Book Review: This is Your Brain In Love by Earl Henslin
This Is Your Brain In Love is a book that endorses a holistic approach to dealing with the quirks and issues that arise between people who are in love relationships. The author, Earl Henslin, endorses a multi-faceted approach to bringing each partner (and thus, the relationship) into balanced emotional wholeness. Some of those facets include dietary adjustment, vitamin supplements, medications, counseling, and scripture meditation. It is the author’s belief that our emotions are driven by what happens physiologically in the brain, and the brain can be healed and balanced. A healed and balanced brain doesn’t think or react the same as one that is misfiring.
I really liked this book. Particularly, I liked that while Henslin is not afraid to recommend medications if the situation calls for it, it is not necessarily his first approach. He demonstrates the power of nutritional healing also, and does not dismiss the healing power of the scriptures when meditated upon and applied to our lives. Humans are body, soul, and spirit, and should be treated accordingly. I also found the science behind Henslin’s approach to be fascinating, and he explained it on a level that is easy for a lay person to grasp. Henslin also uses a fair amount of humor in the book, which makes it not just informative, but a pleasure to read.
I am grateful to have received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review. I definitely recommend this book!