Out of the Depths

Encountering Depression


Gonville ffrench-Beytagh

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0183-2

LENGTH: 22 pages

Fairacres Publications 162

1990 Rev 2010

An account of a spiritual journey through depression, aided by habits of saying the Psalms and Bible reading, together with an acknowledgement of the challenge which depression presents for Christians, offering insights into its nature, treatment and creative potential.

This candid, personal account of depression, and recovery from ‘out of the depths’, has helped many to come to terms with their own experiences, or provide support to other sufferers. By continuing to say the Psalms and read the Bible, through force of habit, the author discovered voices which penetrated his darkness and confusion. Wendy Robinson, the writer of the Epilogue, pays a warm tribute to Gonville ffench-Beytagh, with whom she shares an understanding of the challenge presented by depression for the Church and for the Christian faith. As a Christian psychotherapist, she contributes her own insights into the nature and treatment of depression, and its liberating potential.

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22 pages


Gonville ffrench-Beytagh



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


Encountering Depression


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Author Bio

Gonville ffrench-Beytagh (1912-91) spent much of his life in South Africa, becoming Dean of Salisbury (Harare) and later Johannesburg. He opposed apartheid, which led to his imprisonment in 1971-2 and subsequent exile to England, where he spent the last years of his life. He was also a respected preacher, spiritual director and author, whose works include ‘Encountering Darkness’, an account of his imprisonment, and ‘Facing Depression’, the latter also published by SLG Press.

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