New Xulon Title Tackles the Spiritual Hurdles of Mental Health

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Mastopietro builds a case for the one and only answer to depression.

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This book reveals the spiritual aspects of ‘clinical depression’…

In her new book, “Not My Doctor’s Orders…” A Believer’s Story of Depression Conquered ($11.99, paperback, 978-1-62509-213-7; $5.99, e-book, 978-1-62509-214-4) Joanna Mastopietro demonstrates to readers that a genuine relationship with God is the one cure for depression. Mastopietro uses Bible scripture to support her claim, as well as her own testimony of healing. She “take[s] the reader on a journey of knowledge and understanding of the true nature of depression and unveil[s] God’s antidote, which is far more effective and rewarding than what the world offers.”

“This book reveals the spiritual aspects of ‘clinical depression’…” states the author. “It levels the ‘playing field’ and equips the reader with far-reaching results. I will show how depression for me became a ticket to the kingdom of heaven here on earth.”

Licensed minister Joanna Mastopietro suffered for many years with depression that began in high school with a low-grade form of episodic depression that developed into clinical acute depression with suicidal ideation. After pursuing self-help, drug therapy, and traditional counseling, Mastopietro embraced the salvation of Jesus Christ through diligent study of God’s word in the Bible. She has served as intercessor at Christian retreat centers and in various leadership positions in Southern California churches. She is a graduate of the School of Ministry of In His Presence Church in Woodland Hills, CA. She is now fulfilling her calling as biblical counselor, specializing in depression, anxiety, as well as New Age and self-help from a biblical perspective.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order “Not My Doctor’s Orders…” A Believer’s Story of Depression Conquered through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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