About the book: (from the publisher) Depression, fear, a sense of unworthiness, and unfulfilled dreams can make women retreat to their beds―figuratively and literally―and refuse to face life. Yet most of the time, hiding in bed makes matters worse. Who needs emotional bedsores? Authors Martha Bolton and Christin Ditchfield gently show women how to climb out from under their emotional bedcovers, face their fears and doubts, and step into the lives God has planned for them.
Can I Just Hide in Bed ’til Jesus Comes Back? faces down the fear, depression, and unfulfilled dreams that cripple many women to the point of wanting to crawl in bed―for the rest of their lives. Compiled as a collection of short, mostly humorous and warmhearted stories, it offers readers practical, concrete steps to help them move forward when they are ready. Essays are interspersed with special humor features such as “Top Ten” lists, while “Whenever You’re Ready” sections offer Scriptures, journaling questions, and practical suggestions for “putting your feet on the floor” and “taking a few steps forward.” The book addresses four themes:
- Facing feelings of fear, anxiety, discouragement, and depression
- Facing people and relationship issues
- Facing the pain of grief and loss
- Facing life―and getting yours back
About the authors: Martha Bolton is a longtime comedy writer who has written for such performers as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Mark Lowry, and Chonda Pierce. A speaker and author of more than eight-eight books of inspiration and humor for all ages, Martha has been nominated for an Emmy, a Writers Guild of America Award, and a Dove Award. This playwright and novelist has also written for singers, politicians, and professional speakers. Learn more at www.marthabolton.com.
Christin Ditchfield is an author, conference speaker, and internationally syndicated radio host, passionate about calling women to a deeper life — the kind of life that’s found in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. For over twenty-five years, Christin has been encouraging those who love Jesus, and teaching them to walk with Him on a daily basis, so that they can experience a richer, deeper, more meaningful relationship with Him. She is author of seventy books, including What Women Should Know About Letting it Go. She blogs at www.ChristinDitchfield.com.