The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

by Timothy R. Jennings

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Overview

The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life by Timothy R. Jennings

What you believe about God actually changes your brain.

Brain research in neuroscience has found that our thoughts and beliefs affect our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Mind and body are interrelated, and we are designed for healthy relationships of love and trust. When we understand God as good and loving, we flourish. Unfortunately, many of us have distorted images of God and mostly think of him in fearful, punitive ways. This leads us into unhealthy patterns of self-defeating behaviors and toxic relationships. But our lives can change when God renews our minds with a truer picture of him.

Psychiatrist Tim Jennings unveils how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. He dispels common misconceptions about God and shows how different God concepts affect the brain differently. Our brains can adapt, change, and rewire with redeemed thinking that frees us from unnecessary pain and suffering. Discover how neuroscience and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives.

This expanded edition now includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion, with questions for learning from Scripture, science and nature, and experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830844951
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 04/03/2017
Edition description: Expanded Edition
Pages: 297
Sales rank: 173,867
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Timothy R. Jennings, MD, is a board certified Christian psychiatrist, master psychopharmacologist, lecturer, international speaker, and the author of The God-Shaped Brain and Could It Be This Simple? A Biblical Model for Healing the Mind.

Dr. Jennings was voted one of America's Top Psychiatrists by the Consumers' Research Council of America in 2008, 2010 and 2011. He is president of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has served as president of the Southern Psychiatric Association and is in private practice in Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Diagram of Brain
Preface
AcknowledgmentsSection I: God, The Brain, and What Went Wrong
1. God is Love
2. The Human Brain & Broken Love
3. The Infection of Fear
4. Freedom to LoveSection II: The Battle Between The Conflicting Views about God
5. Love Strikes Back
6. Engaging the Battle
7. Love Stands Firm
8. Changing Our View of God
9. The Power of Truth
10. The Truth About Sin
11. Enlarging Our View of God
12. The Judgment of God
13. In the Brain of ChristSection III: Embracing the Goodness of God
14. Forgiveness
15. When Good Prevails
16 When Love Burns Free.
17. Buddha, Jesus and Preparing Your Brain for Eternity
Addendum: Putting It All Together: Simple Steps to a Healthier Brain
Notes
Glossary
The God-Shaped Brain Study Guide

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