by Hazel Rolston
IVP / 9781844742165 / paperback / 170pp / £6.99
From the title, I expected this book to be heavy and depressing, but it wasn't. Hazel pours out her inner feelings and anxieties in such a natural way, as if you are sitting in the room with her and she is just explaining her inmost thoughts taking the reader with her on her journey from Despair to Hope. I feel that for anybody who suffers from any form of depression or anxiety (both male or female), or who knows someone else who does, this book would be very useful as it takes you in and through this minefield in a way that is very helpful and gives greater clarity and understanding of those problems. Also anybody who is trying to help or counsel such sufferers would find this a useful tool. I am glad to have read this book as it has given me a more open mind and also helped me to come to terms and understand some issues of my own.
Review by Janet Pollard