Protect Us From All Anxiety Meditations for the Depressed, by William Burke (1998 ACTA Publications, Assisting Christians To Act,4848 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60640; ISBN: 0-87946-184-5)Fr. Burke has compiled a series of 50 reflections drawn from his own journals of his journey from “night”, to “dawn” and finally “day” as he recovered from clinical depression. Each reflection is prefaced with a scripture selection, and concludes with a short prayer.

For anyone who has in the past or is currently dealing with depression – be it self or walking with a friend or family, this book offers no “quick fix” but offers insight, hope and consolation. The writing is direct and easy to read. William Burke’s sharing of his journey of healing encompasses the mind, body and Spirit.

-Beth Nicol, Auburn