When Despair Meets Delight: Stories to cultivate hope for those battling mental illness is both a memoir and a model for doing mental health ministry. By sharing his own story, Tony Roberts offers the hope he has found in Christ as one battling a mental illness.
When people asked Jesus what they must do to be saved, he told stories. The kingdom of God is like…a banquet of beggars…a woman finding a lost coin…an outsider lifting a wounded man from a ditch and providing for his care.
“Rabbi Jesus, how shall we do mental health ministry?”
“Ah, let me tell you a story.”
“Many people would be surprised to find a memoir of mental illness and a memoir of successful ministry in the same book. Yet by the grace of God, that is exactly what you’ll find here.”