About the Episode

In this rebroadcast of the Hope + Help Podcast’s very first episode (originally aired April 2019), host Christine Chappell interviews author/Pastor Zack Eswine on the topic of depression. During the conversation, Pastor Zack shares some of his personal experience with despondency, wise & unwise ways to approach loved ones who are suffering, the gift of Scripture’s language for our sorrows, as well as biblical comfort and clarity for those walking through the seasons of darkness.


About the Guest

Dr. Zack Eswine serves as Lead Pastor at Riverside Church and serves as Director of Homiletics for Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis Missouri. His award winning writings about honest questions and ministry, human sorrows and hope, flow out of his local life following Jesus as a pastor, husband and father. Pastor Zack’s books include Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression, The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in Our Limitations through a Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus, and Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes.


About the Book


Christians should have the answers, shouldn’t they? Depression affects many people both personally and through the ones we love. Here Zack Eswine draws from C.H Spurgeon, ‘the Prince of Preachers’ experience to encourage us. What Spurgeon found in his darkness can serve as a light in our own darkness. Zack Eswine brings you here, not a self–help guide, rather ‘a handwritten note of one who wishes you well.’


About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell.


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