FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—March 27, 2023
Andrea Nyberg presents her non-fiction book I’m Such a Messterpiece: Shattering Stigmas, (Re)framing Our Fears, and Finding Ourselves Fully Loved.
The world of mental health is often one shrouded in stigma and misunderstanding, but Andrea Nyberg is shattering those stigmas with her new book, I’m Such a Messterpiece. Nyberg’s book explores the intersection of faith with depression and anxiety, helping reframe what it looks like to both love Jesus and struggle with mental illness. It’s an inspiring read for anyone battling anxiety and depression who needs reassurance that they are not alone.
Nyberg was inspired to write this book after her own difficult journey with mental illness. After hitting rock bottom in her physical, mental, and spiritual health, she reached out for help for her anxiety—an act of courage that saved her life and set freedom and healing in motion. In I’m Such a Messterpiece, Nyberg offers readers an intimate look at her story while providing them with practical tools and resources to reestablish the foundation of their faith.
This women’s Christian living book provides readers with an opportunity to embrace a survivor mindset as they discover that hope, joy, and healing are theirs for the taking. Through stories from her own struggles as well as other brave individuals who have faced similar battles in silence, Nyberg helps us understand that our stories can bring us together instead of tearing us apart.
“We all have this common thread of brokenness running through us,” says Nyberg. “But it doesn’t have to define or control us; it can be used to transform us.” Through this lens, I’m Such a Messterpiece offers readers an opportunity to reframe their trials by arming them with knowledge, tools, and truths from Scripture to help them take a next step in their healing journey.
Andrea Nyberg’s I’m Such a Messterpiece will be available to download for free for five days through April 1, 2023. I’m Such a Messterpiece has launched with rave reviews. Here’s what one reviewer has said:
Ashley Henriott (TikTok mom, coach, and podcast host of Confidence and Coffee):
Andrea keeps it raw and real as she takes us through the real-life issues of mental health, anxiety, and panic attacks—things that just aren’t talked about enough in the church. Her beautiful story of redemption points us to hope and encourages us to be honest about our struggles.”
For More Information
For more information or to schedule an interview about this press release, please contact Andrea Nyberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Andrea M. Nyberg is an author, speaker, and photographer passionate about (re)framing the collision of faith and mental health and its impact on our identity, emotions, and relationships. She holds a Master of Arts in educational leadership from Gateway Seminary and serves in various leadership roles in her church and community. Andrea lives in San Jose, California, with her husband and two children. Connect with her at www.AndreaMNyberg.com.
Suggested Interview Questions
- You say, “Suffering is not without hope.” What advice would you give to sad Christians who might be listening and who feel hopeless in their struggles with anxiety and depression?
- Can you speak to your own experience about dealing with mental health struggles and its intersection with your faith as a follower of Christ?
- Why did you decide to write I’m Such a Messterpiece? Did you have any hesitation about being so publicly vulnerable, and, if so, what inspired you to put your story out there?
- Your book is entitled I’m Such a Messterpiece: Shattering Stigmas, (Re)framing Our Fears, and Finding Ourselves Fully Loved. Can you explain the term messterpiece and speak to how you see yourself and how God sees you?
- You say that your journey to hope and healing has not been a linear process. What has the process looked like, and do you see it as a lifelong process?
- You mention that anxiety and depression were taking a toll on every aspect of your health—mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. What is one thing you have learned or implemented in each area that has been most instrumental toward your healing?
- Can you speak to what role community—specifically, your mom group—has played in your healing? What advice would you give to those who are lonely and may not be connected to community at the moment?