Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Is Religion Good for Your Health?: The Effects of Religion on Physical and Mental Health (Haworth Religion and Mental Health) [Paperback]

By Harold G Koenig (Author)
Our Price $ 42.93  
Retail Value $ 50.50  
You Save $ 7.58  (15%)  
Item Number 146815  
Buy New $42.93
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.39" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 8, 1997
Publisher   Routledge
ISBN  0789002299  
EAN  9780789002297  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Is Religion Good for Your Health? takes you deep into the heart of the ageless debate on the importance of religion and faith to physical and mental health. On the one hand, you will learn about important research findings from cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intervention studies that have demonstrated positive effects of religious belief on both mental and physical health. On the other hand, you will learn how the vast clinical experiences of leading health experts suggest that religion can have negative effects on health. Integral to the book 's exploration of the relationship between health and religion are the trends that have occurred in society over the last century. You will learn about significant demographic changes, changes in health and health care, and shifts in values, attitudes, and religious conviction, all of which have direct implications for health care providers, the clergy, the "baby boomers," and older adults. From Author Harold Koenig, a leading expert on religion and health who has frequently been interviewed by major broadcasting networks such as ABC, National Public Radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, CBS, and "Ivanhoe Broadcast News," you will also learn about: pathological uses of religion the need for cooperation and collaboration between health and religious professionals studies on the relationship of religious beliefs and practice to physical conditions such as blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and cancer links between religious behavior and depression, anxiety, and drug use the waning of religion 's influence in America first-hand accounts from patients who have faced painful and/or life-threatening illnessAs Is Religion Good for Your Health? analyzes the pathological aspects of religion, you will begin to understand how religious beliefs have the capacity to strongly influence people 's lives and their health, whether positively or negatively. Health care providers, public policy experts, religious professionals, medical researchers, and medical students will find the book 's overview of the issues at stake, particularly the implications for our public health care system, crucial to the advancement of health care practice into the next century.

Buy Is Religion Good for Your Health?: The Effects of Religion on Physical and Mental Health (Haworth Religion and Mental Health) by Harold G Koenig from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780789002297 & 0789002299

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Is Religion Good for Your Health?: The Effects of Religion on Physical and Mental Health (Haworth Religion and Mental Health) by Harold G Koenig today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Harold G Koenig

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Mental Health > General   [4770  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Mental Health   [159  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Healthy Living   [1590  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Counseling > General   [1317  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Counseling   [83  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Medicine > General   [25043  similar products]
7Books > Subjects > Medicine   [351  similar products]
8Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Religious   [1337  similar products]
10Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Psychology   [391  similar products]

Similar Products
Mystical Mind (Theology and the Sciences)
Mystical Mind (Theology and the Sciences)
Item: 145634

Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development
Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development
Item: 161479

Through the Eyes of Women: Insights for Pastoral Care
Through the Eyes of Women: Insights for Pastoral Care
Item: 145728

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Health Care Perspective  Aug 16, 2007
Working in the Health Care field, I try to help individuals cope with chronic health conditions as well as empower them to live life to the fullest. This book provides an excellent bird's eye view of how we all use different methods to help us cope and live high quality lives. For too long the healthcare field has not paid enough attention to a person's spirit. If you are unhappy, it affects your ability to care for yourself physically. A healthy spirit can make a large difference in your self care abilities.
Very good book  Mar 4, 2000
Koenig's book has the rare quality of being both readable and scientific. He presents credible data showing how religion benefits people's mental and physical health. This approach is quite unlike the anti-scientific rant of anti-religious treatises like Wendell Watters' book Deadly Doctrine, which relies mainly on anecdotal evidence, personal bias, and theoretical speculation. Instead, Koenig uses controlled studies to prove his points. I'd give him a few extra brownie points for managing to show a Christian attitude to people like Watters, whom I find maddening.
I was surprised by what I read in this book.  Dec 4, 1998
The research is surprising. What we mental health professionals have been presuming for all these years seems false! Religion, according to this author, does appear to have benefits. I'd like to read more about this area.

Write your own review about Is Religion Good for Your Health?: The Effects of Religion on Physical and Mental Health (Haworth Religion and Mental Health)

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support