Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Habits of the Mind

James W Sire

Habits of the Mind

James W Sire

$30.99 $24.79
You Save: $6.20 (20%)

Paperback

What does it mean to love God with our minds? How can we learn to think well? What is an intellectual and can intellectual life be a calling? In this fascinating book, James Sire offers an insider's unusual view of learning to think well for the glory of God. 262 pages, from IVP

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Habits of the Mind"

What does it mean to love God with our minds? How can we learn to think well? What is an intellectual and can intellectual life be a calling? In this fascinating book, James Sire offers an insider's unusual view of learning to think well for the glory of God. 262 pages, from IVP
- Koorong

A 2001Christianity TodayBook of the Year!What is an intellectual?How can you learn to think well?What does it mean to love God with your mind?Can the intellectual life be a legitimateChristiancalling?Is the intellectual life your calling?James Sire brings wit and wisdom to bear on these questions and their possible answers. And he offers an unusual "insider's view" of learning how to think well for the glory of God and for the sake of his kingdom. InHabits of the MindSire challenges you to avoid one of the greatest pitfalls of intellectual life--by resisting the temptation to separate being from knowing. He shows you how to cultivate intellectual virtues and disciplines--habits of mind--that will strengthen you in pursuit of your calling. And he offers assurance that intellectual life can be a true calling for Christians: because Jesus was the smartest man who ever lived, Sire argues, you can and should accept the challenge to think as well as you are able.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

James W Sire

James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.

His IVP books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

His most recent books are Praying the Psalms of Jesus. and Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue with staunch atheist Carl Peraino
Koorong - Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Confessions Of An Intellectual Wannabe
  • 2. John Henry Newman As An Intellectual
  • 3. The Perfection Of The Intellect
  • 4. How Thinking Feels: What Is An Intellectual?
  • 5. The Moral Dimension Of The Mind: What Is A Christian Intellectual?
  • 6. Perfecting The Intellect: The Intellectual Virtues
  • 7. Perfecting The Intellect: The Intellectual Disciplines
  • 8. Thinking By Reading
  • 9. Jesus The Reasoner
  • 10. The Responsibility Of A Christian Intellectual
  • Notes
  • Index

Customer Reviews For "Habits of the Mind"

Write Your Own Review
Great resource for study
4 stars By JB, Aug 18 2016
I found this book a great resource to clearly explain the importance of pursuing an intellectual understanding of your faith. Sire is a very relatable author and I'd recommend any of his writing for any bible college students. 
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

A gift for the gifted.
5 stars By Jacky Jackson, Feb 22 2013
This outstanding work was a major turning point in my life. It's often not Ok to be smart. But what does God say about that? 
 This book is well written- not because of the hundreds of learned referances or it's  sound christian doctrine; rather it is missing jargon, stuffiness, wordiness and over examination of self. It gets to the heart of the matter- the truly brainy are those that honour God with their abilities.
What greater thing can there be than to employ those mental aptitudes to their utmost in the service of God ...and have great joy in doing so. Buy it today- you will be blessed
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No
{{review.title}}
{{review.rating}} stars By {{review.author.name}}, {{review.reviewCreatedDate | date:'MMM dd yyyy'}}

{{reviewdescription}}

{{review.text}}
{{review.helpfulCount}} of {{review.helpfulCount + review.unhelpfulCount}} people found this review helpful.  Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

Available Now

10+ Available
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

WHY WAIT!

Expected to ship within 12 hours from Australia.

Delivery / Shipping Info

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 153597
  • Product Code 0830822739
  • EAN 9780830822737
  • Pages 263
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Aug 2000
  • Sales Rank #27785
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.303kg

Bestsellers in Philosophy