Illustrated by Paul J. Egel, this book is about the struggle of one man, a highly successful corporate executive, with depression and anxiety.
Anxiety and depression have always been taboo in society. Frequently, the subjects cannot be touched with a “ten-foot pole”, let alone be up for family discussion. Depression is seen as neither worthy of compassion nor understanding. For the author, a familiar record plays. “Young man, depressed? Nonsense; you have everything you need; just buck up and face the world the way we all have to.” This book describes the mental and physical struggles with anxiety and depression, but most importantly the power of the Holy Spirit that eventually enabled the author to develop resilience—and then lead him into the sunlight of a full and meaningful life. The message in this book is one of hope and of love and a demonstration of what is possible when you place your life, unconditionally, in the hands of Jesus Christ.
John McClure, president of Signalman Publishing, stated, “We are thrilled to have The Black Dog as a nominee for the 2013 CSPA Book of the Year. This book really helps people understand a condition that affects so many in society. Rev. Dolan tackles it head on with his own experience that is eloquently and powerfully described.”
The final 2013 Book of the Year selection is based on voting by retailers, publishers, authors and readers. The voting ballot can be accessed online at: http://www.christianpublishers.net/
The Black Dog (ISBN: 978-1-935991-
About the Author
John was raised in Cardiff, Wales and has lived and worked in the United States for more than forty years. John is a British Chartered Accountant (CPA) and is an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church USA. John and his wife Karen, have two grown, married children and three grandchildren.
About the Illustrator
Paul Egel is a Chicago native and a professional artist/illustrator. Paul received his BFA from Long Beach State University, California. Other places of study include Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, IL.
About Signalman Publishing
Signalman Publishing is an independent book publisher based in Kissimmee, Florida. Signalman is a member of the Christian Small Publishers Association and has a wide range of thought-provoking literature from non-fiction titles on economics, education, and strategy to literary fiction.