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Number of Pages: 244
Vendor: Destiny Image
Publication Date: 2016
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Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental IllnessMatthew S. StanfordInterVarsity Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback$14.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Jacquelyn Sheppard is a mother, grandmother, educator and writer. She and her husband, Glenn, live in Missouri on a ten-acre farm where they raise sheep and goats and spoil their eight grandchildren, who live in Boston, Kansas City and Northern Ireland. She is the founder of a private high school, a former journalist and photographer, and the co-founder of International Prayer Ministries. For the past 50 years, her extensive research, experience, and concepts concerning the body and the brain have enabled many to live better lives.
Experience the Complete Freedom God Originally Planned for You—Body, Mind, and Spirit
Do you feel like depression, anxiety, or addiction have hijacked your life? Mental and emotional disorders impact every part of society—and disrupt life for even the most spiritually devout, intelligent and respected people. Unfortunately, many who suffer from these devastating disorders seek healing through costly, and sometimes harmful, counseling and medications—measures which may bring temporary relief but do not fully correct the underlying problem.
Jacquelyn Sheppard exposes the vital connection between your body, mind, and spirit—and gives you practical tools to:
- Understand the connection between your mind and body and discover root causes for such illnesses as depression, addiction, bipolar disorder, OCD, and others.
- Identify the life cycles of each disorder —prenatal, childhood, adolescence and adulthood— so you can overcome each cycle using the right tools.
- Gain practical “know-how” to effectively combat these disorders through life-giving steps of health transformation.
Reclaim your emotional and mental wellbeing! Silent Takeover delivers ancient wisdom, accessible science, simple nutrition, and life experience while providing a clear blueprint to help you pioneer a new life pathway.
Don’t let your past determine your future—change is possible!
richard r blakeBridgman, MIAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5How the Body Affects the Mind nd the Mind Affect the Body - A Plan for Redesigning Body, Soul and SpiritOctober 19, 2016richard r blakeBridgman, MIAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0In her book Silent Takeover How the Body Hijacks the Mind Jacquelyn Sheppard sets out to establish the concept that emotional, mental disorders and other addictive behaviors are directly related to diet. She provides a roadmap for anyone looking for answers to two questions: Why am I the way I am? What can be done to change my Life?
The book is made up of four parts. Part one deals with below the surface issues of emotional, mental, and addictive behaviors. Part two looks at surface issues; facing daily decisions and finding solutions to negative behaviors. Part three helps the reader understand addictions and look realistically at the impact of chemicals on everyday life. Part four provides strategies for redesigning body, soul, and spirit.
Jacquelyns writing reveals sensitivity to the examples of shepherding in Jesus teaching and a spiritual tone that resonates with the reader, establishes rapport, and builds confidence in her assumptions.
Sheppards extensive research often challenges generally recognized and more traditionally accepted interpretations of mental and emotional issues. Her meticulous chapter end-notes provide the reader with substantial suggestions for additional reading which confirm her conclusions. Her work is endorsed by professionals in the fields of medicine, education, and clergy.
I found Jacquelyn Sheppards Silent Takeover How the Body Hijacks the Mind to be immensely interesting and vitally informative. Highly Recommended.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5How the mind hijacks the boday, a 5 star bookSeptember 17, 2016nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Silent Takeover: Overcoming Emotional, Mental, & Addictive Disorders" written by Jacquelyn Sheppard, is a health, Christian living book. It is a 244 page paperback book published by Destiny Image. "How the Body Hijacks the Mind" is also on the front cover. Wow, what a statement to explore.
Author Sheppard has written a well organized, researched, and informative book on mental health and personal growth. It has biblical principles woven throughout it. She broaches tough subjects such as depression, addiction, bipolar disorder, OCD, among other illnesses and how the your body, mind, and spirit are connected. She was inspired to write this book to help others for personal reasons. She has suffered from poor health since she was a child.
Her book is divided into four sections. The first one is how the body affects the mind. The second deals with how the mind affects the body. Her book's third section is entitled "Putting the Puzzle Together" where one chapter discusses addiction and the other how chemicals change your life. The last section is "Redesigning Body, Soul, and Spirit" which starts with a chapter on "How Prayer Changes Your Body and Mind". She ends her book with twenty five pages of notes on references.
This book addresses the importance of proper nutrition. It reviews thing that might be missing and cause emotional, mental or addictive disorders. The fourth section of the book discusses the importance of prayer, music and silence for health in our lives. She tells us that rest is important, and reminds us that God set one day on the week aside for just that purpose. However, just listening to music isn't enough. The type of music we listen to is important.
This book has so much information it was hard to absorb at one time. I had to read a few chapters and ponder what I had read. The author has done a wonderful job proving information in an easy to understand way, there is just a lot of it. She discusses brain cells and how long it takes for them to regenerate. Chemicals are in so many things that people don't even consider. She talks about chemicals in cookware and cosmetics. I found the information on inflammation interesting. Most everyone is or has been affected by inflammation somewhere in their bodies. She talks about the enemy (Satan) and how he attacks our health. She asks "could it possibly be that Satan and his evil forces may know more about sound and music than we do?"
I would highly recommend this book. Everyone will glean something from it. It would be nice for anyone interested in how the mind and body affect each other or total health. If you or a family members suffers from an illness, especially mental, this book will provide insight. There are no discussion questions but a group would have no trouble discussing this informative book. It is one I will keep on my bookshelf and refer to later. I rated it a 5 out of 5 stars. I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Penny M5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing ReadSeptember 8, 2016Penny MQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a great book to keep and use for a reference. I would give this book as a gift too. Having depression for years this book gave me a totally different view to take. Being able to understand the link between your mind and body can give you more insight. You can also discover the root to all of these mental and emotional disorders. I especially needed this book now and think God for giving me the opportunity to review it.
I plan to use this book for more insight into my depression. I also plan to take charge of it. God can help us and guide us through all!
I recieved this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The mind is more than chemicals in the brain!August 14, 2016AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Silent Takeover by Jacquelyn Sheppard is a fascinating book on the mind--body connection. Well documented with research and based on Judeo-Christian faith, the book is chock full of information regarding the biochemical makeup of the human brain and body. Even though the author discusses things like neurotransmitters, receptors, neurochemistry and the endocrine system, she has written in an easily understandable and easily readable manner, even for the non-medical reader. The book is laid out in four parts, How the body affects the mind, How the mind affects the body, Putting the puzzle together and Redesigning body, soul, and spirit. The discussions in these four parts run the gamut of genetics and gender issues, to addictions (not only to nicotine and alcohol but sugar as well) and mental disorders. Video games, soy products, fluoride, personal care products and even some of the cookware we use may have a devastating effect on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The information Sheppard gives is startling and yet she claims a reversal of these effects is possible and being informed and educated is the beginning of the battle to replace damaged cells with healthy ones. Stating there are over 6000 research studies on the effects of prayer and health, Sheppard asks "Could it be that prayer, because it is the communication system that reaches from you to Christ, is a means of recovery and healing of your body, soul, and spirit?" Other positive practices that may bring about healing are laughter, a Sabbath rest, fasting, silence and having a grateful spirit. Readers are reminded there are no easy answers or quick fixes and changing how one thinks is not an easy task. "Yet the results can be life-changing."
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Melissa4 Stars Out Of 5Learn some interesting thingsJuly 26, 2016MelissaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Sothis book wasnt what I expected. I thought it was going to be more about how Jesus heals us of these issues that are listed on the back of the book. That isnt the case. This book is a lot about nutrition and vitamins and how what we eat or take into our bodies and have an effect on our minds.
Even though it wasnt what I expected I did find parts of it interesting and I did learn some new things as well. Like now I know why certain things happen in my body, it might be because of what I ate.
It was also interesting to learn how even from birth things that go into our bodies are so important.
If you are interested in learning more about how what you take in can affect your mind than you will probably enjoy this book and learn a lot as well.
A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.