Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices That Brought Peace
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.
In May 2003 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.
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About the Author
J.P. Moreland is one of the leading evangelical thinkers of our day. He is distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and director of Eidos Christian Center. With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He has authored or coauthored many books, including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; Christianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular City; Does God Exist?; The Lost Virtue of Happiness; and Body and Soul. He is coeditor of Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. His work appears in publications such as Christianity Today, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly. Dr. Moreland served with Campus Crusade for ten years, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses and in hundreds of churches.
A remarkable book of wisdom and practical steps that make it an invaluable resource.--Sean McDowell, professor, speaker, author
A masterpiece of scholarship, transparency, compassion, and profound guidance for all who struggle with anxiety or depression.--Lee Strobel, New York Times bestselling author
Finding Quiet doesn't minimize depression or offer superficial solutions. Its well-researched ideas combine depth and practicality.--Jan Johnson, author of When the Soul Listens
Finding Quiet will give readers genuine hope for dealing with their own anxiety and depression or helping others who face these challenges.--Wayne Grudem, professor, Phoenix Seminary
A deeply moving, honest, and helpful resource . . . an excellent complement to the process of Christian counseling and psychotherapy.--Gary W. Moon, author of Becoming Dallas Willard