Have you ever felt like giving up on life? Are you searching for fulfillment in your life? Do you feel abandoned by everyone - including God? Do you feel like no one can relate to your situation? In this intensely personal and candid book, the author tells of his own personal battle with depression and bipolar disorder. Insights gleaned from personal experience and biblical exposition will assist you in coming to terms with and overcoming depression. From this book, you will gain a renewed sense of depression from a spiritual perspective and learn the ways God uses mental and emotional illnesses to mold us into what He desires. This unique book begins with the authors own personal story, proceeds through the logical progression of thought from a depressed perspective, and concludes with a challenge to a focused pursuit of God. Every person who battles the demon of depression or mental illness will be able to identify with the writer and gain knowledge which will clarify the issues and assist in recovery. Rev. Gene Shumaker has served churches in Alabama and North Carolina and currently serves as pastor of Hams Grove Baptist Church in Statesville, North Carolina. He is known for his unwavering determination to proclaim the Word of God. Gene holds a degree in Biblical Studies and Church Ministry and currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Chasta, and their two children.