The Saints Everlasting Rest Richard Baxter s The Saints Everlasting Rest has long been recognized as one of the great classics of Christian devotion and it is by this book that he is best known The original work consists o

  • Title: The Saints' Everlasting Rest
  • Author: Richard Baxter
  • ISBN: 9781573832830
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Richard Baxter s The Saints Everlasting Rest 1650 has long been recognized as one of the great classics of Christian devotion, and it is by this book that he is best known The original work consists of some eight hundred thousand words a clear example of Baxter s prolific pen yet in Baxter s own life time it reached twelve editions First abridged in 1754 by John WesleRichard Baxter s The Saints Everlasting Rest 1650 has long been recognized as one of the great classics of Christian devotion, and it is by this book that he is best known The original work consists of some eight hundred thousand words a clear example of Baxter s prolific pen yet in Baxter s own life time it reached twelve editions First abridged in 1754 by John Wesley, in the Christian Library, five years later another abridgement was made by Benjamin Fawcett, and innumerable reprints of this have since been issued The book has also been translated into Welsh, Gaelic, German and French The purpose of this abridgement, first published in 1962, was to present the work in a form suitable to the modern reader No change has been made in the text of the passages selected from the original work, and the spirit and language of Baxter have been so preserved that the movement of his thought and style not only remains unimpaired but stands out even clearly.

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    1. In the wise advice of C. S. Lewis, “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” Lewis went on to elaborate: "Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."I am trying to make application of his advice more [...]

    2. I read this for a class on spiritual classics. Baxter advocates contemplating (prayer, reason, will, affections, etc.) our future, eternal, full union with God in heavenly rest as the proper orientation for living a Godward earthly life. This keeps all things in their proper context and keeps the temporariness of his life ever before our minds/hearts. It serves to show that the truly important things in this life are those that assist us to attain eternal rest in God's presence and whatever hind [...]

    3. I think Baxter really understand what Paul menas with: “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭I borrowed it (in Spanish) but after 7 pages read, I knew that I must get my own copy. Reading Baxter is a way I battle for joy in God. Highly recommended.

    4. The Bible tells us many things about heaven and the future inheritance which belongs to those who put their faith in Christ. In this book, Baxter translated my thoughts away from my attachment to this world, where I take pleasure in what I sense every day, what I dream or envision to happen in the here and now, and caused me to reflect on eternal life, a life in the presence and work of God. This did not encourage me to neglect fruit-bearing here on earth, but altered my focus to look beyond my [...]

    5. One of the most significant and powerful books I've ever read. Baxter is both theologically rich and personable, both gravely serious and pastorally tender. A joyous, quite challenging read that presents you with the weighty reality of eternity and what it means to be someone whose eternal pursuit is Jesus. The unabridged version is worth the length and no word is wasted. Just a significant and incredible book to read through.

    6. Other than the Bible, I have never read a book that is its equal!I'm left speechless! Saints Everlasting Rest is a book whose warnings of hell are savage and whose portraits of heaven are exquisite! God willing, I will read Saint's Everlasting Rest again and again in my remaining time in this world!

    7. Very helpful. Great in parts, especially toward the end, where Baxter climaxes much of what he has taught and applies it to himself personally as a soliloquy. A bit too methodical and exhaustive in the middle, as the puritans often are.Most of the book is designed to inspire, motivate, and encourage the Christian toward seeking things above, which allows them to view this life and its concerns, sins, joys, sorrows, possessions, etc. in an accurate light.Only a brief part at the beginning is take [...]

    8. "Certainly the thoughts of everlasting rest may be as delightful to souls in the present day, as they have ever been to those of past generations. I am sure such thoughts are as absolutely necessary now; nor are temptations to neglect them either fewer or weaker than formerly. The worth of everlasting rest is not felt, because a thousand trifles are preferred before it. But were the divine reasonings of this book duly attended to, (and O that the Spirit and grace of the Redeemer may make them so [...]

    9. 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 for the man, a clear and compelling view of heaven, and nearly absolute disappointment in myself. Life is short; this book is a no-nonsense reminder that heaven exists, and that we must prepare ourselves to go there. I can't recommend this work highly enough -- aside from Baxter's other works, I hav [...]

    10. Baxter moves the believer to see his glorious inheritance purchased for him by the work of Christ. This contemplation of the glory of our eternal rest causes us to be more heavenly minded and think rightly about the things of this world. It is a call to think much of God's glorious promises to His people and little of the fleeting pleasures of this world.This is an excellent book that is well worth the read.

    11. Tough book to read, as the content is dense. But the trek through the book is worth the time and effort. All of us will die one day, and what better way to prepare for it by reading the puritans, whose lives are lived thoroughly with their end in mind?

    12. A helpful, extended meditation on a neglected subject, the hope of heaven. Baxter thoroughly examines the rest believers have before them and how to take hold of that rest - in small part - now.

    13. 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.

    14. Grandmom died, so I read this. Richard Baxter was a puritan, so reading his works is like being burned from the inside. It's excruciatingly painful, but it makes one stronger and of purer alloy.

    15. The biggest negative about this book is that quotes from Scripture do not provide references. A big negative. If you can find an edition with references GET IT!

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