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

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

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Richard Baxter (1615-1691) was a prominent English churchman and peacemaker who sought unity among Protestants. Born in Rowton to parents who undervalued education, he was largely self-taught. At age twenty-three he was ordained into the Church of England. Baxter became even better known for his prolific writing, with more than two hundred works to his name. His devotional classic, "The Saints' Everlasting Rest", was one of the most widely read books of the century. When asked what deviations should be permitted from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, he created an entirely new one, "Reformed Liturgy", in two weeks. His autobiography and his pastoral guide, "The Reformed Pastor", are still widely read today.

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