Habits of Grace

Reviewed byAlyssa Roat, a professional writing major at Taylor University.



TitleHabits of Grace

AuthorDavid Mathis


Publication Date: 2016

Format: Print book

Length: 238 pages


     In this book, Mathis explores the “habits of grace,” or spiritual disciplines. He divides them into the three categories of (1) the Word, (2) prayer, and (3) fellowship, or “hear His voice,” “have His ear,” and “belong to His body.” In a style reminiscent of A. W. Tozer, he spends a chapter on each of the disciplines, focusing on aspects of meditation, scripture memorization, fasting, and corporate worship, with extra chapters included about evangelism and personal management of time and money.

     Not concerned with stories or specifics, Mathis dives into the meat of each of the topics, with each chapter delivering valuable content like a well-researched sermon. His insights are both practical and applicable to all situations, while primarily concerned with the person of Christ.

     This book is not an “entertaining” one to read, but might instead be considered solid spiritual food to be feasted upon and slowly digested by those earnestly seeking to know Jesus more intimately.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Though theologically and spiritually rich, it is simple enough for the beginning Christian, even while nourishing the seasoned saint.

Christian Impact

This book is perfect for anyone wishing to learn new ways to grow in deep, meaningful relationship with Christ.



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Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines

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