September’s Soul Care Collective Book of the Month is Truth Therapy: Renewing Your Mind with the Word of God by Peter J. Bellini.
I was fortunate to be able to sit in on Dr. Bellini’s training session at the 2015 Aldersgate Conference, put on every year by Aldersgate Renewal Ministries. There, he talked about the basic gist behind his book. I was intrigued. I purchased the Kindle version of the book and read it. It resonated so deeply with my own healing journey.
In this book, Dr. Bellini talks about how Scripture can literally change the physiological landscape of your mind. He explains the science behind cognitive behavioral therapy and how the brain creates and recreates neural pathways over time, based on the person’s life experiences and the things that are taken to be truth. He explains what happens in the brain when we absorb lies as truth as well as what happens when we renounce the lies and choose life and truth from the Word of God.
Throughout the book, Dr. Bellini explains complex concepts and processes in ways that most average laypeople will be able to fully understand without much training in counseling or psychology. It certainly made me take a deeper look at the importance of knowing and living out Scripture in everyday life. It is the small choices and the everyday commitments that shape the way we think, and the way we think shapes every aspect of our lives.
Here’s a handy link to purchase Truth Therapy and read it for yourself (just click on the book title). For more information, see the publisher’s advertisement below.