Overcoming the Blues
by Ryan Fraser, PhD
Ryan Noel Fraser holds a Master’s in Ministry, Master’s in Divinity, and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling from Brite Divinity School (at Texas Christian University). He is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist and a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Dr. Fraser directs the Masters in Pastoral Care and Counseling program at Freed-Hardeman University.
He dedicates a portion of profits to support a new non-profit charity called His Heart, My Hands. This ministry is the embodiment of the principles described in his book. The slogan is “Together we can do more!” This spirit of service and working together is at the heart of a Christ-centered approach of “overcoming the blues”.
Depression hurts. Deeply. If you suffer with it, you know that from firsthand experience. And nobody is immune, not even the most faithful and dedicated Christians. Finding the strength to effectively cope with ongoing depression in one’s life may seem like an insurmountable personal and faith challenge for many followers of Jesus.
The avenue of compassionate care and selfless service to others is a largely untapped strategy for depressed persons to engage to facilitate their own healing and growth. Overcoming the Blues is a revolutionary how-to guide for Christ-like caring by those who struggle daily with depression.
Ryan Noel Fraser seeks to motivate, mentor, and mobilize sufferers of depression to become compassionate servants to those around them. This extraordinary work offers hope in three distinct ways: (1) to recognize God’s abiding presence, (2) to reach out to others, and (3) to respect your limitations. It’s a book about personal transformation. It’s about rising above your own pain and emotional suffering to meet a spiritual challenge.
“As a believer, you can rest assured that nothing—not even depression—will ever be able to separate you from God’s love.”