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Monday, May 10, 2010

Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson, M.D.

Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson, M.D., is an interesting book. Dr. Thompson has taken discoveries of the workings of the brain and in layman's terms shows how those discoveries combined with Scriptures and connections with other people can enrich yourself and others.

Though I found the book to be well written, it was a bit dry and in some places perhaps a little difficult reading. Dr. Thompson's use of pictures and in using layman's terms in describing the brain and it's various functions was interesting albeit for the average reader, perhaps a bit difficult to follow.

His premise of how the brain works and our relationships and how and why we respond the way we do is fascinating but I would be careful in how it would be used in the church or for the average reader. The book would be an interesting one for the mature believer who is strong in his/her faith to read.

I do not believe I would recommend this for everyone to read. This of course, is my opinion.

Tyndale House Publishers did provide me with a copy of this book.

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