Enjoy the first three chapters (47 pages) of Exit Wilderness, A Road Map Out of Depression and Hopelessness.

  1. Chapter One: Humble Pie Tastes Nasty
  2. Chapter Two: Your Crazy Married Girlfriend
  3. Chapter Three: A Vast Army is Marching Against You

Exit Wilderness: A Road Map Out of Depression and Hopelessness
A New Book by Michelle Thielen

Exit Wilderness sheds light on the challenges of depression and offers readers a roadmap through their own wilderness. If you have ever battled depression or feelings of hopelessness, this book will encourage you through your own journey into a life of freedom.
These pages are filled with intimate details of how God rescued one of His beloved daughters from the pit of destruction and the decision to take her own life. This is a story of redemption, victory, and ultimate freedom that can be found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Each chapter is full of stories that will bring both laughter and tears and provide profound inspirational truths and insights into the power of God’s word and ultimately our identity in Christ. The reader will be provoked with questions and gently led through the prayers and affirmations at the end of each chapter so they can begin to pick up the broken pieces of their lives and claim their victory and personal freedom that is rightfully theirs.

Purchase the book in its entirety here.


In Exit Wilderness, Michelle shares her life journey with heartfelt transparency. She reminds us, with careful attention to His Word, that our Creator uses our greatest messes for His message of forgiveness and true peace. Each chapter is crafted with a stopping place for reader reflection and prayer. A roadmap to take us from fear to freedom! Grateful for her authenticity and wisdom.

Tanya Coggin, Depression Survivor, Registered YogaFaith Trainer, R-YFT










Raw, authentic, powerful – teaching a profound truth that “your mess is your message and God is going to use it for good.” I’ve had the pleasure of training with Michelle in multiple YogaFaith courses. She is a true spiritual force, making a difference in countless lives.
Christian Ministries, Founder of Finishing Strong