Between 1990 and 2000, the number of people in the United Kingdom consulting their doctors complaining of depression more than doubled. Winston Churchill referred to depression as his 'black dog', and Samuel Johnson called it, 'this vile melancholy'. When in its grip, Abraham Lincoln described himself as, 'the most miserable man living'. The Christian - despite having a living relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and the glorious anticipation of heaven - is not immune from depression! The lives of some of God's greatest servants clearly demonstrate that! This practical guide is the result of the author's twenty years experience as a local church pastor. Without medical jargon, it deals sensitively with the difficult area of depression; its causes and treatments, and offers a step by step guide to coping. Author Jim Winter has been in the pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He holds a PhD in pastoral psychotherapy and has lectured on Christian counselling.