Stories, Psalms, and Songs for the Darkest Night
Hope and Help for Surviving Depression
About the Book
In 1983, author Ruth LaFreniere underwent emergency brain surgery. When she returned home after spending more than two months in the hospital, she was left with a one-sided paralysis, a significant career loss, and a depression that caused her to question whether God was even there for her or cared about her struggles.
In Stories, Psalms, and Songs for the Darkest Night, she chronicles her journey through clinical depression and offers insight into her thoughts and feelings. Through a series of reflections, she tells her story while giving tips on how to recognize the signs of depression as well as taking positive steps forward.
LaFreniere shares her journey of a simple faith in a big God who made all the difference, and she discusses how even though life confronted her with many challenges, she found strength and salvation in God. Stories, Psalms, and Songs for the Darkest Night helps others who are facing their own adversity and gives them the hope to persevere. It communicates you can start today on a new path to bring healing to your mind and spirit.
About the Author
Ruth LaFreniere is a professional musician who knows God is the God of second chances. She and her husband, Paul, share their story through music and the word at churches, retreats, and conferences around the country. They also entertain at senior retirement communities, resorts, fairs, weddings, and celebrations with jazz.