Troubled Minds and The God-Shaped Brain Authors Awarded
for Contributions to Health Care
January 2016 | Krista Clayton | 630.734.4013 | firstname.lastname@example.org
WESTMONT, IL—IVP authors Amy Simpson, author of Troubled Minds, and Timothy Jennings, author of The God-Shaped Brain, have both been honored for their books and contributions to the field of health.
Simpson is the Hope and Healing Center’s 2016 Chrysalis Awardee. The center, in Houston, Texas, annually honors an individual who has significantly advanced the cause of those with mental health problems and battled the stigma against mental illness. Simpson received the award for her book Troubled Minds and her speaking ministry over the last few years.
In Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission, Simpson calls the church to a renewed commitment to people who suffer from mental illness and the families that suffer alongside them. Drawing on her family’s experience, she provides a bracing look at the social and physical realities of mental illness and explores new possibilities for ministry to this stigmatized group. Simpson is also the author of Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry.
Jennings, a noted psychiatrist, was named a Champion of Health by True Health Broadcasting Network in association with True Health TV and the Health Institute for Preventive Care, Access, Research and Education (HIPCARE). Jennings will receive the Legacy Champion of Health award at a gala on April 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The award letter states that Jennings was presented the award for “unselfish commitment to community health exemplified by your leadership in the community and as author of The God-Shaped Brain and Could It Be This Simple? A Biblical Model for Healing the Mind.”
The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Lifebreaks down how our understanding of the nature of God can affect us physically and spiritually. Jennings addresses research that shows how our thoughts and beliefs affect our physical, mental and spiritual health. This research indicates that our mind and body are connected, and that when our understanding of God is not one of love and trust, unhealthy patterns of self-defeating behaviors and toxic relationships often develop.
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