WHY ISN'T MY FAITH IN GOD ENOUGH TO ERASE MY BLUE MOODS?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

BOOK REVIEW --THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON JOY

From the Holy Scriptures I learned that God wants us to embrace joy, come what may. This is the central theme of the letter the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi. From Dr. Earl Henslin and his book, This Is Your Brain On Joy, I learned about a revolutionary program for balancing mood, restoring brain health, and nurturing spiritual growth—all good things.


Dr. Henslin’s treatment plans include: supplements and medications, mood-balancing foods, music and cinematherapy, exercise programs, scriptures, prayers, and much more.

In this splendid book, science and faith join hands to help solve the mysteries that lead us to experiencing the joy we so long for and deserve.


Considering this to be a serious study, I was surprised when in the first chapter Dr. Henslin starts off by describing his family of Minnesota dairy farmers. He compared them to the hilariously stoic Lutheran characters in the famed Prairie Home Companion skits. By the time I reached the end of chapter one I was laughing out loud and saying to myself, “This must be what it is like when your brain is on joy.”


By the time I reached the last chapter I was amazed at how marvelous the human brain is. I have always thought I had a fair knowledge of the brain and knew a little bit about how it works. I found out I don’t know much! I found this book to be extremely educational and helpful.


The dust jacket for this book has a beautiful collection of flowers in many different colors. I smile when I think about it. I think you will too--especially after you have read the book.

7 comments:

Dixie said...

beautiful flowers shaped like a brain... hummmmm...

sounds like a wonderful read. i can hardly wait! Dixie

bp said...

You did a good job on your review. I saw this one in the store and looked at it and wasn't sure how long it would hold my interest so I got The Great Eight one instead. I finished it yesterday. I already requested my next one and I picked it for Caleb!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds like a great book. We all deal with feelings like this and I'm so glad that it's being addressed! Thanks!

Cherdecor said...

If you are giving this book away, I'll take one of them too! Ha! Ha! I used to love to listen to Prairie Home Companion. (If I am thinking of the same one.) This was a great review!

Smilingsal said...

This sounds more interesting now that I've read your review.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This one sounds interesting too! I love to read things that make me laugh!

Katherine

Kelly said...

Your review is very well written. It does what a favorable review should do -- it makes me want to read this book! Thanks, Clif.