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Finding Quiet

My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace

by J.P. Moreland

In May 2003 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression.

More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage mental illness. Yet along the way he’s moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and people in the pews are not immune. Moreland explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery.

2019 Zondervan


I thank God for Finding Quiet. Here J. P. Moreland, a first-rate philosopher, provides us with wise and deeply personal insights into anxiety and depression. In doing so, he gives us a most useful understanding of the functioning of the human soul. I highly recommend Finding Quiet.
Richard J. Foster, Renovaré Founder
Don't be fooled by the title. Finding Quiet doesn't minimize depression one bit or offer superficial solutions. Its well-researched ideas combine depth and practicality, providing a path to survive—even thrive—in living in the fullness of God.
Jan Johnson
Finding Quiet is a deeply moving, honest, and helpful resource. J. P. Moreland writes from his heart and out of his personal experiences about his own pathway back from anxiety and depression to peace and joy. Make no mistake, this philosopher is also a soulologist who has written a book that is holistic, practical, and a must-read for Christians who are experiencing anxiety and depression. Here you will find an excellent complement to the process of Christian counseling and psychotherapy.
Gary W. Moon
Anxiety and depression are unfortunately far too common and can be highly severe, even life-threatening. J. P. Moreland's book is a personal, vulnerable, and instructive guide from his own narrative to what has helped him and to what can make a difference to the reader. His biblical references are especially enlightening. Highly recommended.
Dr. John Townsend, Bestselling author of Boundaries

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