You Are What You Love →
This month's recommended book is You Are What You Love by James. K.A. Smith.
Smith is a Christian philosopher and wrote this magnificent book on spiritual development. At the heart of it is the premise that we are what we love, but we don't always love what we think.
Modern Christian discipleship often revolves around teaching the right truths, but Smith argues that an intake of true information alone rarely changes a person's behavior. What we need is to build our lives in a way that ingrains in us the true and good we want to see.
It takes habits and rituals to build virtue. But rather than habits and rituals that build virtue, we're mindlessly adopting the ones we've received from our culture. And whether we like it or not, they're forming us.
Because of that, I think this book, this philosophy of discipleship, is seriously needed in the American church.
You can find it on Amazon here.