I admit that at this point, I'm reading just to complete the assignment and that the small print and large pages haven't been helping me accomplish my goal too much.
However, even amid my hurry, Ryle's language and perspective is captivating. This is a book I highly recommend. Here's a taste:
"Our lives will always be doing either good or harm to those who see them. They are a silent sermon which all can read. It is sad indeed when they are a sermon for the devil's cause, and not for God's. I believe that far more is done for Christ's kingdom by the holy living of believers than we are at all aware of. There is a reality about such living which makes men feel and obliges them to think. It carries a weight and influence with it which nothing else can give...There is a meaning about holiness which not even the most unlearned can help taking in. They may not understand justification, but they can understand charity."