First, I'd like to thank everyone that has read my book and gained something
from it. Your support is appreciated, now and always.
Here are some examples of what others have said about A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression.
"The title of this book says it all. A Relentless Hope brings hope to people
who are experiencing the hardest, darkest time of their lives. It gives hope
to the parents and the teens that life is possible, even in the worst depression.
I will keep this book on my shelf and loan out whenever possible."
(Read the full review here.)
"Whether you are a youth struggling with depression, a family member of a
depressed teen, or a pastor, counselor or teacher providing support and help
in such circumstances, this book is a must read as the most informative and
helpful volume available on the subject."
MERLE R. JORDAN
Professor of Pastoral Psychology emeritus, Boston University School of Theology
"This story of a family is an incredible gift of honest reflection. So many
families deal with the issue of teen depression... As the dean of a theological
school I am aware of the numbers of youth that my students deal with who are in
this book. Depression, self-medication with alcohol and drugs, self doubt and
even considerations of suicide as an answer - all are in our communities and
probably in even a small church. This book is about an attitude that avoids
denial, attempts to keep a sense of humor, and believes in the miracle of life.
Thank you, Tom, for allowing your story to be told."
MAXINE CLARKE BEACH
Vice President and Dean, Drew Theological School
"This is a story of amazing grace! I love the challenge Gary gave the reader
throughout the book: 'Never give up on loving!' I was reminded in a very
tangible way of the limitless capacity of God who loves us the same way - He
never stops! What an incredible mantra for all of us: 'Never give up on
loving... Never!' I wonder how different our world would be if we practiced
REV. DALE SEELEY
Pastor, Downtown Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia
"...this little book demonstrates the power of it's title, A Relentless Hope...
For therapists, this book offers much to consider...For teens, those with or
without a diagnosis of depression, this book radiates acceptance,empathy, and
hope... A unique and valuable feature is the chapter on spirituality...Nelson
is master of the prosaic metaphor...Throughout the book, analogies and
comparisons...and a host of other everyday, often light-hearted images
illustrate Nelson's conversational, common-sense approach to the complex topic
of teenage depression...The book is a work of love about the power of love. And
that, in itself, is healing."
From a review in the August, 2007 edition of Counseling Today magazine by RUTH HARPER, Professor of Counseling & Human Resource Development, South Dakota State University