4. Books to Read

See the complete list of 10 Catholic Ways To Cope With Depression here

I have gotten comfort from reading books. Below are some of the books I have found helpful:

Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach is one of the few books targeted towards Catholics.

I have personally found Cognitive Therapy’s rational approach to depression to be the most helpful.  Two books I recommend are Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthough Program to End Negative Behavior…and FeelGreat Again and A New Guide to Rational Living.

Two spiritual books that are not specific to depression I have found helpful are The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints and The Gift of Faith

The best book I have read on suffering is C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain. This book really helped me understand why God allows suffering.

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2 Responses to 4. Books to Read

  1. Gerard says:

    This is a very interesting blog I stumbled upon by googling Fulton Sheen and depression. I too am inclined toward depression and my Catholic faith is my one and only guide in this life. Another big issue for me is getting motivated or finding the key to live up to my potential. Lately I have been listening to Tony Robbins and I got his book Awaken the Giant Within. Still, I am always looking for a Catholic approach to motivation/potential/success in life, so the reference to the Maturin work was of interest. I was hoping to model my approach to life and success on Vince Lombardi and Fulton Sheen and this might be my final shot at this (as a middle-aged guy).

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