Dr. Monica A. Coleman is a groundbreaking scholar and activist, who teaches and studies the role of faith in addressing critical social and philosophical issues, such as race, violence, sexuality, and mental health.
Bipolar Faith is both a spiritual autobiography and a memoir of mental illness. In this powerful book, Monica Coleman shares her life-long dance with trauma, depression, and the threat of death. Citing serendipitous encounters with black intellectuals like Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Angela Davis, and Renita Weems, Coleman offers a rare account of how the modulated highs of bipolar II can lead to professional success, while hiding a depression that even her doctors rarely believed. Only as she was able to face her illness was she able to live faithfully with bipolar. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberating vision of God.
This is the next installment of the FaithTrust Institute’s Meaningful Voices Book Club.