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Spiritual Depression by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

posted Sep 7, 2013, 12:17 PM by Fccea Webmaster
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was educated as doctor and practiced medicine for some time before responding to the call of God on his life to enter the ministry. He eventually became pastor of the famous Westminster Chapel in London for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1968. He was a gifted expositor who left behind a number of commentaries as well as a major book on expository preaching -- a major influence on my own life.

In Spiritual Depression, which was first published in 1965, Lloyd-Jones combines the skills of both his medical and theological training. He recognizes that it is possible for a true Christian to experience the demons of depression for a variety of reasons. But this is not a modern pop psychology self-help book. Instead, in a series of 21 chapters, Lloyd Jones addresses various potential causes of emotional trauma and brings the Word of God to bear on each in a unique, clear and powerful exposition. Any given chapter can stand on its own, but the book has added value when it is digested in its entirety. The combination of psychological and biblical insights make this one of the finest books I have seen dealing with emotional problems. Maximum benefit comes from absorbing it slowly and thoroughly.

Pastor David McNeff