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The Wonder of Children


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Table of Contents


A Vision

The Book

The New Human

Part I: The Soul of the Child

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?

Part II: God Is the Child

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


Reading Group Guide

About the Author

Michael Gurian has published twenty books in seven disciplines, including five national bestsellers, translated into fourteen languages. In The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls he has pioneered efforts to bring neurobiology into homes, schools, and communities. He is cofounder of the Gurian Institue, which conducts research and provides training in applied neural science. His work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, and on the Today show, Good Morning America, and NPR. Michael lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife, Gail, and their two daughters.


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