Book Review: Habits of the Heart: 365 Daily Exercises for Living Like Jesus by Katherine J. Butler


"Be open. Be patient. Be expectant." (Introduction)

Title:  Habits of the Heart: 365 Daily Exercises for Living Like Jesus
Author: Katherine J. Butler
Publisher:  Tyndale House Publishers
Release Date:  September 5, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Devotional


Are you “out of shape” spiritually? Do you long for a life that is fully and deeply engaged with the Creator? Does your heart ache to be transformed by God? Real change happens only when we train ourselves to be in the habit of exercising our hearts in the practice of godliness. The Bible says that training the body is of some value, but the most important thing we can do is to train our spirit. Habits of the Heart will help you develop practices that draw you into a deeper and lasting relationship with God. Each day of the year, this simple guide will help you focus on one essential aspect of your walk with God and show you how to make it a habit.

Features: Unique cover material featuring wood texture stamped with a bronze foil Elegant interior design with full-color end papers and a ribbon marker 365 devotions offer a meaningful, yet practical, way to exercise your heart in the practice of godliness Each week immerses you in a specific practice: conversational prayer, unplugging from life’s daily grind, waiting on God, being watchful, and much more



Habits of the Heart by Katherine J. Butler is a devotional that really makes you think and be better for it in time. Each week, readers will be focus on a specific theme, and each day additional topics that relates to that week.  We start off with a Biblical verse or two and then a short and simple activity or words to ponder from the author. Easy to understand, yet powerful in its deliverance and meaning, the author's questions are insightful and allows readers to really consider and act on habitual exercises to "shape your heart to become more like Jesus." 

The physical size (4.5 x 5.75 x 1" thick) of this devotional is handy and perfect to stow by your bedside, in your bag, in your car or just carry in your hand. The wood grain cover is pretty and rustic. Font size is just right and the contrast on the page allows for an easy and comfortable read. In all, Habits of the Heart is a great devotional inside and out. It'll make a great gift for yourself or a others, just in time for the holidays. Plus, the size allows it to fit easily in a stocking!


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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