From am email received this week:

“Hi Gary,

I spoke with you last Sunday night.  I just wanted to reiterate what I told you that night in saying your book  “The Fog Lifter” really helped me through the struggles I was going through at the time. It was easy to read and understand. Your personal battles and story really connected with me and gave me a greater understanding and insight into mental illness as a whole. Being a police officer I deal with mental health related jobs nearly every shift and having read your book and my own personal struggles i feel now, i am more equipped then ever to help deal with these sort of situations at work. I have now passed the book onto my brother who is currently going through very severe anxiety and depression and hope it will do the same for him. I would recommend your book to anyone, christian or not who is struggling with mental illness related issues. You personally have played a HUGE role in turning me, an extreme atheist into a god believing christian. I honestly can’t thank you enough.”


William Dumas

‘Gary Blackford has been a friend and fellow minister here in Coffs Harbour for a number of years. As a pastor for over 14 years I am seeing an incredible rise in the numbers of people struggling with their emotional and mental health. Gary has written an outstanding book on depression and mental illness. It is full of real life experiences that will give hope to all readers, particularly those struggling in these areas. It’s straightforward and easy to read, yet very powerful with practical examples to help readers biblically address some of their own issues. I highly recommend it to you.’

Shaun Foster, Pastor, Former C3 Church Coffs Harbour, NNSW Director C3 Church International. Currently: Victorian director for Compassion Australia.

Shaun Foster

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