Jonathan Nelson’s ‘Straightjacket Memories’ Explores Bipolar Disorder and Its Effects on Christian Lifestyle

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New memoir chronicles a struggle with mental disorder and overcoming with help from faith.

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In “Straightjacket Memories", author Jonathan Nelson reveals to readers his very personal struggle to overcome bipolar disorder and the effects it was having on his life and his marriage.

In “Straightjacket Memories” (published by CrossBooks), author Jonathan Nelson reveals to readers his very personal struggle to overcome bipolar disorder and the effects it was having on his life and his marriage.

In 2008, Nelson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a diagnosis that nearly destroyed his faith and his family. Today, he has control over his disease and victory through Jesus Christ. Though his story is a personal one, he strives to help others with depression and mental disorders find the same peace that he experiences today.

An excerpt from “Straightjacket Memories”:

“Several years ago, I was talking with a colleague and she said that a guy her daughter is dating is a psycho and that he must be bipolar. I was quietly offended by this statement, yet felt sad that this individual was unaware of what a person who is truly bipolar goes through. Although the person’s behavior may not appear rational and even at times bizarre, a person with bipolar disorder is often found to be creatively talented and gifted. People with the disorder excel in various areas and are many times brilliant, yet when it comes to daily routines, they can find themselves lost and unable to perform even the slightest task.”

Nelson knows his book has wide-ranging appeal. “Everyone knows someone who struggles with depression and anxiety,” he writes. “They may even experience it themselves. I’m living proof that prayer changes things – you can live with bipolar disorder and still follow a Christian lifestyle.”

“Straightjacket Memories”
By Jonathan Nelson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781462722518
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781462722495
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781462722501
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jonathan Nelson is a successful physical education teacher and varsity boys basketball coach in a small town in Iowa. He has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master’s degree in education.

CrossBooks, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a Christian publishing imprint committed to bringing more Christian voices into the publishing industry. Established authors, first-time authors, and authors anywhere in between can meet their goals and fulfill their vision for their books by publishing with CrossBooks. CrossBooks’ innovative style of publishing blends the best of traditional and self-publishing. While our authors contribute monetarily to cover the cost of publishing, we maintain a strict moral and quality standard that every manuscript must meet for us to publish. For more information on publishing your Christian book with CrossBooks, log on to crossbooks.com or call 1-866-879-0502.

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