The Soul Of The Child: Nurturing The Divine Identity Of Our Children by Michael GurianThe Soul Of The Child: Nurturing The Divine Identity Of Our Children by Michael Gurian

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

byMichael Gurian

Paperback | July 9, 2007

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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 care of our children's souls.

A revolutionary vision for parents and educators alike -- indeed, for all who love children -- The Soul of the Child is a deft blend of inspiring stories, common sense, and scientific observations that demonstrates what the soul is and how it works. This insightful and groundbreaking book urges its readers to become aware of our children's divine inheritance, and learn how to nurture that divinity. Sensible and informed, it shows how to protect childhood from the complexities of our age, and provides, as no book ever has, the means for bestowing upon our children the gifts of compassion, security, discipline, humility, and enlightenment.

The Soul of the Child is a passionate and practical book that puts forth a finely wrought argument for greater attention to the spiritual side of childhood, to the very life of the human soul. And it couldn't have come at a better time.
Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Girls, The Wonder of Boys, Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, and The Good Son, is a social philosopher, therapist, and educator whose work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Time, and on Today, CNN, and National Public Radio. The cofounder of the Michael Gurian Institute at the ...
Title:The Soul Of The Child: Nurturing The Divine Identity Of Our ChildrenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 9, 2007Publisher:Atria BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416570411

ISBN - 13:9781416570417


Table of Contents



A Vision

The Book

The New Human


Chapter 1. The Science of the Soul: Proof of the Soul's Existence

The Monitors

Thinking Differently about the Science of the Soul

Seeing the Light

The Science of the Soul

The Soul Right Before Our Eyes

Beyond the Soul/Body Split

Where We Go from Here

Chapter 2. The Soul Grows: Soul Development from Birth to Adulthood

Watch the Light Grow

The Secret Life of a Child

The Human Journey of Individualization

The Science of Soul Growth


Soul Growth, Stress, and Cortisol

Protecting the Light

The Precious Child

Chapter 3. Soul Markings: The Divine Map a Child Is Born With

The Divine Child

Genetics: Soul Markings

Does Your Child Have a Destiny?

What Is Evil?

What Is Death?


Chapter 4. The New Human: How Our Thinking Must Change

Unifying the Field

The New Human

The Future of Religion

Bridging the Gap between Soul and Body

The Future of the Child

Chapter 5. Soul Retrieval: The Personal Journey Back to the Soul

The Science of Lost Soul

The Science of Soul Retrieval

The New Human: Putting Children First

Chapter 6. God Is the Child: The Future of the Family

God Needs Us

The Loneliness of the Child

The Future of the Family

The Family of the Future

When God Is the Child

Moving Beyond Individualism


Notes and References

Books That Help Nurture the Soul of the Child

About the Author


Editorial Reviews

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. author of Meditation as Medicine An absolutely brilliant and lovely book. Practical and scientific. A must read for every parent who wants to raise a spiritual child.