It is now above thirty years ago since I first perused the ensuing treatise. And although until upon this present occasion I never read it since; yet the impression it left upon me in the days of my youth, have (to say no more) continued a grateful remembrance of it upon my mind...the wisdom and ability of whose author discover themselves from first to last, not in expressing mind "with enticing words of man's wisdom," but in evident deduction of all his useful direction from express testimonies of Scripture, in such a way as give light to them, without intercepting the influence of their authorship on the minds and consciences of the reader. — John Owen
If you could have only one book other than The Bible, Scudder's The Christian's Daily Walk should be the one. Reading this book is like having the privilege of being apprenticed to a master craftsman, for here you learn practical skills in the Christian faith, all designed to enable the Christian to commune with God. Theology (certainly an important pursuit) is only implicit in this book, as the focus is on how to live the Christian life by walking with God daily. Here you will find no parlaying with the modern sophistry that tries to redefine Christian piety to include every vile and despicable abomination that Holy Scripture so clearly condemns. This book simply shows you what a Christian life looks like, from the Scriptural point of view, and it tells you how to properly go about living that life.
Beautifully simple and simply beautiful. A must-read for anyone who sincerely desires true communion with the God of the Holy Bible, the One True God.