"I was desperate. . . . I couldn't turn off the dark thoughts, no matter how hard I tried or how much I prayed. And then I spent a whole weekend in bed, and the crying wouldn't stop, and I got really scared. I've had bouts with depression before—it's kind of a cloud I've learned to live with—but this time was different. I felt like I was going under, like I'd never feel hopeful again, and then that just made my anxiety worse and it all spiraled from there."
Wren Crawford is a social worker overwhelmed by the troubles of the world. Her lifelong battle with anxiety and depression is getting to be too much. She can find relief in art, spiritual formation, and pastoral care as well as traditional therapeutic interventions. Yet, a complicated relationship from her past is threatening to undo her progress.
Fans of Sharon Brown's bestselling Sensible Shoes Series will enjoy encountering some of their old friends along the way. As Wren searches for healing in this novel, readers are invited to move beyond pat answers and shallow theology into an experience of hope and presence that shines through the darkness.