The church can and should be a place of refuge for those who experience mental illness. But many in our churches—from pastors to lay-leaders to the average person in the pews—feel poorly equipped to journey alongside those who live with such illnesses. Enter John Swinton’s 2020 book, Finding Jesus in the Storm. As the publisher writes, this book “is a call for the church to be an epicenter of compassion for those experiencing depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and related difficulties. [It is] about people instead of symptoms, description instead of diagnosis, and lifegiving hope for everyone in the midst of the storm.” You can read an excerpt in this article from Christianity Today.