Many people are almost confined to their homes by their fear of panic attacks in public spaces. When Grace Sheppard, the high profile wife of David Sheppard, former test cricketer and Bishop of Liverpool, wrote about her own struggle with agoraphobia, it made a huge impact. Many thousands of readers have been inspired by Grace Sheppard’s honesty and courage to confront their own fears, and have learnt from her practical advice about dealing with and overcoming fears and phobias.
This warm and wonderfully written book helps us to realise that we are not self-sufficient, that we cannot be perfect, that to be human, we all need to help and to be helped by others. It is one of the great books of healing and inspiration.