Conversation with God (Hardcover)
David Wilson didn't know where to turn when his wife, Chris, was in the depths of clinical depression, brought on by chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia. In despair he entered an empty church and said a simple prayer: ""I have no power to affect anything in my life, but you have the power. If you help me, I will serve you."" From then on, their lives began to change. A prayer group contacted them and through the power of prayer, Chris's condition began to improve. At the same time she found herself developing remarkable gifts of prophecy. The author embarked on a theology course, enabling him to look at what had happened to him and to Chris with a new perspective. Is there, he wondered, a link between depression and spiritual awareness? The author looks at the lives of Elijah and other Old Testament prophets and notes how signs of depression coincided with spiritual insights. This fascinating and thought-provoking book is the story of a couple's spiritual journey, as well as a profound meditation on the connection between depression and prophecy.
David C. Wilson, although originally trained as an industrial chemist, read theology and pastoral studies upon his return to academia in 1995. After graduation he completed an MA in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, before submitting PhD research in selected passages of the Hebrew Bible to the University of Manchester in 2006. This initial research eventually led to a more definitive work on prophecy in the Christian Bible, published 2018.