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The Soul of Desire

By: Curt Thompson MD,Makoto Fujimura - foreword
Narrated by: Kyle Tait
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We are people of desire.

In The Soul of Desire, psychiatrist Curt Thompson suggests that underneath all our longings is the desire to be known - and what's more, that this fundamental yearning manifests itself in our deep need to make things of beauty, revealing who we are to others. Desire and beauty go hand in hand.

But both our craving to be known and our ability to create beauty have been marred by trauma and shame, collapsing our imagination for what God has for us and blinding us to the possibility that beauty could ever emerge from our ashes. Drawing on his work in interpersonal neurobiology and clinical practice, Thompson presents a powerful picture of the capacity of the believing community to reshape our imaginations, hold our desires and griefs together, and invite us into the beauty of God's presence.

The Soul of Desire is a mature, creative work, weaving together neuroscience and spiritual formation to open up new horizons for thinking not only about the nature of the mind but about what it means to be human.

©2021 Curt Thompson (P)2021 eChristian

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My wish would be for every Christian to read this book in the next year. I found it to be insightful and timely. A great step in my Christian growth, even after many years of being a Christian.

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The quest to restore beauty and joy to life

A meaningful exploration into how to see the joy while enduring the quest to bring understanding to life.

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Beautiful work

This is a hope-filled examination for trauma and recovery. It beautifully holds the tension between recognizing the pain of trauma and holding hope for recovery within the person and with their community.

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very cerebral, take it slow.

it will hit you differently if you are single or married. listen for little nuggets that resonate with your story

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Wonderfully enlightening book.

Thank you so much Dr. Curt for putting this book together. It is so informative and I have had at least two other friends buying a copy.

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Not for me

I looked like it would be a great read, but I just couldn't get into this one. I believe the intended audience is enneagram 4's and 5's, who I bet will love it.

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Outstanding.

So grateful for Dr. Thompson’s work. Here now, the third in his trilogy on the soul, and and how we should think about it in regard to anthropology, theology, psychology, trauma, pain, suffering, and most importantly, healing in community with others (interpersonal neurobiology) learning the discipline of confession, transparency, and perhaps most importantly trust that our risen Lord will use other broken, but nevertheless precious and beautiful vessels like ourselves for his glory, for our good and the expansion of his kingdom in the true identification and realization of our inmost desires as we wait for his return.