Good Mood, Bad Mood
The BCC is proud to join Shepherd Press to announce the February 2013 release of Charles Hodges’ new book, Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bi-Polar Disorder. You can purchase Good Mood Bad Mood (pre-order now and release in February 2013) at the Shepherd Press website.
At the Shepherd Press product page they introduce readers to the book with these words:
Depression and bipolar disorder are two of the most common diagnoses made in medicine today. Are we in an epidemic of bad moods or is there another explanation? Good Mood, Bad Mood examines whether it is an epidemic or if we have simply changed how we label depression. While medical treatment is now the commonly accepted way to deal with pain and sadness, its promise has not been fulfilled. Dr. Charles Hodges offers an explanation to help the reader see the importance of sadness and the help and hope that God gives us in His Word.
At the Shepherd Press product page they also provide the following endorsements.
“Dr. Hodges has given the church an important resource in Good Mood, Bad Mood. With the scientific acumen of a physician and the loving concern of a brother in Christ, Dr. Hodges cuts through the morass of solutions for sadness, depression, mania or bipolar disorders. Written for the layperson but detailed enough for the physician or counselor, this book is for anyone who struggles with troubling moods and for those who help them.”
—Elyse Fitzpatrick, Author, speaker and counselor
“Millions of Christians suffer from depression and bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, many of them suffer in silence because of the stigma mental illness often carries in Christian circles. I’m tremendously grateful for Good Mood, Bad Mood, a book that compassionately offers medical and theological insights for those affected by mental disorders. Dr. Hodges is equally at home parsing the relevant biblical texts as he is dispensing medical advice. Throughout the book he intersperses stories of real people struggling to find freedom; this is a must-read book.”
—Drew Dyck, Managing Editor, Leadership Journal
“I highly recommend this resource to anyone wanting to understand or help those struggling with depression or mood swings. While not neglecting the medical research and possible medical explanations for some mood issues, he helps the reader to see what is often at the core of many mood disorders.”
—Dr. Garrett Higbee, Executive Director of Biblical Soul Care, Harvest Bible Chapel
Dr. Kellemen, our BCC Executive Director, also provides his endorsement.
Good Mood, Bad Mood is a very important book that is long overdue and that needs to be read by every biblical counselor, Christian psychologist, pastor, church leader, and all persons facing difficulties with their moods. It’s also not an easy book to write because it is all too easy to veer off the cliff of “it’s all medicine so don’t consider matters of the soul,” or the cliff of “it’s never biologically-related so just ‘buck up.’” With biblical balance, Dr. Hodges, with compassion for those who are suffering, offers insights into the beauty of moods—good and bad, and how to experience God’s purposes in our moods. He also provides copious research presented so a non-doctor can easily understand and apply the research findings. I’ll recommend Good Mood, Bad Mood often both to people helpers and to people who are facing their own good moods and bad moods.
—Dr. Bob Kellemen, Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and Author of Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure