What does piety really mean? Some associate it with pietism and reject it based on the assumption that the two are one and the same. Piety isn’t about doing better or doing more. It’s about turning our attention away from ourselves toward God and His promises and toward our neighbor in love and care. Piety is simply the cultivation of godly habits.

Christians who are struggling to understand what it means to be pious and how to embrace the classic Christian practices of piety will find answers in Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety. Author Rev. William Weedon shows that acts of piety are not rules to keep in order to be a “good” Christian, but rather the way we live out our new life in Christ in day-to-day life.

Weedon uses Martin Luther’s Small Catechism and the Book of Concord as trusty roadmaps while explaining how to properly hear our heavenly Father summoning us in the Scriptures to the joy and freedom of living and growing through Jesus Christ.

For more information on Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey, please contact Lindsey Martie, Public Relations, at 314-268-1303 or lindsey.martie@cph.org. To purchase Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey, visit cph.org/piety.

About the Author

Rev. William Weedon is the LCMS Director of Worship, chaplain of the International Center of the LCMS, host of KFUO’s Thy Strong Word daily Bible study, and author of Celebrating the Saints.