This Side of Darkness

Memoir of a Depressant; a Journey from the Other Side

by Lynn Vanderdasson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/29/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973671411
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973671435
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973671428

About the Book

This book, This Side of Darkness, illuminates and exposes the horrific stigma associated with depression and anxiety. Many Christians look down upon the depressed and anxious Christian because they wrongly believe that it is caused from a lack of faith. After all, real Christians don’t get down in a constant mood of profound sadness for an extended length of time! Real Christians aren’t anxious about anything to the point of sickness. Real Christians don’t get ulcers from stress, real Christians don’t ……….real Christians don’t...……. This book reveals what Depression really is and what it is not. It is important for the one suffering with such depth of hopelessness and despair to realize that this “thing” called depression is NOT a spiritual matter but a bio/chemical disease. The depressant (that is what I call us) that is told to “snap out of it” and “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” cannot cure themselves any more than a cancer patient or diabetic can cure themselves without professional help! So, with this erroneous ideation that this is a spiritual problem, they, not only have the depression and anxiety to deal with but are pushed deeper into the dark pit with the shame and guilt of thinking that it is a lack of faith and spiritual maturity.

Have you ever heard that depression and anxiety for a Christian is a lack of faith? Please note that it is not a spiritual weakness but a bio/chemical disorder causing the brain to malfunction.

About the Author

For a first-time published author, Lynn Vanderdasson is an accomplished writer. She knows her topic well from personal experience and hours of research.
What makes her book, This Side of Darkness, unique is the way she communicates as though she is sitting right beside you, talking with you one on one.
If you don’t read this book, especially if you have been overcome with the dread of depression and anxiety, you will certainly miss out on all the golden nuggets that are found throughout the book to guide you to wellness and a happy, productive life!
Lynn resides in the country outside the city of Sierra Vista, Arizona with her husband, Leon and her little Yorky, Sipsy.