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This week on Lessons from the Lake, I am sharing about a powerful book by my friend Dr. Michelle Bengtson called Hope Prevails.  Not only is Dr. Michelle is a  Neuropsychologist, but she is someone who has walked the personal road of depression.  What a powerful Combination.

I met Dr. Michelle at a conference about a year ago where we had the opportunity to sit and talk.  She shared with me about Hope Prevails and her own journey through depression.  When she asked me to be on her launch team, I was not only honored, but I was excited to be a part of helping her share her story.

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I again got to sit, share, listen, and pray with her a few weeks ago, after reading her book.  I can personally attest, not only is Dr. Michelle brilliant, but she is authentic and personal.

Her book is powerful and is a much needed tool for everyone to combat the enemy who seeks to rob us of hope.

Her book releases in ONE week  on August 16th, 2016, but you can per-order yours today (See links below).


Here are just a few of my favorite quotes an take-aways from her book:

“Anxiety is the absence of peace. … Anxiety always stems from a feeling of being out of control. … Many who experience the suffering caused by depression also experience anxiety. In fact, for some, anxiety is what they identify with before recognizing depression for what it is. ”


“Depression destroys our opinion of ourselves. The enemy’s attack on our character, our self-esteem, our behavior, and our condition devastate our self-esteem and often make us feel worthless.”


“When we focus instead on others and their needs, our ow pain is lessened.”


Dear Friends,
There’s this thing we do. We put aside how fragile life is. We live our day-to-day lives… but the truth is life IS fragile. Have you experienced one of those dark days when you wished you knew how to “turn on the lights” in your life? Or know someone who has? My good friend, Dr. Michelle Bengtson, has written a beautiful book about moving out of the darkness of depression and finding hope.

Yes, hope prevails!

You can pre-order your book at amazon, or here: http://drmichellebengtson.com/pre-order/  (If you order off Amazon please make sure to go to Dr. Michelle’s link and get her free Thank You gifts as well!)

Depression comes from many paths in our lives and happens in so many different ways, yet depression does not have to become a permanent way of life. There is HOPE! I simply invite you to get Dr. Michelle Bengtson’s book, “Hope Prevails.” If not for you, for someone you love.

This is Dr. Bengtson’s life’s work. It is about how God shines the brightest light in our darkest moments and that we are not alone. The book talks about depression, in the many forms that we all experience it… illness, cancer, suicide, old age, addiction, etc. As Dr. B. says, “My book, Hope Prevails, shows us that nothing we face is too big for God.” ‪#‎HopePrevails‬.

This book is powerful. It is your invitation, and I hope you take it. I wholeheartedly recommend “Hope Prevails.”
Expect blessings!


PS: As Marilyn Meberg says, “There are many insightful books written about depression…Dr. Bengtson’s trumps them all.” ~ Marilyn Meberg (Women of Faith Speaker).

Again If you have previously per-ordered your book on Amazon or another retailer, Please visit Dr. Bengtson’s website to get her  thank you gifts (or to ore-order your copy today). http://drmichellebengtson.com/pre-order/

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