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The Saints' Everlasting Rest (Baxter)

SKU 9781433578878


Updated and Abridged


A Hopeful Puritan Perspective on Suffering and Death


In the throes of a long illness and confronting the possibility of death, 17th-century theologian Richard Baxter found comfort in the reality of heaven that awaits believers of Christ. During his recovery, Baxter wrote about the afterlife in what would become his best-selling book.


The Saints’ Everlasting Rest meditates on what Scripture reveals about heaven, helping believers live an abundant, God-honoring life in anticipation of eternal rest. Baxter encourages readers not to become distracted or discouraged by the temporal as he refocuses their minds on the eternal. Confronting difficult topics including sin, suffering, and fear of death, he also emphasizes God’s sufficient grace and how the promise of heaven enriches life on earth.


Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada: Inspiring message from the founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Great for Personal and Group Study: Each chapter ends with questions for reflection, tackling issues including death, abundant joy, security in Christ, and patience through affliction

Modernized Version of a Puritan Classic: Abridged and edited, with a detailed summary of Baxter’s life and work, along with short introductions to each chapter

Biblical Support for Dealing with Grief or Illness: Explains suffering and death from a Christ-centered perspective, with practical tips for living a heavenly life.


  • Author: Richard Baxter
  • Pages: 192
  • Hardcover
  • Published in 2022


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Product Details:

  • Hardcover:  192 pages
  • Published:  2022
  • ISBN : ‎ 9781433578878
  • Author:  Richard Baxter


  • Richard Baxter (1615-1691) was an influential pastor, a leading English Puritan, a compelling communicator, and a prolific author. He wrote around 140 books on a wide range of subjects. He is best known for his two classic texts, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest (1650) and The Reformed Pastor (1656).


  • The Saints’ Everlasting Rest is a classic treatise on a favorite Puritan topic: the glory of being with Christ forever. Richard Baxter not only teaches us about heaven in a manner that fans hope into flame, but he also teaches us how to meditate on heaven so that we can enjoy a foretaste of it already on earth. Tim Cooper has done us a great service in distilling Baxter’s one thousand–plus pages of seventeenth-century Puritan prolixity into a small and accessible book. May this burning coal ignite a fire in many hearts today!”
    Joel R. Beeke, Chancellor and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; Pastor, Heritage Reformed Congregation, Grand Rapids, Michigan


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