University of Montreal neuroscientist Mario Beauregard (with Denise O'Leary) has published his book The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscient's case for the Existence of the Soul. This book appears to be an important read for all interested in today's battle for the mind and battle for the soul.
Materialists believe that what we call "mind" or "soul" is a mere epiphenomenon of matter. On maerialism all there is is matter. Thus, no mind or soul exist.
Beauregard points out the problems of this kind of materialism and argues for the reality of the human soul.