Book Of The Month For January 2018: Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety
Book Of The Month For January 2018: Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety
by William Weedon
2017 / Paperback / 180 pages
Piety has fallen on hard times.
Some associate it with its evil twin, pietism, and reject piety based on the incorrect assumption that the two are one and the same. Pietism is inwardly focused, obsessed with carefully following spiritual to-do lists and rules. Piety, rather, fights against that inward focus, turning our attention out toward God and His promises and toward our neighbor in love and care. Piety is simply the cultivation of godly habits—habits that befit the household of God, the family of our heavenly Father.
In Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety, Martin Luther’s small catechism and the Book of Concord serves as our trusty roadmaps as we explore how to properly hear in the Scriptures our heavenly Father summoning us to the joy and freedom of living and growing as His beloved children through Jesus Christ.
Rev. William Weedon is Director of Worship for Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Chaplain of the International Center of the LCMS, host of KFUO radio's Thy Strong Word daily Bible study, and an author.
A 1982 graduate of Concordia College—New York, in Bronxville, N.Y., Weedon earned Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1986 and 1998, respectively. Prior to joining the staff at the LCMS International Center, Weedon served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, Ill., since 1992. From 1986 until 1992, he was pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Burlington, N.C.
On December 4, 2017; Rev William Wheedon gave an interview with KFUO radio about his book. You can listen to the interview here.