Walking with a Limp
Thoughts of Hope for the Depressed & Discouraged
About the Book
“I’ve always loved the book of Genesis, where faith in the eternal, unchanging God of Abraham proves—paradoxically—to be more human than heroic. This is surely why I appreciate Ezra Byer’s exploration of the life of Jacob, whose story provides a window for examining his own seasons of doubt and depression. Mercifully, Ezra strips us of the illusion that faith will always be the swift, steady, sure climb. He reminds that we might cling to God—and still feel his absence. This is a book for the trenches—a book for building gritty, honest, ultimately resilient faith.”
– Jen Pollock Michel, Author of Surprised by Paradox and Keeping Place
“Walking with a Limp will point you to the sure sources of hope for the hopeless: The God of all hope and His word of hope. In it you’ll find practical help and encouragement to stay the course. You, like Jacob, can be a prince with God, an overcomer whose limp testifies to tenacious clinging to God.”
– Dr. Philip Brown, Author of A Reader’s Hebrew Bible
“In recent years, believers in Christ have become more transparent about the struggles we face with depression and mental illness. In this timely book, Ezra Byer contributes to this encouraging trend by inviting readers to re-read the ancient narrative of the Patriarch Jacob and encounter anew the God who heals and also sets apart his people for worship and service.”
– Dr. Edward Smither, Author of Mission in the Early Church and Christian Martyrdom
“When we suffer, we don’t need glib answers or easy truths. We need to hear from someone who knows what it’s like, can remind us of biblical truth, and point us to hope. That’s why I’m grateful that Ezra has written this honest, profound, and encouraging book. I can’t wait to read it again and to share it with others.”
– Darryl Dash, Author of How to Grow
About the Author
Ezra Byer is the founder of themondaychristian.com, an online ministry that seeks to help people put into action the truth of God’s Word that they hear on Sunday to their everyday lives on Monday. He blogs regularly and hosts a weekly podcast where he brings on a wide range of Christian leaders to discuss topics that encourage Christians to grow in their faith.
Ezra holds an MA in Practical Theology from Ohio Christian University and is working on a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia International University. Currently, Ezra lives with his wife and two kids in Nampa, Idaho.