Best Spirituality Book for Depression: You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends by Mollie Player
I wrote You’re Getting Closer for one reason: I wanted to give a true account of a normal person who’s struggling with this whole spirituality thing. A person who has experienced lifelong depression, and who wants more than anything to find the inner peace the great mystics and gurus talk about.
Since I liked how the project turned out, I made it the first book in a series.
Can this book help me overcome depression?
Yes, I believe it can play a role.
Does it address depression specifically? What does it say that can help?
Yes. It talks at length about specific techniques to overcome depression.
Here is the book description from Amazon:
Mollie Player is just a regular person–not someone who’s particularly cut out for enlightenment. However, she thinks that regular people like her can still attempt such a feat.
After all, how hard can it be?
And so, one fine January first, Player decides to conduct a year-long two-part experiment. The first part of the experiment is to finally find a few best friends. The second part is to learn how to do something which the Apostle Paul advises in the Bible and which she has always wanted to try.
She decides to pray without ceasing–to communicate continuously with the Divine.
The results: You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends–and all the unexpected experiences detailed therein.
Exploring the nature of enlightenment, the value of friendship and the never-ending quest for more, Player’s easy-to-read, humorous voice is at its no-holds-barred best in this first-in-series exploration that readers of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love will no doubt appreciate.
To what degree do you think it can help me overcome depression?
I’m just a tad biased here, so I’ll skip the rating.
Where can I find it?
“This is the kind of writing that makes me feel as if I’d sat down with the author on the sofa with cups of tea and we were talking together for hours. The style is so vulnerable …” – Heather
“I don’t know what to say other than it is the most beautiful book that I have ever read.” – Ashley
“Really, I am rather speechless.” – Sarah
“I loved the book!! I couldn’t stop reading it!! It touched me so very much.” – Haydee
“Player has given a beautiful gift to her readers. I was very touched.” – Celia
“Player’s chatty style evokes a realism and empathy for the story. One is able to feel her pain.” – Anonymous
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