Best Spiritual Book for Depression: The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton
The Wisdom of the Desert is a classic and a must-read for spiritual types. At least, I think it is. Sometimes, it’s a bit tedious reading short piece after short piece, but if you don’t mind that sort of thing, you’ll find awesome wisdom here.
Can this book help me overcome depression?
Yes. A bit. There’s great advice, of course, and if you apply it you will have greater peace.
Does it address depression specifically? What does it say that can help?
No, it doesn’t address depression specifically. But there are gems of wisdom that can help you improve your relationships and your level of acceptance of the ups and downs of life.
To what degree do you think it can help me overcome depression?
Depression effectiveness rating: 3.5 on a scale of 1-10
Where can I find it?
The Wisdom of the Desert on Amazon
The Wisdom of the Desert on Goodreads
The Wisdom of the Desert on Google Books
The Wisdom of the Desert on iTunes
The Wisdom of the Desert on Barnes and Noble
Thomas Merton on Wikipedia
Finally, it happened. After ten years thinking about it, I attempted, as the Apostle Paul once wrote, to “pray without ceasing”–to communicate in an ongoing way with the Divine.
Interested in my results? Get You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends on Amazon.