How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist (Paperback)

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    Andrew Newberg, M.D., is the director of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the founders of the new interdisciplinary field called neurotheology. He is an associate professor in the department of radiology, with secondary appointments in the departments of psychiatry and religious studies, at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been featured onGood Morning America, Nightline, Discovery Channel, BBC, NPR, and National Geographic Television. He is the co-author ofWhy God Won’t Go Away, Born to Believe, and The Mystical Mind.

    Mark Robert Waldman is an associate fellow at the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a therapist, the author or co-author of ten books, includingBorn to Believe (with Andrew Newberg), and was the founding editor of Transpersonal Review. He lectures throughout the country on neuroscience, religion, and spirituality and conducts research with numerous religious and secular groups. His work has been featured in dozens of newspapers and magazines and on syndicated radio programs.


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    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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    ISBN 9780345503428
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 348
    Publisher Date 2010-03-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Newberg, Andrew, M.D.
    Country of Origin United States

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      This is a wonderful book, but don't 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 really the author's research demonstrates how many different varieties of spiritual practice can be beneficial. I found this book to be wonderfully supportive of the value of being spiritual, without the author being biased in favor of any particular spiritual direction or denomination.

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