I recently met with a dear brother in my church who is struggling with depression, which is why I was so grateful I had David Murray’s book, Christians Get Depressed Too, to give to him. My friend, David Murray, spent several years as a faithful and fruitful pastor in Scotland before coming to The Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary to teach and train aspiring pastors (blogs here). David’s pastoral experience, among other reasons, has equipped him to write in this book the most balanced approach on this issue in biblical counseling circles that I know exists. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, you need to get this book. Since I agree with David that Christians get depressed too, this does not exclude pastors.
Pastors, this book would especially serve you well both to help you consider the different opinions on the issue, as well as care for your own soul if you personally experience this stubborn darkness.