Wesleyan Publishing House has developed these free discipleship resources for the local church. These resources are ideal for nurturing spiritual formation church-wide or in small-groups. The Wesleyan Church seeks to support and enable shepherds who have been called to make flocks of disciples, to shepherd them, and lead them into a deeper Christlikeness.

This Shepherding Resource includes: Group Leader’s Guide

About the Book

Many Christians struggle with the dark shadows depression can cast over our lives. Too often, our depression is compounded by a sense of personal shame or guilt. Light in the Darkness shows us how, rather than sickness or sin, depression is actually a signal, warning us of emotional damage that needs repair. Here, readers will find a blueprint for restoring emotional health and rekindling the hope of faith that is both biblically and psychologically sound.

The corresponding Light in the Darkness Workshop Kit provides everything you need to lead an in-depth study of Dr. Gary Lovejoy and Dr. Gregory Knopf’s practical and hopeful book. It’s also a great way to reach out to people in your community who may be experiencing depression.


GARY H. LOVEJOY, PhD, has been a professor of psychology and religion at Mt. Hood Community College and has had a private practice in counseling for more than thirty years.

GREGORY M. KNOPF, MD, is an associate clinical professor in family medicine at Oregon Health Services University and the founder and medical director of Gresham-Troutdale Family Medical Center.