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The God-Shaped Brain

The God-Shaped Brain

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What you believe about God can actually change your brain! Psychiatrist Tim Jennings reveals how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. Discover how science and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives!

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About "The God-Shaped Brain"

What you believe about God can actually change your brain! Psychiatrist Tim Jennings reveals how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. Discover how science and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives!
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What you believe about God actually changes your brain. Brain research 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 science and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives.
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Meet the Author

Timothy R Jennings Md

Timothy R. Jennings, MD has been in private practice as a Christian psychiatrist and certified master psychopharmacologist since 1997. Board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he is a specialist in transcranial magnetic stimulation, a drug-free treatment for depression. Dr. Jennings is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Life Fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association, and past president of both the Tennessee and Southern Psychiatric Associations. He has spent more than two decades researching the interface between biblical principles and modern brain science and is a highly sought after lecturer and international speaker, and the author of The God-Shaped Brain. He is in private practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgment
  • Glossary Of Terms
  • Diagram Of Brain
  • Preface
  • section 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 Love
  • section 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 Go
  • 13. In The Brain Of Christ
  • 14. Buddha, Jesus And The Brain
  • section Iii: Embracing The Goodness Of God
  • 15. Forgiveness
  • 16. When Good Prevails
  • 17. Preparing The Mind To Meet Jesus
  • Addendum: Putting It All Together: Simple Steps To A Healthier Brain
  • References

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Brilliant book!
5 stars By Nina, Jul 21 2014
God is love. We all know the Bible says that and we all sing it, but there are some things that may cause confusion in our belief. Often God is viewed as harsh and as a hard task-master, which affects our relationship and especially our trust in Him. This book explains how we can have emotional and even mental problems due to believing lies about God. This is a must-read for everyone, and I highly recommend the book.
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Essential Reading
5 stars By Simon Harrison, Jun 26 2013
This book will change your life!
What you believe about God changes your brain and every sphere of your being. Every Christian should read this, and anyone who has ever been turned off of Christianity should read it too.
Dr Jennings reveals how the "God" you believe in changes your brain - for better or worse, and the long reaching effects it has on your health (including eternal health!).
If you have ever found it difficult to trust God, Dr Jennings reveals that the God you have always hoped for is revealed in brain science!
The implications for creation, design, the Gospel, and the attributes of God are positively radical!
Dr Jennings clearly knows his stuff. His experience and insight are shown in the many real life examples he's had with his patients.
This book is perfect for those interested in mental health, brain science or a healthy picture of God.
I like his approach of addressing all avenues of evidence; Bible, science and experience. I love that God comes out shining in them all!
The only way this book cannot change your life is if you don't read it!
I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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  • Catalogue Code 369665
  • Product Code 9780830834167
  • ISBN 0830834168
  • EAN 9780830834167
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date May 2013
  • Sales Rank #4402
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

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