A Pelican of the Wilderness: Depression, Psalms, Ministry, by Robert W. Griggs PDF

By Robert W. Griggs

ISBN-10: 1498215971

ISBN-13: 9781498215978

ISBN-10: 1620325594

ISBN-13: 9781620325599

After serving for greater than thirty years as a parish minister, the writer used to be hospitalized with significant melancholy. this can be the tale of his melancholy and recovery--a restoration of healthiness, vocation, and religion. First, Griggs regained the adventure of small pleasures. ultimately, he recovered the power to decide on, to set limits, and to just accept truth. He then grew to become to the biblical Psalms--indeed his personal writing echoes their candor. yet he additionally stumbled on desire in motion pictures, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's and Blazing Saddles. To the psychological overall healthiness concerns dealing with clergy and others within the supporting professions Griggs brings to endure insights from study and from his personal event as a pastor and an individual improving from melancholy. He tells his tale with spirit and humor.

"A profound and fascinating account of the author's trip again from a crushing melancholy with assistance from interplay with different sufferers, the honesty of various psalms, the insights of resourceful motion pictures, and the artistic principles of innovative theologians."

--Ian G. Barbour, writer of When technology Meets Religion

"It is amazing that the Psalms are moveable from old context to modern context. Robert Griggs has deftly transported them into his personal tale of melancholy, affliction, and restoration of wellbeing and fitness, existence, and religion. This booklet deals sincere, brave testimony, the telling of a lifestyles that might inspire others to inform their lives with fact and stay in hope."

--Walter Brueggemann, writer of Praying the Psalms

"The name of this gracefully written and infrequently humorous memoir through a Minnesota pastor is a word from Psalm 102:6 the writer makes use of on the way to describe his descent into depression...For fogeys being affected by melancholy, even people who find themselves non-believers, Griggs carry wish. The Psalms that helped him in his restoration remind us that human feelings aren't any diverse now from what they have been a number of thousand years ago."
--Mary Ann Grossmann, e-book overview within the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Robert Griggs is an ordained minister within the United Church of Christ and has served church buildings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. He holds graduate levels from Harvard Divinity institution, the college of Minnesota, and Andover Newton Theological School.

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