Troubled Minds

Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission

 

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. By Amy Simpson. InterVarsity Press (2013). Book review by Keaton Shenk.

Book cover“When the church is silent to a person in crisis, it can sound remarkably like silence from God,” author Amy Simpson asserts. Her latest book is written for the church in its ministry of love and support for members and families who are impacted by mental illness.

While acknowledging and naming the challenges, Simpson also discusses what the church can do to help. She shares from her own family story, the stories of others, and what she learned from a survey of 500 church leaders. Resources she has included can be helpful to those living with mental illness, to those in a ministry or support role, or to those who want to learn more.

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Reviewer Keaton Shenk attends Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va.

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