Dying to Live

Emerging from the Darkness of Mental Illness into the Light of a Sound Mind

by Merica Saint John



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781426931819
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781426931802
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781426931796

About the Book

For Merica Saint John, the journey from dying to living wasn’t easy or fast, but it was worth it. In this memoir, she narrates the true story of her life and how she moved from the depths of despair to living a faith-filled life.

With the aid of a journal that she kept for the last thirty-seven years, Saint John tells of her decades-long struggle with darkness—from a debilitating personality disorder to fibromyalgia, a childhood marked by detached parents, and a host of other physical and mental issues. For many years, she had no idea who she was or who she could be. But God had a plan, and He brought caring people into her life.

Dying to Live details a life that began in sadness but now has turned to joy. This inspirational memoir shows how God can help to overcome years of institutionalization, homelessness, and mental illness; it shows that there is hope for those willing to reach for change.

About the Author

Merica Saint John spent thirty-five years with a disabling personality disorder, clinical depression, and anxiety, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder due to years of physical and psychological violations in childhood and adulthood. She served in the military and was a successful missionary in Alaska and Africa. Saint John lives in Minnesota.