the many who suffer?and those who care for them, read this book, shed the shame, and find the new life that awaits them on the other side."^Parker J. Palmer, author, A Hidden Wholeness; Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach

^^"Having known the tension of faith and depression in her own life, Barbara Crafton offers us wisdom that comes from years of reflection, of faithful practice, of knowing 'dark is not dark to you, O Lord.' (Psalms 139:11) She has no truck with pablum Christianity; she knows that faith that does not meet our darkest days is no faith at all?. Crafton offers sound insight and speaks the truth in love, offering hope and acceptance to those of us who struggle with depression."^Mary C. Earle, author, Broken Body; Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Illness and Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness ^
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Praise for Jesus Wept

^"What courage it took for this priest and poet to explore depression in people of faith. Barbara Crafton writes with exquisite nakedness about the futile search for meaning in the meaninglessness of despair. Her own salvation is a beacon to those who believe God means them to suffer in order to understand."^
Gail Sheehy, author, Passages; Understanding Men's Passages

^^"Writing well about depression is not nearly as challenging as surviving the beast, but it is still a hard thing to do. Having written about my own depression, I can say with some authority that Barbara Crafton, a fellow sufferer, writes wonderfully well on this difficult topic.... This book offers truth about the devastating darkness of this disease and about the hope that makes it possible to find one's way back to the light. Barbara Crafton offers up her truth with humor and gritty stories as well as candor and care.... May the many who suffer?and those who care for them, read this book, shed the shame, and find the new life that awaits them on the other side."^Parker J. Palmer, author, A Hidden Wholeness; Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach

^^"Having known the tension of faith and depression in her own life, Barbara Crafton offers us wisdom that comes from years of reflection, of faithful practice, of knowing 'dark is not dark to you, O Lord.' (Psalms 139:11) She has no truck with pablum Christianity; she knows that faith that does not meet our darkest days is no faith at all?. Crafton offers sound insight and speaks the truth in love, offering hope and acceptance to those of us who struggle with depression."^Mary C. Earle, author, Broken Body; Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Illness and Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness ^
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In the first book to discuss depression from a faith perspective, Barbara Crafton expertly weaves personal stories and helpful resources to explore depression as it is affected (for both better and worse) by Christian faith. She contends that it is harder for people of faith to come to terms with depression since they may attribute its causes to something they have done, rather than to its true root in physiology and genetics. This is a book people will want to buy for themselves and give loved ones who are suffering from depression and wondering where God is during their pain and suffering.

Barbara C. Crafton (Metuchen, NJ) is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and author. She is the founder and head of the Geranium Farm (geraniumfarm.org), an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth.


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Meet the Author

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and author. She is the founder and head of the Geranium Farm, www.geraniumfarm.org, an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth, which publishes The Almost-Daily eMo from the Geranium Farm, read by thousands of people worldwide.

Her articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Episcopal Life, and other publications. She is the author of many books, including Let Every Heart Prepare; Some Things You Just Have to Live With; Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet and The Sewing Room. She lives in New Jersey.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface. Prologue: What We're Talking About. 1. Jesus Wept. 2. A Learning Experience. Worry. 3. I Just Don't Feel Anything. 4. Trouble In Paradise. The Magic Kingdom. 5. Charged With The Care Of Souls. Aaron. 6. The Defendant As Prosecutor. 7. This Is My Last Hope. Electric Poem. 8. Sorrowful Mysteries. 9. The Dark Night. Inferno, Canto I. 10. Words Fail Me. 11. Wanting To Die. To Be Or Not To Be. 12. The Family Disease. Notes. Further Reading. The Author.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 303041
  • Product Code 9780470371954
  • ISBN 0470371951
  • EAN 9780470371954
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Jossey Bass
  • Publication Date Mar 2009
  • Dimensions 185 x 134 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.227kg

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