If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?

December 8, 2014

If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed

If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed

BCC Staff Note: At the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors blog site, Dr. Heath Lambert interviews Dr. Bob Somerville about his new book, “If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?” Dr. Lambert calls this new book “the best book on depression that I’ve read.”

In the video interview, Dr. Lambert and Dr. Somerville discuss the following questions:

  • Why did you write this book on depression?
  • What is depression?
  • What are some wrong ways that Christians have understood depression?
  • What is a unique perspective that Christians can add to depression that no one else can?
  • You say in our book that you “saturated your numb mind with the truths of the gospel.” How did you do that?
  • For the person struggling with depression, what are the things that you would tell them that they need to do right now?

To view this extremely helpful video interview, visit the ACBC’s blog site at:

If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?


2 thoughts on “If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?

  1. Excellent interview. I love “I saturated my numb mind with truths of the gospel.” I also did that while I watched my husband pass away from dementia this past year. I had cards with Scripture on them by my bed and every four hours as I woke up to give him meds, I also gave myself Scripture to meditate upon. God’s Word certainly is a light to our path.

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