For Christians Plagued with Mental Illness “The Leper in The Church” Opens the Way to Resolution and Redemption…
Church is supposed to be a place of love, acceptance and compassion. Yet, for many faithful servants of God, they are looked upon as “Lepers”. They are driven to the shadows of darkness because they suffer from Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, schizophrenia and even eating disorders.
Instead of them being supported, these devoted members of the church continue to suffer in silence. Cast aside and easily forgotten.
We must erase this stigma of mental illness. The church must once again become a place of healing, and not one of heartache.
Author, Lathan Craft, was compelled to write this book after experiencing the emotional torment of a sufferer. It was during fellowship, where he noticed a young woman standing in the corner…alone…looking down…trembling.
As he looked around the room searching for clues, he saw nothing but smiles, laughter and joy. And yet, this young woman was terrified and visually upset. Unable to make eye contact, ashamed to be “the weak” Christian. Thankfully, throughout the night, he finally learned she suffered from Anxiety Disorder. This experience opened his eyes to the unfortunate reality many within the church experience.
Like many Christians forced to carry this heavy burden, she was ignored and forgotten by the church. Lathan believes, that in times of suffering, we must look to the church for support, not allow it to pull us apart.
Yes, you’ll read stories of hurt, and also, stories of redemption. But, you’ll discover you are, in fact, not alone. References of these conditions can be found throughout the bible. Shining new light on what was once thought of as shameful and a sin. However, you’ll soon learn, nothing is further from the truth.
You’ll learn how to open your heart up to God and fellow Christians, sharing the burden through love and acceptance. No longer must you hide your pain in the darkness. It’s time you become free, become known, become understood and loved for who you really are.
As Jesus said “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.”
“The Leper in The Church” stands to be the turning point for many Christians tormented by Mental Illness. Providing a fresh outlook and opening the path to resolution and redemption.
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