Sunday, November 11, 2012

Walking on Water when you feel like you're drowning ~ A Book Review ~ by Karrlin Bain

Clicky Link: Walking on Water 
Finding hope in life's darkest moments
a book by Tommy Nelson and Steve Leavitt

 Authors Tommy Nelson and Steve Leavitt share stories and information about anxiety, depression and obsessiveness that help us connect with and relate to both of the authors as well as the subject.  I am thrilled to review this book!  
I must call this
 a book of HOPE.  
This is exactly the kind of book/information that I want to have in my life tool kit!  Anyone that is a human being or a person can benefit from reading this fascinating book.  Yes, I just said this book could apply to and support anyone and everyone! 

Some might believe that Christians would not (or should not) suffer from anxiety and depression because of having faith in God to carry them through tough times, but that is 
a MYTH.  The authors of this book show us that struggles like anxiety and depression do not discriminate.   Wonderful, put together, successful people can have these feelings sneak in on them.  Christians can suffer from anxiety, depression, and obsessiveness.  Anyone can suffer from anxiety, depression, and obsessiveness.

This book is here to help those that suffer from these conditions.  The author and pastor Tommy Nelson describes in detail what he has gone through or what one might go through when dealing with anxiety and depression.  He and counselor Steve Leavitt write from their experiences.  The book addresses how these conditions can come about because of chemical imbalances, circumstances, or combinations of the two. They talk about the ups and downs of diagnosing, coming to terms with having it (acceptance) and forms of treatment which may include counseling and/or medication.

This book is also here as a PREVENTATIVE MEASURE.  Reading this book during the happiest time of your life or during any time of your life will help you.  You may learn to think in ways that help you to avoid heavy depression and anxiety.  You may certainly learn how to better suspect and recognize the earliest signs, therefore being more of a help to yourself or others when experiencing depression/anxiety/obsessiveness.  This is a case where information is power.  Lastly, and most importantly, you will be able to connect to God's word in relationship to what you are experiencing.  This book ties and connects all of it's information directly to God's Word by quoting scripture (specific Books and Verses from the Bible) and connecting it with the various thoughts and beliefs that accompany these conditions.

I am so happy to own and highly recommend Walking On Water when you feel like you're drowning.  It goes without saying that we all walk through this life and experience things that may make us prone to various mental health issues as discussed in this book.  I like having this on my bookshelf!

Personally I enjoy working through Bible studies.  There are already specific details I have found in the book that I want to share with family and friends.  I believe we will read this book aloud with the kids and share according to the age level.

This book would make an excellent Bible Study 
 for one person, two friends, couples, families, or any kind of group.  

The back of the book lists the verse which sums it all up
 (you can click the verse/link to take you to an awesome Bible website:
You can find this book on Tyndale House Publishers 
website by clicking this link: Walking on Water when you feel like you're drowning
Finding hope in life's darkest moments by Tommy Nelson and Steve Leavitt

I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.
Thank you Tyndale House!!!

Facebook is fun! ~ Poemify Me by Karrlin Bain


  1. WoW! You are a great writer! This was a fantastic review, and this book is also going on my "to read" list. Thank you for giving me such an in depth review of this book. I think it may help me now (I'm not in a deep depressive state at the moment). I would especially like to have scriptures to comfort me if I feel like I am entering into another depressive state. I've suffered all my life with depression. Once again, thank you for reviewing this book!

    1. Hi Debi,

      Thank you SO MUCH for the kind and encouraging compliment! I really do believe in this book and all that I said about it. I feel very strongly about this topic as I lost my father in a car accident a little less than a year after having my first child back in 99. Talk about chemical imbalance-(hormones anyone?)/circumstance combinations... anyway anxiety and depression in various forms IS a part of life. This book is awesome! It even addresses "why?" and the questions that Christians may have.

      I appreciate so much that you commented and will keep you in my prayers.

      I also checked out your blogs and I am your new follower on both... they are lovely!!!

      Thanks and blessings,

  2. Hey there!! I'm a new follower :) Fantastic review, and I want this book!


    1. Thanks Mary! This book is so good!!! It is kind of like having a first aid kit.... not the most fun to spend the $$ on but SO IMPORTANT to have around. ; )

      I am following your blog now too... it is awesome!!

      Thanks and blessings,

  3. Seriously Karrlin...nice job on that. I like that preventative measure injection...that is so true.

    1. Thanks June! I feel strongly about this subject... prevention rocks... and women tend to try to "tough it out" for too long.
      Hugs! ~Karrlin

  4. This is fantastic. I've been looking for a deep good read and here it is!

    I'm your newest follower and perhaps we can follow each other to keep in touch. Can't wait to read more :)

    Cathy Trails

    1. Dear Ms. Cathy ~ Thank you for stopping by. I am now a new follower on your sites too... I love them! Thank you! : )


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