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The God-Shaped Brain

How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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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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  • doctormars
  • 08-03-15

Character of God

A great book about how the content of what we believe affects us and about the true character of God

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-19

exceptional work and termanology

I had never heard of Dr. Jenning prior to an aquaintence mentioning his name. Having read Dr. Curt Thompson I immediately became intrigued. Dr. Jennings exceeded my expectations with a thoughtful blend of understandable brain insight that helps reveal the nature of our true God. I too was raised in a fundamental church structure that kept me laying awake at night as a young boy fearfully wondering if any unconfessed sin remained inside and if I would wake to find that I was the only one left behind if Jesus returned. Such abusive constructs of God are difficult to unravel in the mind. Dr. Jennings work is a blessing to me and the kingdom of God, as many believers rightly understand our God of Love due to this work.

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  • Renee Thomas
  • 09-05-18

Best Explanation of Who God really is!

Best Explanation of Who God really is and why the oold testament God is not really a tyrant waiting to find fault with you to punish you.

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  • Christopher Roddy
  • 25-06-15

Must read

So many misconceptions properly addressed with understanding and no bias. Thank God for truth and love.

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  • fitboynurse
  • 11-04-19

Excellent

I loved this book. Very scientifically and Scripturally-based without going overboard. An excellent book for Christians and non-Christians, alike.

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  • edgardo jr
  • 24-05-16

Conects desing with scripture and God loving Character

It's so true , The way you see God impact your daily decisions , your fears, your guilt
Thanks Dr Jennings for this loving perspective about our loving Heavenly Father!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-01-20

Love it! This book is very insightful and worth taking a minute to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-19

My goodness

A note,
This is one of the best books I’ve ever listened to, so much so that I’m gonna listen to it again but take notes 😅.
But one thing to mention, there’s a lot of usage of psychological terms such as, “amygdala”, “prefrontal cortex”, etc, and I would encourage anyone reading this to research those terms(or in this case, a part of the brain) as you go along. That will truly help put things into perspective.

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  • Max
  • 29-09-19

Few books are this profound!

There are just a few books capable of changing your life, and this is one of them. Beyond just telling a story or relaying new facts, The God-Shaped Brain, tells the Who, what, when, where, and why of how God heals and saves people. It has some science-based vocabulary, but don't let that scare you off, everything is explained and many illustrations are given to make it clear. Mr. Jennings uses actual case studies to illustrate his points. The audiobook is excellent too. This is just one of Mr. Jennings' awesome books. You should try them all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-19

Life Changing

I LOVED this book. It absolutely transformed and changed my view of God and His love for us. I am a sceptic by nature, and have at times felt so distant from a God I wasn't sure I believed in. This book opened my heart and completely convinced me of His love. I wish every single person could/would get this book!