What Your Body Knows About God (InterVarsity Press, 2014) is an investigation into the latest scientific and social research about who we are as spiritual and physical beings. Science has undergone a revolution in understanding our minds and brains and our interconnected humanity. The result is that we are better able to know how God has created us to worship, commune with, and love him and how that love must pour out into compassion for others. Our brains are equipped with the capacity to connect with God, and that wiring is intimately linked to loving our neighbors.
Jesus Christ told his followers that the two greatest commandments are to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves. It turns out that our bodies have been created to do just that. Simply by living as we were created, we will be our happiest, healthiest, and most fulfilled. We must merely understand and practice the ways in which we are designed to love God and our friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers.
This book explores the latest research into the design of our physical bodies. It challenges the idea that our spiritual lives are matters of ethereal contemplation or otherworldly phenomena. Instead, even our most spiritual moments are intensely physical ones. Neurons are firing and growing, hormones are being deployed, sweat glands are being excited. Without suggesting that spirituality is merely physical, What Your Body Knows About God shows how to align our thoughts and actions with how our bodies were created.
Learning how our bodies are equipped, we can live to our fullest capacity as spiritual beings relating in love to God and to others. Written by an award-winning journalist, What Your Body Knows About God will change how you think about yourself, your body, and how to become someone deeply connected to God and to those around you.