This book opened up a wonderful understanding of what it means to 'love God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, and with all your strength'!! Thank you. I will recommend this book in my Christian book store.
Occasionally I have found books on this subject to be informative, but rarely have I discovered a repository of wisdom that inspires as I have in Dr. Curt Thompson's, Anatomy of the Soul. I have recommended it to our counseling department here at Dallas Theological Seminary, and we have discussed chapter 6 in particular (The Emotions of God) in a divisional meeting. I have used the information regarding the relationship between more primitive (Reptilian) areas of the brain and the more highly developed prefrontal cortex in my lectures on the creative process in adolescents and adults while in Taiwan. The faculty, staff, and students in the University in Tainan City, and in the seminary there expressed appreciation for the insights I shared from AOS. Dr. Thompson provides a neurological road map for understanding how we learn, how we mature in our abilities to manage and direct our emotions, and how we can harness the creative potential inherent in our spiritual DNA to maximum effect. He does not push his Christian worldview, but he does not have to. The biblical wisdom that informs his interpretation of the significance of brain/mind function is woven into the fabric of his analysis. That's one of the things that makes this book so refreshing. It reveals a mind that has consolidated the physical/neurological functions of the human brain and the spiritual evidence that suggests a divine Architect into a coherent paradigm for helping the reader understand the big picture - what makes our creative process uniquely and wonderfully human. Anatomy of the Soul constitutes an elegant revelation of the link between the neurological complex of our brains and the Imago Dei that is resident in all of us. Dr. Thompson's style is equally engaging. I read it straight through in a few hours. And then again, making notes along the way. It is a wonder and worthy of multiple readings. Here you will discover an anatomy lesson that will help you understand not only HOW we are wired (neurologically and spiritually), but WHY.