In his book, The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis brilliantly remarks, “Friendship is born at
that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that that no
one but myself…”
If you are battling through depression (or love someone who is) reading The
Progressive Darkness by Carl Binger will make you feel like you have discovered a
Carl is unrelentingly transparent and authentic in the depiction of his own journey
with depression. This is not a book with simple solutions or quick fixes. More than
anything else, it is a look into the soul of a man who is inviting you into the darkest
season of his life.
Ultimately, Carl’s story will also bring you hope. Depression did not define his life
and it doesn’t have to define your life either. You will experience the freedom and
joy that Carl discovers as he lets God and others into the deepest parts of his life.
I consider Carl Binger a friend. I trust that you will end up calling him a friend too as
you journey with him through the pages of this book.
-John M. Iamaio