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Author Smith, James K. A., 1970- author.

Title You are what you love : the spiritual power of habit / James K.A. Smith.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  264.001 SMI    DUE 06-26-20
Description xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents You are what you love: to worship is human -- You might not love what you think: learning to read "secular" liturgies -- The spirit meets you where you are: historic worship for a postmodern age -- What story are you in?: the narrative arc of formative Christian worship -- Guard your heart: the liturgies of home -- Teach your children well: learning by heart -- You make what you want: vocational liturgies.
Summary You are what you love. But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book's content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith's popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life.
Subject Liturgics.
Christianity and culture.
Christianity and culture. (OCoLC)fst00859660
Liturgics. (OCoLC)fst01000579
Worship. (OCoLC)fst01181450
Other Form: Online version: Smith, James K. A., 1970- author. You are what you love Grand Rapids, MI : Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016] 9781493403660 (DLC) 2015045075
ISBN 9781587433801 (cloth)
158743380X (cloth)

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