Give Us This Day Our Daily Meds (Bread)

Fighting Fear with Faith When Antidepressants Fail

by Deanna Ricke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/20/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781490887494
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781490887487
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781490887500

About the Book

Corporate executive Deanna Ricke discovered that the twenty-first century is a tough time to be a mom. From school shootings to pervasive porn, from children chained in basements to idolized addicts, the threats to her children were overwhelming, and fear of making the wrong decision nearly incapacitated her. She was no stranger to the debilitating effects of fear, however. In her work as a communications consultant, Deanna spent years helping corporate executives conquer their fear of public speaking. She knew that fear could be methodically, effectively managed.

What if I fought fear with faith, instead of narcotics? she thought. What if I turned to God instead of Google? Would that make me crazy or just Catholic?

An achingly honest and funny tale of how one worried working mom fought fear with faith and began hearing from God in wonderful ways. Deanna weaves together her own moving personal stories with Scripture, modern lyrics, and practical advice. She shares the seventeen steps she took to move from doubtful to devoutful. Each chapter begins with Scripture passages and ends with questions for consideration, making the book a great choice for individuals, book clubs, Bible studies, or small groups.

About the Author

Deanna Ricke has an MA in communication studies and a BS in journalism from the University of Kansas. She has been in marketing and communications for more than twenty-five years, including executive positions with The Walt Disney Company and FOX Cable Networks. In 2003, she founded a communications consulting firm, and her clients have included American Family Insurance, Bath and Body Works, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, H&R Block, Hallmark, JCPenney, Kroger, Luxottica, Marshalls, PetSmart, T.J. Maxx, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Agriculture, Verizon, and Victoria’s Secret. All while raising two sons.

Deanna authors the “Faith Matters at Work” column for Catholic Business Journal and pens a popular blog, “Faith in the 9 to 5” at, where she writes about the never-ending fun of combining work, faith, and family. Her podcasts are available on iTunes.