Soul of Desire Minicourse

Soul of Desire Minicourse

Video Teaching on Discovering the Neuroscience of Longing, Beauty, and Community

by Curt Thompson

Soul of Desire Minicourse
Webinar video
  • Number of Studies: 3
  • Published: March 29, 2022
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-1-5140-0559-0
  • Item Code: A0559

In The Soul of Desire, psychiatrist Curt Thompson suggests that underneath all our longings is the desire to be known—and what's more, that this fundamental yearning manifests itself in our deep need to make things of beauty, revealing who we are to others.

Desire and beauty go hand in hand. It is a mature, creative work, weaving together neuroscience and spiritual formation to open up new horizons for thinking about not only the nature of the mind but also what it means to be human.

This three-part recorded video series provides an overview of the content in Thompson's book The Soul of Desire, as well as a helpful Q and A section at the end of each session. The recorded sessions are one hour each and can serve as an overview for those who have not yet read The Soul of Desire or as an excellent follow-up to those that are familiar with the book.

After purchasing this item, you will receive an email with the links to all three recorded video sessions.

"The Soul of Desire is one of the most influential, life transforming books I have read, and the accompanying webinar solidified the principles presented in the book. Curt Thompson presents the content in a way that it is easy to understand and embody for life-changing results. I can testify that it has changed the way I understand my past, resolve to live wholeheartedly in freedom in the present, and have hope for the future. I have not only recommended but purchased this book for many people. Two thumbs way up!"

Kathleen Cantwell, Albuquerque, New Mexico


1. A People of Desire
2. A People of Grief
3. Beauty Saves

IVP Author Curt Thompson

Curt Thompson (MD, Wright State University) is a board-certified psychiatrist and the founder of Being Known, an organization that develops resources for hope and healing at the intersection of neuroscience and Christian spiritual formation. He is also the author of The Soul of Shame, The Soul of Desire, and Anatomy of the Soul. He is actively engaged in learning and teaching as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. He also speaks frequently on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.