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P. A. Kennan

P.A. Kennan is a lay preacher with the United Reformed Church. Prior to her call to ministry, she ran her own business for several years following a career in Higher, Secondary and Special Needs education.

‘Anxiety: Finding Peace’ (2019) is her third book. He previous titles – ‘OCD: Be Still and Know’ (2015) and ‘Depression: Jesus is Calling You’ (2017) grew out of her own struggles with OCD and depression and reveal how these debilitating conditions can be overcome and healed with God’s help.

Depression and anxiety is a growing problem in our society. Kennan’s most recent work was written in response to the fact that so many people live in thrall to fear; their lives have been shaped and defined by their reaction to it. Many are seatching for comfort and seeking ways to achieve a sense of inner peace. In an era of increasing secularisation, the message running through all of this author’s work is that there is only one place to find out rest – God.

A CHRISTIAN GUIDE TO WALKING THROUGH GRIEF, REJECTION, PERSECUTION, GUILT OR STRESS

Mental health problems are a growing public health concern around the world today. Anxiety: Finding Peace offers a Christian perspective on the overwhelming pressures of modern life and explores how we can find healing and hope when we put our trust fully in God. Using scripture, research and anecdotes, bestselling author P. A. Kennan explores a complex subject and points us back to God’s promise to give us peace, even in the most challenging seasons of life.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO OVERCOMING DEPRESSION, FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE.

– What are the causes of depression?
– Why do some Christians struggle with anxiety, fear and confusion?
– Can the Bible help control our feelings?
– How can we break free from despair?

P. A. Kennan herself struggled for many years with clinical depression, eventually leading to her contemplating suicide. However, as she began to investigate the root of her depression, she discovered a key to healing, for herself and for others.

Kennan summarises the known causes and common treatments of depression, then guides the reader through the relevant emotional and spiritual issues, providing practical insight that can lead towards recovery. Helpful both for those suffering from any level of depression, as well as a useful resource for counselling, this holistic guide provides a biblical, Christian perspective on current medical understanding.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO OVERCOMING OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER, FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE.

– What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
– Why do some Christians struggle with anxiety?
– Can the Bible help with psychological disorders?
– How can we break free from fear?

P. A. Kennan herself struggled with the debilitating effects of OCD – until one day she found herself in a life-threatening situation, and discovered the key to her healing.

Kennan describes the biology of OCD, then guides the reader through the relevant emotional and spiritual issues, providing practical insight that can lead towards recovery. Helpful both for OCD sufferers and those who are trying to support them, this holistic guide provides a biblical, Christian perspective on current medical understanding.

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