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The Soul Of The Child: Nurturing The Divine Identity Of Our Children

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With "The Wonder of Girls" and "The Wonder of Boys," bestselling author Michael Gurian presented his groundbreaking views of parenting. Now, with the same breadth of vision and depth of commitment, he combines accessible analysis of cutting-edge science with the study of spiritual texts to explore the divine side of childhood, and to put forth a practical design for the ca ...more
Published October 29th 2002 by Atria Books
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Very clinical with little to no practical application. Scanned text briefly to the end when a little over half way through he began to discuss the validity of psychics and post death sightings.
Christina George
Aug 29, 2013 Christina George rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Shannon Cole, Chistina Stone, Brenda Millar
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I might actually have to purchase this book!

I picked it up thinking it would help me to reach the soul of my toddler, and teach me how to raise my child in a way that would reach his soul, too. Surprisingly, that is not the heart of the book; the book actually takes the reader on a journey that explores how science and religion complement one another, and displays some major religions that focus on "light" as both what dwells within a person as well as that which created this world and humanity.
Like other New Age books, the author implies throughout the first 4/5 of the book that he has something life-changing to reveal. It turns out to be that the child is god. (In Kubler-Ross' The Wheel of Life it was that she routinely spends time with a guide.)
The goofiness of this book doesn't discredit Gurian's previous work.
Suggests that Christianity borrows the divinity of Christ from mythology.
Some of the author's ideas and theories were intriguing--but in the end, not that well developed. Disagree completely with some of his ideas about how humans are hard-wired.
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