Wayne's book takes us on a roller-coaster ride that we learn is not spinning out of control. It is full of hope because the White Knuckled Faith Wayne narrates promises that our mental health challenges will not abort the capacity God has for giving us a life-giving legacy that will be a blessing to those we love and the world we want to impact. Mark Slomka Faith Community Church San Diego Wayne Deibel works tirelessly to assist others on their journey, and to further the narrative of mental health awareness. I encourage you to read this book. You will find, as Wayne has, that you are not alone. Perry J. Root, National Program Director of Fresh Hope(c) White Knuckled Faith is an honest yet hopeful examination of mental illness. Personal narrative, theological reflection and practical advice are shared with a remarkable degree of honesty and transparency. Keith E. Beebe, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Theology Whitworth University Wayne's story is one of struggle, pain, faith, and courage. Through his journey to wellness in spite of having bipolar disorder, he offers insights and hope to those who suffer from a mental health diagnosis. Brad Hoefs Author of Fresh Hope -A Wellness Workbook and Founder of Fresh Hope(c) Christian Mood Disorder Support Groups Wayne Deibel was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder in 2005. It is out of living with untreated Bipolar for 25+ years that his story unfolds of hope, help and healing. Now he is the facilitator of Fresh Hope (c) Spokane, a nonprofit mental health organization committed to empowering peer to peer Christian mental health support groups. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and served as a youth pastor and pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife Adonna and has three grown sons. Wayne also contributes to a blog at loveawaythestigma.tumblr"