David Murray, professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has written a good small book about depression. His position is that it’s possible for believers in Jesus Christ to become depressed (which some would deny). He explains what depression is, how complex it can be, what it’s causes may be, and how it can be cared for.
Murray’s chapter on the possible causes of depression is excellent – life events, lifestyle, the way we think, sin, sickness, and the sovereignty of God. The chapter on depression’s complexity isn’t as even-handed as I would like. In my view, Murray is too dismissive of Biblical Counseling (the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, for example) and their contributions. I would like to see Murray go into more depth on that point, but this book is a small one (maybe he’ll write a longer treatment at some point). I recommend the book, but with a caution as it relates to Biblical Counseling.