“I wondered: If my life was the only evidence that Christ was alive, would anyone be convinced?

“And what about my home, my habitus? A habitus is a way of life that forms habits of the head, habits of the heart, and habits of the mind. My habitus had heretofore been a bastion of leftist political activism. What does a Christian habitus look like …?

“What exactly is repentance? If it is a way of life for a Christian, I needed to understand it fully, comprehensively, deeply, and well.

“What does joy in Christ mean when faced with duties that you don’t want?” (p. 26)

Reading: “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13

Selections from The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield (Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2012). Used with permission.