Carving Hope Out of Depression – Victory Over Darkness and a Path to Self-Love
DEPRESSION ● LONELINESS ● HOPELESSNESS ● SUICIDE
Words and feelings unspoken-yet screaming in the hearts and minds of millions!
Carving Hope Out of Depression-Victory Over Darkness and a Path to Self-Love is a personal account of how depression can push an individual toward suicide. Author David Harder shares his raw, real-life experiences, not for pity or to offer excuses, but to bring hope and life within every broken heart and mind.
Thinking that suicide was the only answer, he searched for explanations that would justify his death and end the pain. Misguided, he confused death with no more pain, but nothing could be further from the truth. Suicide leaves a tragic and mysterious abyss in the lives of families, friends, associates, and even casual acquaintances. No one can make sense of the loss-for the rest of their lives; they carry in their hearts the black hole suicide leaves behind.
This book is for you if you have experienced or struggled with any or all the following: * You've turned to drugs, alcohol, or prescription meds to cope with life * You can't understand how a "just" God allows such pain in the world * You're in prison, hate your circumstances, and want to be free * You grew up in a religious setting, yet your life is miserable * You want to know why some turn to God in uncertain times * You think you're tough and can handle any situation * You smile on the outside but are hurting inside * Your life seems empty and meaningless * You're considering suicide
You're right! This book is for everyone-as all have experienced times of doubt and depression. BUT...there is hope, and within these pages you'll discover there are no thoughts or actions that can ever separate you from the most powerful love in the universe!
About David Harder (Prescott, Arizona Author)
David Harder has been writing for more than twenty-five years. His novels are inspiring stories about individuals who influence their world in unique ways.
David grew up in southern California and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict. For eight years, he lived and worked in Germany and traveled throughout Europe. Upon returning to America, he settled in northern California and was employed by multiple Silicon Valley start-up companies. During his career in the computer industry, David traveled the world for businesses with cutting-edge technologies in computer and data-storage. As part of his career, he wrote for trade journals and created marketing materials within the computer industry.
When David entered college in 1990, he found he enjoyed writing stories. With encouragement from family and friends, he wrote short stories for fun. A graduate of San Jose College with a degree in business, he also studied at Santa Clara University towards a degree in international business.
After retiring, David focused on two passions: writing and clay art. He is a published author and uses his wheel and clay during demonstrations in churches to deliver a powerful testimony. His message visualizes how God shapes our lives for different purposes-no matter how old we are, and even if we seem to be a failure.
David is a graduate of Vineyard Institute in biblical studies and leadership. He resides in the Prescott area of Arizona with his wife, Emily, and their border collie, Shiloh.