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What Your Body Knows About God


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Card
Introduction: Created for Communion

Part 1: Spiritual Bodies
1. This is Your Brain on God
2. Born Connectors
3. Monkey See, Monkey Do
4. Life Together
5. Wired for Intimacy
6. A Path Through Suffering

Part 2: Spiritual Growth
7. Practicing the Disciplines
8. Worship: Engaging the Senses
9. Acts of Service

Part 3: It Works!
10. Neuro-transformation
11. The Great Physician
12. Going Public with the Good Life
About the Author

About the Author

Rob Moll is an award-winning journalist and editor-at-large with Christianity Today. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Books Culture and Leadership. Rob serves World Vision as communications officer to the president and lives in the Seattle area. He is the author of The Art of Dying. In a career that spans 30 years, Michael Card has recorded over 31 albums, authored or co-authored over 24 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. An award-winning musician and performing artist, he has penned such favorites as "El Shaddai," "Immanuel" and many other songs. He has branched his ministry beyond music and written numerous books, including A Sacred Sorrow, A Violent Grace, The Parable of Joy and Sleep Sound in Jesus (a children's book). He has also written the Biblical Imagination Series, with a book and accompanying music CD for each of the four gospels. A graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's and master's degree in biblical studies, Card also serves as mentor to many younger artists and musicians, teaching courses on the creative process and calling the Christian recording industry into deeper discipleship. Card lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children.


"If Psalm 139 were published as a contemporary book, it might look a lot like Rob Moll's What Your Body Knows About God. Channeling the psalmist's wonder at having been 'woven together in the depths of the earth, ' Moll, a CT editor at large, wonders at the marvel of humanity: its dynamic blend of body, mind, soul and spirit. Christians don't worship God, serve their neighbors and connect with other people merely because of external rules; such impulses are inscribed in our DNA. . . . Moll offers realistic and inspiring examples of what it looks like to walk this path, crookedness and all. Anyone who has struggled to pay attention in prayer can resonate with his account of sitting against the wall in his children's bedroom after they are tucked in bed, praying in the quiet darkness, sometimes finding focus, other times wander. The psalmist rejoices 'because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful' (139:14). With smart, tender and authentic prose, What Your Body Knows About God beautifully sings this in a 21st century key."

--Jenell Williams Paris, Christianity Today, 5-Star Review, November 2014

"In What Your Body Knows About God, Moll leads the reader on a tour through cutting-edge science about brains and bodies, bodies that are not a bit less fearfully and wonderfully made even if little about them remains, as the psalmist said, a 'secret place.' . . . [I]t is revelatory to learn that science emphatically does not suggest that selfishness, social isolation and godlessness define the 'natural' human condition. Mirror neurons and mimicry that happens below the level of consciousness--as when you slip into imitating the speech and mannerisms of your conversation partner without realizing it--suggest that there's something in us that wants to connect deeply with others."

--Rachel Marie Stone, Books Culture, November/December 2014

"Reading this book left me amazed, and the rich food for thought fueled a desire to discuss it with others and proclaim this great and wonderful truth: You and I are wired to know the One who created us."

--Greg Bowman, Baptist Standard, May 25, 2015

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