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Transformational Discipleship has much in common with habit formation

A number of recent books have been written on the importance of habits and on habit change management. The two most notable are perhaps the The Power of Habit (Duhigg, 2014) and Atomit Habits (Clear, 2018). These works on habit formation provide insight for discipleship and spiritual formation, especially as it relates to spiritual disciplines. In fact, David Mathis employs habit language for spiritual disciplines in his book, Habits of Grace (Mathis, 2016).

Habits of Grace as Spiritual Discipline Nomenclature

Use Mathis's work to show how habit formation provides a healthy framework for the pratical application of spiritual disciples in a transformative discipleship process.

Insights for Duhigg and Clear

This section needs to be completed from literature notes on these two books.