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‘Hope Prevails’ for Depression Warriors | Book Giveaway

Those days were often governed by my feelings instead of by God’s truth. But feelings are not reliable. Our feelings are the outward manifestation of the thoughts we believe.”  Dr. Michelle Bengtson in Hope Prevails


That’s what I said to myself when I first read that passage in Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression. Our feelings are liars. Feelings. The things we rely on and believe in. A lot. My feelings aren’t telling me the truth about things.

But wait, there’s more.

When we feel fearful, worried, or anxious, those emotions are the outward representation of what we have believed (e.g., “Something bad is going to happen,” “I can’t trust God to take care of me,” “God’s Word is true for others, but not for me,” etc.)

These passages really got their hooks into me. This whole book did and I think you’ll find it helpful and inspiring as well. You see, this isn’t like any other book. It’s written by a neuropsychologist who’s been in the depression trenches: she herself has battled it. She gets it.

In Hope Prevails, Michelle helps readers understand what depression is and how it affects you spiritually and what depression cannot do. “The result is an approach that offers not just the management of symptoms but the hope of true release.”

Hope Prevails' book cover

Hope Prevails’ book cover. Photo Courtesy of Michelle Bengtson

If you’ve battled depression or are in the throes of it now, this book may serve as a lifeline for you. I’d like to give you an opportunity to own it. You can purchase a copy for yourself or to give to someone you know needs it. If you comment on this post, that will enter you for the giveaway of one (1) copy of Hope Prevails. 

This book tackles issues like the underlying causes of depression, reclaiming your peace, and knowing your worth. I strongly encourage you to explore this book if depression has ever been an issue for you. It’s a true comfort, education, and eye-opener. The recurring theme to remember: there’s always hope and it will prevail.

Make sure to comment so you have a chance to win a copy of ‘Hope Prevails’!





Dr. Michelle Bengtson, author of 'Hope Prevails' 'Hope Prevails' for depression warriors

Dr. Michelle Bengtson, author of ‘Hope Prevails.’ Photo Courtesy of Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson is an author and has been a neuropsychologist for more than 20 years. she completed postdoctoral training at both the Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Center. She lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs. She offers more hope at her site Dr. Michelle Bengtson.

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  • Reply Dr. Michelle Bengtson July 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you Melanie for sharing your thoughts on “Hope Prevails.” I pray it brings hope to many who are walking in the valley of depression! Because of Him, #HopePrevails

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    It sounds like a fabulous read and always great to gain insight from another’s experience 🙂

    • Reply melaniespickett@gmail.com July 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      It really does help to find someone who “gets it.” I think that makes a huge difference. 🙂

  • Reply Vera July 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I would love to win this book! I know it would a wonderful tool to use for healing. Thanks for sharing all the info that you do online!

  • Reply Kathy Simmons July 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to read this book. I think most people have some form of depression.

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