'55 Reflections of a Searching Skeptic,’ part personal narrative and part poetry, is a treasure.
MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) December 02, 2019
Author Rich Melcher has published an inspiring collection of poetry and prose that creatively and uniquely examines the important role faith plays in shaping daily life. Peppered with personalized poetic commentary and relevant scriptures, “55 Reflections of a Searching Skeptic: Scanning the Depths of Spirituality and Mental Health” twines important lessons about spirituality, mental health, and self-enrichment with poignant moments from Melcher’s life and experiences as a Christ-follower.
“This is a conversational, journal-style, reflection-oriented, somewhat autobiographical book,” Melcher wrote in the preface to “55 Reflections of a Searching Skeptic”. “It often reads more like a conversation than a self-help, non-fiction, or textbook, and borders on a spiritual-reading book. It is meant to spark deeper thought and important conversations.”
Melcher’s book is focused on showing readers that anyone can use their creative authenticity to express their views of the world. It also examines how mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder, can be made a friend with proper medication, physical wellness, and a sound spiritual base.
“’55 Reflections of a Searching Skeptic,’ part personal narrative and part poetry, is a treasure,” Rosemary Murphy, Ph.D., wrote in the foreword to Melcher’s book. “Melcher’s journey is not finished, however. He is still overcoming the obstacles of putting to rest ‘my suffered self’ and discovering ‘the soothing voice of interior silence.’”
Ultimately, “55 Reflections of a Searching Skeptic” provides readers with a meditative exploration of the human spirit – one of the most exciting realms of the mind and heart.
“55 Reflections of a Searching Skeptic: Scanning the Depths of Spirituality and Mental Health”
By Rich Melcher
ISBN: 978-1-7283-1236-1 (hardcover); 978-1-7283-1234-7 (softcover); 978-1-7283-1235-4 (e-book)
Available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon
About the author
Rich Melcher grew up in Minnesota in a large Catholic family. Having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17, Melcher has a unique perspective on spirituality and the loving grace of God. His experiences have lent him insight into how this illness can be both debilitating and illuminating. Melcher earned a mass communications degree with a speech communications minor from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. He is also the author of “Just a Little Somethin’,” “Discerning Bipolar Grace,” “Journey with the Expanded Rosary,” “A Work in Progress,” “Teachable Moments” and “Soul in Motion”. Melcher currently resides in Milwaukee. An interview with the author can be seen here.
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