The Saints' Everlasting Rest

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., Jun 1, 2007 - Religion - 352 pages
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The Saints' Everlasting Rest, is one of most important works by author Richard Baxter, and is considered one of his most practical publications. Baxter, at a time in which he was of poor health, writes of heavenly rest while being in a state in which he foresaw the coming of his own death in a matter of months. This is an excellent work for those who are interested in this subject and for those who are fans of Richard Baxter or those discovering his work for the first time.
  

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User Review  - Jeremy Egerer - Goodreads

I'll admit before writing too much that as with Baxter's other works, his heavenly ideal is so high, and the methods of pursuing it so perfect, that I was left with a sincere and heartfelt admiration ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynda Newman - Goodreads

This unique book was written to prepare Christians for their new life of rest in heaven. Something to read occasionally and have next to your bed to be contemplating on when He comes to get you. Read full review

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Contents

Prefatory Notice
7
The Introduction to the Work with Some Account of the Nature of the Saints Rest
17
The Great Preparatives for the Saints Rest
37
The Excellencies of the Saints Rest
47
The Character of the Persons for Whom this Rest is Designed
67
The Great Misery of those who Lose the Saints Rest
87
The Misery of those who besides Losing the Saints Rest Lose the Enjoyments of Time and Suffer the Torments of Hell
103
The Necessity of Diligently Seeking the Saints Rest
119
The Saints Rest is Not to be Expected on Earth
191
The Importance of Leading a Heavenly Life Upon Earth
215
Directions How to Lead a Heavenly Life Upon Earth
239
The Nature of Heavenly Contemplation with the Time Place and Temper Fittest for it
263
What use Heavenly Contemplation makes of Consideration the Affections Soliloquy and Prayer
279
Heavenly Contemplation Assisted by Sensible Objects and Guarded Against a Treacherous Heart
299
Heavenly Contemplation Exemplified and the Whole Work Concluded
321
Conclusion
347

How to Discern our Title to the Saints Rest
143
The Duty of the People of God to Excite Others to Seek this Rest
167

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Richard Baxter (1615-1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen." After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist Presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the nonconformists, spending time in prison.

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