• Out of the Cave

  • Stepping into the Light When Depression Darkens What You See
  • By: Chris Hodges, Rick Warren
  • Narrated by: Mark Smeby
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you feel guilt and shame about negative thoughts and emotions and your inability to overcome them? Best-selling author and pastor Chris Hodges helps those struggling with depression find liberating solutions by drawing from the life of the prophet Elijah.

You might be asking, Should a Christian even be having these struggles?

Depression is the number-one health issue in the world today, yet those who suffer are still sometimes stigmatized - especially followers of Jesus. Many assume God's peace, power, and protection should prevent us from ever feeling anxious, depressed, and afraid. But the Bible teaches otherwise, particularly in its depiction of the life of the Old Testament prophet Elijah.

In Out of the Cave, Chris Hodges uses Elijah's life to show us that everyone is susceptible to depression. Even when we're walking closely with God, we can still stumble and get lost in the wilderness of tangled emotions. But we don't have to stay there, because we serve a God who meets us in the darkness. Out of the Cave helps us

  • Remove the stigma of depression and realize we're not alone;
  • Understand the ways our temperament and view of God affect the way we handle depression; and
  • Learn a comprehensive approach to wellness - mind, body, and soul - from Elijah's journey.

With his trademark blend of Bible-based wisdom, practical application, and vulnerability in sharing his personal struggles, Hodges explores the causes of depression we can't change, the contributors we can conquer, and offers transformative hope and spiritual power to help us win the battle.

©2021 Chris Hodges (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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I needed this

This is probably the most concise, balanced, and encouraging, practical book on managing stress, worry, anxiety, or depression. This book was an answer to my prayers. The authors own pain has led to helping others in a way nothing else could have accomplished...he can really relate. So thankful for the wisdom in this book and the practical approach to all facets of dealing with these issues.

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inspiring book!!!

if you're dealing with depression, this book will change your life. helps you to realize we all deal with it at times in our lives
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So Much Wisdom

Out of the Cave provided sound Biblical wisdom in addition to practical steps to take for anyone that’s ever battled depression

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Wonderful resource for Christians struggling with depression

A clinically sound and Biblically based resource for anyone wanting more information about how to obtain healing and freedom from their own difficulties with depression. Also a tremendous resource for:
-any Christian who may not understand depression in people of faith
-anyone who has loved ones who struggle with depression & don’t know how to help

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Wow!

This book is life changing! I started counseling several months ago and a lot of what my counselor has taught me is reflected in this book! So many amazing truths in it that I’m going to buy the paperback version so I can highlight and take notes. What a blessing this book is for not just those struggling with depression and mental health but I believe anyone would benefit from this book especially as a follower of Jesus.

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So so good

So very helpful. Studied it with friends, and we all learned so much. Thank you PC.

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Outstanding

Loved it. Many people deal with the topics discussed and need to hear this.

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amazing book

A must read! after 2020 this book really brought me back to peace in God

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Love love love!!

What a helpful insight to depression from a spiritual aspect and from a great spiritual leader. May God always be with you Pastor Chris Hodges aka PC! Thank you for being vulnerable and transparent. To God be all the honor glory and praise!

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Battling depression?

Can’t think of a more timely and important book 2021. Well written, transparent, practical, well resourced and encouraging. I’ve never battled depression personally, but helped many loved ones in the midst of it. This book is now on the top of resources I’ll lean on helping others.