I really liked the title and the potential of such a book to give a christian perpective of mental health and illness, however, very soon after starting to read it, I was very disappointed. The book was originally written in the 60's, and has been reprinted and revised since, however, sadly, the author is stuck in his clearly difficult and challenging experiences of the 60's. There are some real gems, hidden, but the biased, inaccurate and totally unhelpful, if not harmful, recounts of 'secular' treatments for mental illness, is outrageous!! Mental health practice and evidence for effectivness of treatments has changed possibly more than any other medical specialty in the past 40-50 years. The author would do well to consult christian academic psychiatrists, of whom there are a significant number, to update and challenge his book- it could then become a supurb resourse for christians who are helping vulnerable people. As it stands, I believe this book could be potentially harmful.