Years of helping people with their mental and emotional health have taught Philip Eley that there are no quick fixes and there are no solutions which work for everyone.
He presents here an empathic, realistic approach to mental health and what the Bible has to say on the subject. Be Comforted is a meditation on the seven stages of grief, detailing how the Bible can help us in each of these stages. The author shows how the Bible addresses mental health with a whole rainbow of approaches.
There’s a place for positive thinking but also for trusting God with our difficulties and engaging with more complicated and nuanced references, such as laments, times when God hides his face, writers who wrestled with God and expressed their negative emotions.