How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist
Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, Mar 23, 2010 - Psychology - 348 pages
God is great--for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people's religious and spiritual experiences, and the authors' analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and therapist Mark Robert Waldman offer the following breakthrough discoveries:
- Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process.
- Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love.
- Fundamentalism, in and of itself, can be personally beneficial, but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain.
- Intense prayer and meditation permanently change numerous structures and functions in the brain, altering your values and the way you perceive reality.
Both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health, How God Changes Your Brain is a first-of-a-kind book about faith that is as credible as it is inspiring.
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How God changes your brain: breakthrough findings from a leading neuroscientistUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Verdict: A provocative and valuable addition to the self-help/spirituality genre, this fusion of faith and science is an excellent choice for general collections. Background: Physician Newberg and ... Read full review
Dont be mislead!User Review - henrywerch - Overstock.com
This is a wonderful book but dont be mislead by the title thinking that you need to be religious to have your brain changed for the better. I think the book was so titled to get more attention but ... Read full review