Interview with David Mathis--- Habits of Grace (Crossway, 2016).

by Dave Jenkins

Today I interview David Mathis about his new book Habits of Grace (Crossway, 2016).

Listen as we talk about his life, ministry, and upcoming and future writing projects. In addition, we discuss how Christians can enjoy engaging in the spiritual disciplines, the importance of reading in the Christian life, and what are the means of grace? We also talk about the impact Dr. Tim Keller and Donald Whitney, along with Dr. John Piper have had on his life and ministry. Along with these important topics, David discusses how Pastors and ministry leaders can help God’s people enjoy the corporate and individual spiritual disciplines. Along with all of this, he discusses the neglect of biblical meditation in the Church and it’s important place in the Christian life. Finally, he talks about joy in the Christian life and ministry and provides advice to Bible College and seminary students preparing for ministry.

About the Book:

Hear God’s voice. Have his ear. Belong to his body.

Three seemingly unremarkable principles shape and strengthen the Christian life: listening to God’s voice, speaking to him in prayer, and joining together with his people as the church. Though seemingly normal and routine, the everyday “habits of grace” we cultivate give us access to these God-designed channels through which his love and power flow—including the greatest joy of all: knowing and enjoying Jesus.

About the Author:

David Mathis serves as executive editor at Desiring God, pastor at Cities Church, and adjunct professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary. He and his wife, Megan, have three children.

Social Media:

You can find David Mathis on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper

The Person of Christ by Donald Macleod

Knowing Christ by Dr. Mark Jones

A Hunger for God by John Piper

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