It’s October and the school year is in full swing. Kitchener and Waterloo are full of college and university students, kids are getting settled in their new classrooms and learning is underway!
For those of us who aren’t in school, why leave all the learning to students? For the next few months we’ll create a space on this blog to offer book recommendations that can help your ‘continuing education’ as a disciple of Jesus.
What better way to start than by reflecting on your habits? That brings us to my first recommendation: Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.Our habits are far more powerful than we probably realize, they shape the kinds of lives we lead. But the key to living differently isn’t just that we get rid of bad habits, we need to find ways of developing new ones. Duhigg offers insightful chapters on brain function, discovering and building keystone habits, willpower, organizational health and more.
I’ve found the book profoundly helpful for my devotional life and for understanding my tendencies as a father and husband. I’m sure you will find it useful as well!