Join pastor and bestselling author Steve Poe as he helps you break free from the destructive patterns that are keeping you from the joy-filled, flourishing life that Jesus promised each of us.
We all have both good and bad habits in our life. Creatures of Habit reveals how to remove bad habits and replace them with godly ones. But it's not a matter of simply working hard to make changes--true transformation is God's work, and our job is to listen, obey, and put into practice what he's already directing us to do.
While each chapter focuses on a different bad habit, Poe shares a self-assessment at the end of each chapter, encouraging you to ask yourself:
Has this become a habit in my life?Is it affecting my relationship with Christ?Is it affecting my relationship with others?Is it affecting my attitude in a negative way?Is it keeping me from becoming the person God wants me to become?
Each chapter provides insights, biblical examples, and tangible tools that will help you break the bad habits that can become spiritual strongholds in your life.
Praise for Creatures of Habit:
"Any change, even an incremental one, can make a huge difference over the course of your life. It's never too late to let God help you change the trajectory of your life. Steve Poe will help you see just that."
--Kyle Idleman, Senior Pastor and bestselling author of Gods at War
Poe, lead pastor of Northview Church in Indiana, debuts with an engaging examination of 12 dangerous habits that offers up ways to replace them with routines that support a healthy Christian life. Addressing biblical sins, modern ills like workaholism, and the pitfalls of pride, worry, cynicism, and guilt, Poe approaches his topic with humility and explains, for instance, how unresolved trauma might lead to anger becoming a habitual response to inconvenience, potentially leading to damaged relationships or lost jobs. To break the habit, Poe recommends apologizing to those hurt by outbursts, taking up exercise, developing Scripture-based self-talk, and seeking God's help through prayer. Other suggestions include finding an accountability partner and being more grateful. Unfortunately, Poe's overly spiritual perspective has its blind spots—as when, in discussing workaholism, he asks readers to consider why work is an emotional priority for them without acknowledging factors like financial precariousness or the need for health insurance. This sympathetic guide will appeal to Christians looking for simple ways to make some changes in their lives.