“40 Days to Better Living: Depression” by Dr. Scott Morris

Depression:  Manageable Steps to Health

Depression is a serious condition—and 40 Days to Better Living: Depression provides clear, manageable steps for you to manage it, through life-changing attitudes and actions. If you’re ready to really live better, select one or more elements of the 7-step Model for Healthy Living—Faith, Medical, Movement, Work, Emotional, Family and Friends, and Nutrition—and follow the 40-day plan to improve your life, just a bit, day by day. With plenty of practical advice, biblical encouragement, and stories of real people who’ve taken the same journey, this book—from the Church Health Center in Memphis, the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the U.S.—may be the most important book you read this year!


G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div. is founder and Executive Director of the Church Health Center, which has as its mission to seek to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits. The Church Health Center opened in 1987 to provide primary health care to low-income, uninsured working people of Memphis. The CHC, a health care ministry supported by a broad base of the faith and medical communities, has over 55,000 patients of record in its Clinic. The CHC has also developed its Wellness ministry where the best disease prevention efforts of medicine are combined with the pastoral and spiritual care of the faith community. Learn more at www.churchhealthcenter.org or http://healthcareyoucanlivewith.com.
My Review:

Dr. Scott Morris introduces us to another of his helpful guides, 40 Days to Better Living:  Depression.  Using the testimonies from six people suffering depression for different reasons, he shows how each was able to improve their depression through faith and Scripture, medical help, exercising, work schedules, working on your emotions, nutrition, and the help of family and friends.

Each step is vital to the betterment of your whole self through life-changing attitudes and actions on your part. You will learn how to manage negative stress, work with your doctor, enjoy life and family, and connect to God.  It’s the small changes that make a difference in your overall health and well-being.

The book itself is well laid out, with encouraging photos.  Dr. Morris talks on some of the following topics:

  • Beginning the Journey
  • Acknowledging our Feelings
  • Finding Balance
  • Isolation
  • Forms of Rest
  • Asking for Help
  • Experiencing Setbacks
  • Reviving our Spirit
  • Hope and Energy
  • Looking Ahead
  • Scriptural Encouragement and Direction

This book encourages us to look forward to health and well-being.  There are others who have suffered and gotten well.  There is hope demonstrated in this book.

This book was provided by Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group, Inc., in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.


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