Elaine suffers from long term depression. Initially she did not realise what was happening to her. It was only through a combination of medical and spiritual input that she came to terms with her problem. Depression is a common illness, affecting many people to various degrees, in society in general and in the church as well.
The book includes a chapter giving advice on how family members should respond to those suffering from depression. It has been defined as a brave book because it is full of practical help as well as some very deep spiritual insights - and both are what those who are suffering depression need to read.