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One of the most well-known writings of 17th-century Puritan minister Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest serves as an inspirational, meditative guide to the afterlife.

After many years of working to reform the Church of England, Richard Baxter faced an unexpected serious illness, during which he carried out an intense theological exploration of the afterlife and heaven. The humble approach in his writings reflects his life as a Nonconformist leader in the church. His ponderings on heaven, our ability to understand it, and the nature of it will help you prepare for the unknown and encourage a deeper devotion to God.

Public Domain (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Heavenly Home.

A great reminder of how we ought to be looking forward to being with Christ.

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  • 25-08-16

Baxter Leaves You Beautifully Beaming!

Sometimes, the Puritans are a little deep, and that's a good thing. But Richard Baxter is a very easy read/listen. His love for the Lord shines through and he uses Scripture to show what he believes and why. The writing is so lovely, it's almost as if the Spirit Himself helped Baxter pen this! But, we all know better....it is just that beautiful.

Lovers of Christ Jesus should sit down, take your time my brethren and just soak in this beautiful masterpiece. You'll love the Lord even more when you are finished. This is not a "one time" read either, I could read this over and over (or listen, in my case.)
The narration is excellent, so over all, it's edifying and so easy to listen to!

Soli Deo Gloria!

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  • Terah
  • 07-09-18

Great book

Great book, and reader. You can hear the author's passion through the reader. This is my favorite book secondary only to the Bible.

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  • Ruby Spinner
  • 27-11-20

Excellent work, time well spent. Uses the KJV

"This is the cause of all our miseries in the church and the state, even the want of holy education of our children."

Our current situation, this being an election year, the current terror being inflicted by what is called covid-19, and that elevated to a pandemic, we lack comfort and rest because we seek for it here upon this earth, which is corrupt. I was drawn to this book because of our restless, uncomfortable time. From the first chapter, I began taking notes, because there is a wealth of intelligence in this 12- hour sermon.

Then, I came across the statement above. Take a moment to let that profound truth stun you. We are, by God's own words, neglectful and abusive to our country, and society, because we neglect to raise our children to seek first the kingdom of heaven. It is bad enough we do not seek for ourselves, but, if God has entrusted to us children, wow. We sin, and are a grief to everyone by giving our children anything less than a proper education.

There was once a time when the Bible was translated into English, by men of different nuances of doctrine, who, labouring together, used their skill of reading and writing to give us Scripture in what has become the international language, English. In 1611, King James appointed the Bible, which literary superiority is still unsurpassed today, to be read in churches. The illiterate commoner could therefore listen, and meditate upon God's Word. This Puritan Pastor presupposes his listener's familiarity with the Bible, which is useful. You are expected to have a firm grasp of Scripture, and without it, this sermon will seem difficult. What bothered me is references are not cited, as in modern sermons. This allows for a deep, searching study, as you are reminded of Scripture, and can quickly see the application. It is therefore, better because citing references aren't given, allowing you to pay attention.

I especially enjoyed that the narrator used words referring to "listener" and "hearer" rather than reader, as in the book. The reading, and the narrative use the Authorized Version of the Bible, and this gold standard and continuity is amazingly helpful to me, because I am easily put off by anyone spreading misinformation.

Helpful to me is the application of how, and when, and where, to spend your time seeking your eternal rest. In our day, with constant electronic distraction, a few hours spent seeking eternal rest is a balm for a weary soul. But we suffer because we don't, or can't, focus on what is important. Richard Baxter gives concrete advice, and lets you find the joy of searching out the truth.

I am looking forward to finding more of this man's sermons.

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  • john
  • 30-08-19

very good

this is the first of my audiobooks, it's very good and very clear, I like it very much.

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  • Proofessor
  • 16-04-16

Encouragement for Truth & Love

This is a great book! Very helpful for those serious about following Jesus and loving people. This is not for the superficial unless you want to get serious!

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  • Christopher Brehm
  • 06-05-21

Very practical and a must read

“Take a daily walk in the New Jerusalem.” This is one of a very few books that I wanted
to start right back at the beginning as soon as I finished it. For the Christian we should meditate on Heaven as that is the real world and our reality is the fleeting dung hill. Yet we are so very distracted by so many things in this world. We are distracted away from the work that Christ has called us to do I’m this world. I will be reading this many times over in the years to come.

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  • Samuel J. Mccormick
  • 17-11-20

Heavenly!

What a blessing, definitely the best book about heaven that I have read/heard. I highly recommend this book.