Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk, that He May Please God.
by Lewis Bayly
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Written originally in 1611, The Practice of Piety is a powerful work
on Christian piety and practical living. Deeply influential on the Puritan
movement, The Practice of Piety systematically investigates piety,
beginning with a detailed account of God and Christ. In it, Bayly contrasts
the "misery" of someone not reconciled to Christ with the happiness of the
"godly man" who is reconciled to God. Bayly diagnoses the various problems
that keep people from experiencing true piety, offering solutions to each so
that one may remain pious in one's everyday life. However, the majority of
The Practice of Piety is various meditations and prayers for
believers, which Bayly intended to advance piety. Extremely practical and
personally enriching, The Practice of Piety is bound to change the way
CCEL Staff Writer