Theologian Ray Anderson has penned an important, yet little known book that is help for all who are struggling with broken hearts, wounded souls. Judas and Jesus: Amazing Grace for the Wounded Soul is helpful not only for those who are facing the darkness of their own despair, but also for those who love them and try to walk beside them. It's particularly relevant in these difficult times. It's a good resource to help us move forward in at least one of the directions I charted out in my recent sermon after the tragic death of a friend who was haunted by severe depression.
About the book, Eugene Peterson says: "As theologian and pastor, Ray Anderson courageously probes the Judas experience in order to help us get in touch with the depths of despair and hopelessness within ourselves. He finds there, where we often least expect it but should dare to embrace it, the forgiveness of Jesus, the grace of the risen Christ."