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    • You Are What You Love

    • The Spiritual Power of Habit
    • By: James K. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    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 listeners recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My second reading was on audiobook

    • By Adam Shields on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

    • By: James K. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls "your hitchhiker's guide to the present" - it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor's monumental work, A Secular Age, and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times. Taylor's landmark book, A Secular Age (2007), provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post-Christian present - a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. Jamie Smith's book is a compact field guide to Taylor's insightful study of the secular.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible Charles Taylor!

    • By Jesus on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Desiring the Kingdom

    • Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
    • By: James K. A. Smith
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Malls, stadiums, and universities are actually liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. Humans - as Augustine noted - are "desiring agents", full of longings and passions; in brief, we are what we love. James K. A. Smith focuses on the themes of liturgy and desire in Desiring the Kingdom, the first book in a three-volume set on the theology of culture. He redirects our yearnings to focus on the greatest good: God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish it was Smith reading this. But still good.

    • By Adam Shields on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99