The God Shaped Brain Book Review

You want to find out what God Shaped Brain book is right?And you want to find out what it really is and how it can help you isn’t it?
Well,my God Shaped Brain book  review will come in handy for you as it will help you know all about it regarding ,what it really is,what it talks about ,cost and finally my thoughts about this book.
I will try all my best to give you every single detail about this book and if by any chance i don’t tackle one of the things you really wanted,you can as well ask in the comments area and i will be happy to help you out .Agreed?
With that said,lets now get to the God shaped brain book review.
Summary
Name: The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life
 Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.com
Author : Timothy Jennings
Publisher : IVP Books
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Pages : 297
Genre:
What It Is
This is a book that shows you that what you believe about God actually changes your brain.
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.
Timothy R. Jennings, MD, is a board-certified Christian psychiatrist, master psychopharmacologist, international speaker, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association.
His books include Could It Be This Simple? and The God-Shaped Brain.
Dr. Jennings is president and founder of Come and Reason Ministries and has served as president of the Southern Psychiatric Association and Tennessee Psychiatric Association. He obtained his MD degree in 1990 from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee.
He completed psychiatric residency at D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, and has served as the division psychiatrist for the 3rd Infantry Division.
Dr. Jennings is married and lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he is in private practice.
Chapters Of The Book
Section I: God, the Brain and What Went Wrong
Chapter 1: God is Love
Chapter 2: The Human Brain and Broken Love
Chapter 3: The Infection of Fear
Chapter 4: Freedom of Love
Section II: The Battle Between The Conflicting Views About God
Chapter 5: Love Strikes Back
Chapter 6: Engaging the Battle
Chapter 7: Love Stands Firm
Chapter 8: Changing Our View of God
Chapter 9: The Power of Truth
Chapter 10: The Truth About Sin
Chapter 11: Enlarging our View of God
Chapter 12: The Judgement of God
Chapter 13: In the Brain of Christ
Section III: Embracing the Goodness of God
Chapter 14: Forgiveness
Chapter 15: When Good Prevails
Chapter 16: When Love Burns Free
Chapter 17: Buddha, Jesus and Preparing Your Brain for Eternity

Addendum

Putting It All Together – Simple Steps to a Healthier Brain
What The Book Talks About
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.
Certain insights into how the brain functions will prove illuminating to pastors and counselors today. Jennings shows, for example, how 15 minutes of prayer builds healthy brain patterns.
He cites studies that prove how certain content, when it stimulates the entertainment part of the brain, increases violence even if the content is not violent.
Jennings also explains how Eastern meditation affects the brain, throwing it out of balance to produce a euphoric state. He further defends biblical meditation that engages the mind and balances brain function.
Lessons From The Book
1. God is not a God who’s out to get sinners like us. He loves us so much. He wants to save all of us.
2. When our consciences are clear, we can reason and think more efficiently. But when we are involved in activities that violate God’s law of Love, the conscience impairs strategizing and planning, In other words, we cannot think clearly when we are guilt-ridden.
In order for our judgment to work best, our consciences must be clear.
This amazing balance between reason and conscience was designed by God to enable us to make healthy choices.
3. When we have a form of Godliness but worship a god who is like Satan alleges, love is destroyed, fear is increased and, over time we become shadow people who have lost or are losing their ability to reason, people who worship out of fear of punishment, people who become unthinking empty shells and are afraid to have an independent thought.
4.Sin is insidious. We barely notice when it begins to grow in our hearts. Like a deadly virus infecting first one person, then another, we pass sin to others without a care — infecting them with a cutting comment, cruel laugh, retaliatory strike or cold shoulder. Every injury cherished, every slight retained, every wound unhealed remains a festering pocket of evil’s see, germinating more injury, spreading more pain and suffering.
Forgiveness is the vaccine for sin. We need to excise the poisonous unforgiveness from our hearts. One weapon to free our hearts from such turmoil is forgiveness. It is by forgiving those who mistreat, abuse and exploit us that we obstruct the spread of sin. Through forgiveness, we halt the spread of selfishness. Through forgiveness, we destroy the toxin of bitterness, resentment and desire for retaliation. Through forgiveness, we not only treat ourselves, we also spread the antidote to sin – the Love of God.
When we forgive others, we do not only halt the expansion of sin but we free ourselves from its power and grip. And I would also like to add that we should not forget also to forgive ourselves – sometimes forgiving ourselves is a lot harder than forgiving others. When resentment is interfering with your life, it’s time to forgive yourself.
5. Trust God with your life, future and outcomes, trust which can occur only after evidence of God’s trustworthiness is understood and experienced. Choose to fulfill your known responsibilities in harmony with a clear conscience and God’s will, and then trust God with how things turn out. One of the greatest sources of worry and fear is trying to make life turn out the way we want, rather than simply choosing what is right in the governance of self and trusting God with the outcome.
6. Although we have power over what we believe, what we believe holds real power over us – power to heal and power to destroy. Our beliefs change us mentally, physically and spiritually. Incredibly, our beliefs, thoughts, behaviors and even our diets, change our brain structure, ultimately changing who we are.

Cost

 You can get this book easily from Amazon.
This book costs $ 13.30
My Thoughts
This is a great book however some of the lessons provided in the book have been referred to as unorthodox and that do not align to bibilical proof.
Also, this being a christian book my affect its reading by people from a different religion.
Conclusion
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