Season of Heartbreak: Healing for the Heart, Brain, and Soul
This was a very interesting book since it is written by a neuroscientist who has been able to examine the brain's reaction during emotional stress and trauma. He fills the chapters of this book with facts which have been learned concerning what happens to the brain when under stress emotionally. When I ordered this book to review, I did not have a full understanding of the topic. I thought it was a book to help people going through any type of relational failure, such as I have experienced in the past. However, it is specifically for actual breakups as in boyfriend-girlfriend, or husband and wife. Thus I wasn't as interested in the book but here is my honest review for any interested reader:
Much of this book was interesting but it was not well organized or well-written. Also, I was confused by the Christian stance taken by the author. One of his recommendations for a person going through a breakup is to repeat the name of Jesus or other Biblical good things over and over for 20 minutes. I think Scripture meditation a must, and relaxation wonderful. I also think ''holy yoga'' beneficial if worship music is playing or Scripture being read. But the repetition gets a little strange as that is not in any of the Bible. Look at the Psalms- the best example of praising and meditating on God- for one thing.
I believe the main problem with this book is that it is very technical and factual which is not what will necessarily always help someone dealing with deep emotional trials. I recommend this book for counselors and psychologists and therapists.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.