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As with all Ryle’s works, Practical Religion is clear, concise and penetrating. It was designed to be a companion to his other books, Old Paths, Knots Untied and Holiness, providing guidance on how the Christian believer is to live. In Ryle’s own words, it ‘treats of the daily duties, dangers, experience, and privileges of all who profess and call themselves true Christians.’

Far from advocating a works-based religion, these papers are all about how a Christian can practically respond to the grace that has been freely given to him in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ryle was a great enemy of hypocritical and nominal religion, or ‘churchianity’ as he called it. These articles remain a great plea for a real, heartfelt devotion to the Lord in love and service, founded on the great doctrines of Scripture.

No Christian who reads any one of these papers will be left unaffected. ‘Believer in Christ, remember this! Whatever you do in religion, do it well. Be real. Be thorough. Be honest. Be true.’

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Table of Contents:

1 Self-Inquiry 1
2 Self-Exertion 21
3 Reality 45
4 Prayer 59
5 Bible Reading 91
6 Going to the Table 131
7 Charity 155
8 Zeal 173
9 Freedom 199
10 Happiness 217
11 Formality 245
12 The World 267
13 Riches and Poverty 295
14 The Best Friend 317
15 Sickness 331
16 The Family of God 351
17 Our Home 367
18 Heirs of God 377
19 The Great Gathering 401
20 The Great Separation 413
21 Eternity 441

About the Author

J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) was appointed the first Bishop of Liverpool in 1880 and was the leader of the Evangelical party in the Church of England for more than half a century. He is highly regarded for his plain and lively writings on practical and spiritual themes, and their usefulness and impact have been consistently recognized and remain as wise and relevant today as when he first wrote them.