Turning Your Down into Up is a book written for people who are suffering from depression. I found this book to be very practical and useful. Although I haven’t experienced the kind of depression that Dr. Jantz describes, I found it very helpful to know the symptoms and as a pastor I can use this resource as a help to those who are in need.
Each chapter is filled with practical examples of the stories of those who struggle and the background issues behind their depression. Jantz fills his book with so many varied examples that it seems that anyone with depression should be able to find a point of contact and help.
I found it very insightful that Jantz gives homework at the end of each chapter as well as the use of journaling. This is not just about knowing the causes or issues involved but he asks the reader to actually do something in your life about it.
Also, his approach to depression is holistic. For example it can be caused by family background, abuse, present loss, chemical imbalance, spiritual issues or any combination of these. I appreciate that he spent a chapter on the spiritual issues and healing that is needed although I wish it was more of a central topic than just one of many chapters.
But all in all, I would recommend this book for anyone who is suffering depression.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.