The first part of this Puritan work explains what Christian meditation is and shows that it is often referred to in Scripture. The second part describes various forms of meditation and in particular provides details on how to meditate on the Word of God. It also gives examples of specific subjects for meditation. The third part of the book offers practical directions and encouragement for both the novice and the experienced Christian. The value of the work is in the author's precise analysis and attention to detail. Each point he makes is fully supported by Scriptural references. This new edition has been freshly typeset with archaisms modernized for superior readability.