You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

by James K. A. Smith. Brazos Press, 2016.

This resource invites readers to align their faith and beliefs with their behaviors.


how to live your faith

Best For

Christian faith formation leaders and congregants


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Strengthen good habits and discuss how to incorporate new practices, by discussing in a small group.
  • Write a sermon on how to align your heart with your behaviors by using this source as a guide.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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