In my experience, devotional books often require that you approach them with an elevated frame of mind to receive their blessing, but Grace Essentials does the heavy lifting for you. Whether you come to it cranky or weary or worldly in spirit, it takes charge (with Ryle’s plain–spoken, no–nonsense, bracing–yet–amiable, Spirit–filled, winsomely–reasonable, thematic treatments of Scripture) and sets you afresh on your Christian walk. His 19th–century words have 21st–century accessibility and power, whether for evangelism or edification.
Mark Coppenger, Professor of Christian Apologetics, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
The spiritual wisdom of J. C. Ryle is just as challenging and relevant today as ever. His exhortation regarding the Lord’s Day is especially pertinent at this time. May all who read this new simplified edition of Practical Religion be challenged, edified, and led to Christ.