Has the power to plant seeds of hope in your heart that when the storms come, it's possible not to be afraid.' - Rachel Gardner
'Disarmingly honest, powerfully disruptive and reassuringly scriptural. A rare and precious gift.' - Krish Kandiah
One in four of us will experience mental health problems but true resilience is ours for the taking.
When shame, fear and despair threaten to fill us, it can be all too easy to resort to self-medicating through consuming, working, or other distractions. Rob Merchant has tried them all and discovered they don't deliver.
Drawing on his own experience, Rob shows how healing starts when we acknowledge and accept our vulnerability. Knowing our place before God and surrendering wholly to Christ, we can discover forgiveness and always find hope.
The Revd Rob Merchant is Tutor and Director of St Mellitus College, Chelmsford. Upon leaving school Rob worked as a care worker supporting people with learning disabilities. Since ordination he has served in a number of different ministerial contexts and has worked in academic research. Rob's academic interests include ageing, mental health, and trauma. He has spoken at many Christian events including Spring Harvest, New Wine and Keswick. His passion is to see people flourish in the ministry to which they are called, in whatever walk of life. Rob is married to Tamsin and they have two sons.