''In a sense, a depressed Christian is a contradiction in terms,'' Lloyd-Jones asserts. But what's a Christian to do to effectively combat spiritual depression (but not get bogged down with the guilt of it all)? Believing that Christian joy was one of the most potent factors in the spread of Christianity in the early centuries, Lloyd-Jones reveals the causes that have robbed you of your spiritual vitality and shows you how to find complete joy through the mind and spirit of Christ. Based on 21 sermons that the author preached at the Westminster Chapel in London. 300 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
This enduring collection of twenty-one sermons by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, each originally delivered at Westminster Chapel in London, carefully and compassionately analyzes an undeniable feature of modern society from which Christians have not escaped -- spiritual depression.
"Christian people," writes Lloyd-Jones, "too often seem to be perpetually in the doldrums and too often give this appearance of unhappiness and of lack of freedom and absence of joy. There is no question at all but that this is the main reason why large numbers of people have ceased to be interested in Christianity."
Believing the Christian joy was one of the most potent factors in the spread of Christianity in the early centuries, Lloyd-Jones not only lays bare the causes that have robbed many Christians of spiritual vitality but also points the way to the cure that is found through the mind and spirit of Christ.
(1899-1981) A gifted and justly famous preacher, and a minister with wide pastoral experience, who throughout his ministry at Westminster Chapel in London, England, attracted large audiences, many seekers, and always the keen and devout worshippers.
World Magazine, One of the top 100 books of the Millennium (1999)