Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  February 18, 2013

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder by Charles D. Hodges M.D. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This book has the potential to change your thinking about depression and sadness and it will offer readers huge encouragement that could vastly enhance your life!”
Andrew Smith (

“I am most interested in counseling from a Christian perspective, and Hodges’ initial work has earned my trust, as I gained new understanding on the treatment of depression, and the hope that is found in God’s Word. I look forward to reading future books from this author.”
Sharra Badgley (

“To be honest, when I was asked about reviewing this book, I was curious as I had never studied or delved into this world, but as a leader in the church, I felt it was a necessary issue to understand. I’m glad I picked it up.”
Aaron Sellars (

“In Good Mood Bad Mood Hodges takes the right perspective on the issue of depression. Hodges speaks with the experience of a medical doctor and counselor and with a true grasp of how Scripture speaks to our normal sadness. This is a sane book amidst the insane world of over diagnosis of depression. Don’t let a label keep you from help and hope.”
Craig Hurst (

“[Hodges] writes in a way that we can all understand. If you want to know what I think on the subject of depression now, just read this book. As individuals who will have sadness, worse moods and feel depressed, this book is a real help. Were it fall to us to help someone we think acts depressed this book is an indispensable guide. I give it the highest recommendation.”
Jimmy Reagan (

“doctors, pastors, counselors, parents, depressed persons, and friends of depressed persons will be helped by this book. I trust that if you read it, you will find it illuminating, convicting, encouraging, hopeful, and freeing. And if you know someone who is depressed, share the ideas from this book with them. They will not be disappointed.”
James Pruch (

“Most ministers would find Good Mood, Bad Mood a critical primer for their emotional help toolbox. It will help express ways in which the minister can assist those who are dealing with basic emotional health trouble. Christian believers that are struggling with depression and bi-polar will also benefit from the guidance for examining the spiritual aspects of their frustrations.”
Doug Hibbard (

“Because of the depression epidemic, everyone should read Good Mood, Bad Mood. Familiarize yourself with the research that’s ongoing in this field. Don’t give anyone your blind trust but most of all learn to allow your sadness to drive you to Jesus. Dr. Hodges writes with the heart of a pastor but also the background and knowledge of a medical doctor. That’s a balance that’s hard to come by.”
Matthew Sims (

Good Mood, Bad Mood is essential reading for anyone involved in counselling, especially in the church. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I suspect it is a book I will constantly be referring to and dipping in and out of.”
Mandy Johnson (

“This book is a wake-up call for Christians and church ministries alike. We have an opportunity and some tools to serve others around us with compassion and hope. I highly recommend this to church personnel involved in ministries to hurting people, and for that matter, to anyone suffering from depression, anger, and anxiety.”
Beverly Terry (

“If you struggle with depression or have loved ones who do, this is an educational, compassionate, Biblical look at the issue.”
Natalie Klejwa (

“There is no way to recommend this book too highly if someone is concerned about the problems that often lead to diagnoses of bipolar disorder or depression. Pastors, counselors, and others who desire to minister to people dealing with these things certainly would be helped by reading this book.”
Jason Skipper (

“I agree with Hodges that the Bible speaks to the depth of human experience and will be a beacon for those under the cover of the darkness of depression. I appreciate his insights and his sharing examples from his own counseling with others.”
James Matichuk (

“I found Good Mood, Bad Mood, to be a revolutionary, thought provoking and much needed book… I am so glad that healing can be part of our vocabulary when it comes to depression, not just getting through the day.”
Faith Farrell (

“I greatly enjoyed Good Mood, Bad Mood and recommend it to those who are or know someone who is suffering from depression or bipolar disorder. The concerned heart of a doctor and Christian shows itself on every page.”
Brandon Lehr (

“I think we all know people who struggle with depression in various forms and ways. It’s high time we started talking about this openly and make it point to reach out in love to those who are hurting. This book may be a tool you should consider reading as you seek to love your neighbor.”
Kevin Thompson (

Where to Buy:
Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder by Charles D. Hodges M.D is available at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you can purchase a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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