Practical Religion is a collection of chapters written out of the author's own experience in the hope that they may do a little, at least, to make the path plainer for others. It is not meant to show people an easy way of living - there is no easy way to live worthily - but it seeks to show why it is worthwhile to live earnestly, at whatever cost.Practical Religion is designed to be a companion to Week-Day Religion, which met with wide favor and has been used by the Master to help many people over the hard places and up to a fuller, richer life. Practical Religion is sent forth in the hope that it may have a ministry of encouragement, stimulus, comfort or strength in some lives of toil, care, struggle or sorrow.James Russell Miller was a popular Christian author, Editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, and pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois. He was the General field Agent for the United States Christian Commission, an organization established by the Young Men's Christian Association after the First Battle of Bull Run. Miller authored nearly 100 books and articles.