This copy is on the back cover of my first novel, TOO LATE IN THE AFTERNOON: One Man’s Triumph Over Depression. I am not posting this to entice you to buy my book but because Van Langeland has captured the theme of the book from his perspective as a licensed professional counselor, and it includes a number of prescriptions for triumphing over depression other than medication. Van is talking about the soul here, one of the three entities of a person that needs healing – body, soul, and spirit.
Too Late In The Afternoon is a compelling story that takes you on Mitch Jasper’s healing journey through
the struggles of depression. Even though Mitch has been successful in many ways, in his mid-fifties he comes face to face with his past and how it is affecting his ‘present.’ This journey incorporates more than the clinical prescriptions such as counseling, medications, taking personal responsibility, self-care, making amends, and “getting and having a life.”
While these prescriptions are crucial, Too Late In The Afternoon will point you to the deeper themes of confession, relational friendships, forgiveness, reconciliation, grace, mercy and transparency….themes that reflect and embody the life we are called to live….themes that have the power to bring us back into alignment, healing and true living. At most, this is a wonderful and powerful story that reveals the timeless themes of salvation and redemption. This book is a must-read for those who have encountered or are dealing with depression in any way….personal, family, friend or professional.
Van T. Langeland, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist Cary, North Carolina