The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul by Jay Lombard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In the context of Logotherapy, a school of psychoanalysis founded by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl whose academic and religious backgrounds are comparable to those of the author, this book tells the readers that our mind is indeed shaped by the way we see things around us and about ourselves, which becomes our models of representations, our own constructed reality. In fact, the theme of this book pertains to an attitudinal value in which we choose our attitudes or response to the things we think hardly changeable. The author emphasizes on the facts that (1) religious faith should be rejuvenated and scientific knowledge enlightened in the quest of finding a meaning of life and that (2) religion and faith should not be at odds with each other but in harmony, since the mystery of our life itself can be neurologically proved as discoursed by the author. In summary, this book is a book of hope that we can change our life if we really want to with the following motto: Dum spiro, spero.