How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist

How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist - Andrew B. Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman I think that the title is a bit misleading. It really should be called something like "The Neurological Benefits of Meditation" or something similar. Part of the point of the book is that God can't be proven neurologically/scientifically, but they use this as an excuse to only treat the concept of God in the broadest of strokes. When they do talk about the specific "gods" of different religions, it is typically based on people's opinions from survey data. So, the chapters pertaining to God specifically were underwhelming from both an intellectual and spiritual standpoint.

That said, the chapters on meditation and brain exercises were quite interesting and helpful. All of the stuff on meditation was purposefully secularized, in order to appeal to the greatest common denominator, which is fine, but I wonder about the implications of striping all of the spiritual meaning out of the exercises.