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  • The Mind of God

  • Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul
  • Written by: Dr. Jay Lombard
  • Narrated by: David Acord
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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For fans of Deepak Chopra, Rudy Tanzi, and Andrew Newberg. A renowned behavioral neurologist provides insights to some of the most curious spiritual questions we all face.

Is there a God?

It's a question billions of people have asked since the dawn of time. You would think by now we'd have a satisfactory, universal answer. No such luck...or maybe we do and we just need to look in the right place. For Dr. Jay Lombard that place is the brain, and more importantly the mind, that center of awareness and consciousness that creates reality.

In The Mind of God, Dr. Lombard employs case studies from his own behavioral neurology practice to explore the spiritual conundrums that we all ask ourselves: What is the nature of God? Does my life have purpose? What's the meaning of our existence? Are we free? What happens to us when we die?

For Lombard, these metaphysical questions are a jumping-off point for exploring the brain in search of the seat of the soul. It is neuroscience, the author contends, and how we and our brains interpret what's going on around us that can lead us to a deeper and more fulfilling faith.

Mixing his personal experiences in the medical field (including compelling cases such as the male patient who really thought he was pregnant and a woman who literally scared herself to death) along with his own visionary insight into spiritual experience, Lombard has much to tell us about the nature and power of belief - and what we can do to focus our beliefs in a positive direction. If you want to find more meaning in your life or are searching for a deeper understanding of why we believe what we believe, then this book can lead to an exciting transformation in the way you see and understand the world around you. With cutting-edge research and provocative case studies, renowned behavioral neurologist provides insights to some of the most curious spiritual questions of mortality.

©2017 Dr. Jay Lombard (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Rick Smith
  • 2019-09-30

Keenly insightful

Great insight into purpose, down to the cellular level, the effects of negativity in the mind and body.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-05-25

to whom want to find God in themselves

amazing book. if you struggle to find the God within yourself in logical way, read this book

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  • mike
  • 2018-05-14

Hmmmm

Make me think a little harder about the relationship between the essence of my being and my true purpose in this life.

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  • william
  • 2017-08-17

I understand Dr.Lombard's mind after the book but I do not feel closer to god or the mind of god

A promise to answer some fundamental spiritual questions was not delivered.The questions were raised and researched historically but the platitudes barely enriched. I was very disappointed but I did enjoy the integration of neurology and spirituality at times.

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  • CHET YARBROUGH
  • 2022-11-11

SCIENCE AND HOPE

The introduction to Dr. Lombard’s book is by Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy’s self-effacing acknowledgement of his personal struggles draws one into Lombard’s story. As an introduction, a listener is interested in a scientist’s belief in God. However, by chapter 3, some listeners will be tempted to quit listening.

What may draw a skeptic back to the book is Lombard’s experience as a neurologist in treating patients with proven brain dysfunction. Lombard shows an empathy for his patients because of his professed beliefs. Whatever one's belief, empathy is essential ingredient of a good life.

Philosophers of the past like Nietzsche and Camus, reject God because they believe He/She is a construct of human consciousness, not an omniscient being who created heaven and earth. Nietzsche argues humanity killed God by becoming Superman or Woman, without the need for something greater than themselves. In contrast, Camus suggests belief in God makes no difference.

By the end of Lombard’s book, one is convinced of the need for science, with a hope for clearer understanding of brain, mind, and consciousness. God may or may not have anything to do with brain, mind, and consciousness. Consequently, Lombard's argument for God's existence is no more convincing than a bolt of lightning from Zeus.