The periods of depression that we all share can range from having a bad day to grieving the loss of a loved one. Our fallen world harbors a broad spectrum of suffering that, while never the same for each individual, has always been part of the human condition.
Yet Margaret Ashmore reminds us that however difficult our circumstances, they cannot determine whether our lives are ruled by joy or by depression... the choices we make in light of those circumstances do. She lays before us a set of godly choices we can make in our own “dark night of the soul” to seek God’s freedom from our dominating depression.
The Gospel for Real Life booklet series by the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) applies the timeless hope of Christ to the unique struggles of modern believers.
Margaret Ashmore serves on the board of the Association of Biblical Counselors and served on the support staff of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas, for fifteen years. She speaks at conferences and retreats throughout the United States and encourages women through biblical counseling.
"The gospel isn't just an ethereal idea. It's not a philosophy, and it's not static. it moves and shapes and transforms. I am grateful for ABC's work of letting the gospel bear its weight on these read life sorrows and pains." - Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas
"My dear friend Margaret Ashmore loves the Lord, she loves his Word, she loves people, and she loves to see hearts transformed and lives set free by the power of his truth. God has used the faithful servant to help many struggling pilgrims find hope and help by way of the 'old rugged Cross." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Author; Revive Our Hearts Radio Host