We invite you to read and discuss "Blessed Are the Crazy. Breaking the silence about mental illness, family & church" by Sarah Griffith Lund.
Sarah Griffith Lund takes the lid off mental illness in this raw, honest look at her father's battle with bipolar disorder, the helpless sense of a deja vu as her brother struggles with his own mental illness, and serving as a spiritual advisor for her cousin, a mentally ill man executed for murder. Through the challenges and despair, she shows how churches can be safe havens for people who have brain diseases and for their loved ones.
While this sounds dramatic and extreme, we have all encountered mental illness in our lives in one way or another. This six week study will touch on those issues but also on much more: Our image of God, and our own stories and how we testify to them. As we read, pray about and discuss a chapter each week and a corresponding Bible passage, we will build a strong spiritual community and a deeper connection to each other, and will foster compassion for those affected by mental illnesses.
Meeting times Sundays after worship, starting April 29. Register through the church office by contacting Emily via email email@example.com or phone (508) 393-8156.
Please order your own copy of the book, available on paperback and Kindle. AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Are-Crazy-Breaking-Silence/dp/0827202997