Hiding in the Pews

Hiding in the Pews: Shining Light on Mental Illness in the Church by Steve Austin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


With vulnerable honesty and a well-timed sense of humor about his own experiences, Steve Austin has written a book everyone in the church should read. While written specifically to help church leadership understand how to care for and minister to those who suffer from mental illness, every church member who has ever hidden their mental illness or anyone who simply wants to understand how to make the church “safe” for a “hider” will benefit from reading it. The author is uniquely qualified to bring his story to the table. Not only was he a “pew hider”, he was also a “pulpit hider”, and after a suicide attempt, he became an advocate for those struggling in the pews and a coach for the leaders of those churches who misunderstand, stigmatize, and ultimately bring harm to those in their care who suffer from mental illness.
Hiding in the Pews: Shining Light on Mental Illness in the Church




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