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Throughout his life, Richard Baxter suffered from ill-health 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. Who is it for? What is it like? How can we prepare for it? Baxter defines eternal heavenly rest as the happiest state a Christian can experience. Baxter believed that heaven was a state of perfect freedom from evil where Christians can enjoy pure, unmediated union with God. Baxter encourages us to dwell on the thought of heaven, striving to accomplish the work of God in all that we do. This 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.
Baxter (1615-1691) was one of the most famous Puritan pastors. He along with 2,000 other ministers were denied state recognition of their status on Black Bartholomew's Day in 1662. He became fugitive number one in the eyes of the state, but being protected by a host of friends, Baxter remained free to preach all over England for 24 years. In Christian literature, he is noted most for his practical Christianity, of which this book is an excellent example. His works totaled 72 volumes, literally millions of words.