The Saint's Everlasting Rest
Split into 4 parts, Baxter's classic work expounds the blessed state of the saints in their enjoyment of God in glory. It was written whilst he himself expected to die. Part 1 - What will our rest in Heaven be...
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Split into 4 parts, Baxter's classic work expounds the blessed state of the saints in their enjoyment of God in glory. It was written whilst he himself expected to die. Part 1 - What will our rest in Heaven be like Part 2 - How the Bible is the only authoritative source in describing it Part 3 - Practical effects of the doctrines involved Part 4 - Living now with reference to that future It is a book much in demand by scholars and people interested in the puritan era and is considered Baxter's classic work along with his autobiography.
Throughout his life, Richard Baxter suffered from illhealth and it was during one of the more serious periods of illness that he began writing The Saints Everlasting Rest. His intention was to provide suitable meditations on the theme of heaven. The book was published in 1650 and it became one the most best known of his writings and has continued to be so to the present day.
Richard Baxter (1615-1691) entered the ministry at the age of 23 and ministered for 19 years in Kidderminster. Within the Anglican church, Baxter found common ground with the Puritans, a growing faction who opposed the church's episcopacyand was itself breaking into factions. His Practical Works have been collected in four large volumes, and his books Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live, Reformed Pastor, Saints' Everlasting Rest and The Ministry we Need are still widely read.