The "meat and potatoes" of these posts I'm referring to as, "Baxter's Directory," come from Baxter himself. I'm merely compiling, editing, and doing my best to decipher, or translate, his 17th century language so more folks today can benefit from his wise and godly counsel. I'm also handpicking some of my favorites, from his millions of words, so there's definitely bias related to what I have and have not chosen to include. I hope you find this helpful in your walk with Christ.
God’s Renaissance Man
I have described Richard Baxter as a 17th century Renaissance man. More accurately, he was an English puritan pastor and writer. But that description doesn’t do him justice. According to Baxter scholars, J.I. Packer and Timothy Beougher,
“Baxter has been called the greatest of all English preachers, the virtual creator of popular Christian literature, and the most successful preacher and winner of souls and nurturer of won souls that England has ever had.”