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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (820 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Baxter Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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His introduction begins, Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

This charge from Acts 20:28 only is the beginning of a solemn and overarching task to be personally involved and disciple all of your congregants. Richard Baxter's plea for shepherding his flock continues with a charge to pastors to verify their own spiritual walk and then walks them through various disciplines, strategies and goals to guide and instruct their congregation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 2/16/2014

    " What a stern rebuke to those ministers of the gospel, who take lightly their profession. Baxter encourages all pastors to take their calling seriously and the fate of all those outside of Christ. Not only the salvation of men's souls but the building up of the church in the knowledge of Christ and his Word in conducting regular personal catechizing. This is certainly a timely book, especially today; and should be read by pastors and laymen alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Partington | 2/7/2014

    " This classic of pastoral care made a deep impression on me when I read it, and even more now I am reflecting on it again, some 20 years later. I wonder if there is a modern re-writing of the original in contemporary English for new readers? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Durso | 2/4/2014

    " If you want to stay comfy as a pastor, avoid this book at all cost. Baxter will stretch you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucas | 1/13/2014

    " If you want to be a pastor, you need to read this helpful book. It's the kind of book that a pastor needs to read once a year. Make sure that you get an unabridged version, otherwise you'll be reading a version with all the salty bits taken out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Andrusk | 1/11/2014

    " Classic Baxter and probably one of the hardest working Pastor I have ever heard of in regards to catechizing his flock. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 1/9/2014

    " Good, convicting, and still relevant advice from the Puritan pastor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas Rozier | 1/5/2014

    " A must read for anyone interested in ministry. Not only a powerful exhortation but wise and timely instruction as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darian G. | 12/25/2013

    " I had to read this for seminary. One of the many that I don't remember other than thinking why? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Almir Pehlić | 10/21/2013

    " This is probably the best book on Pastoral Theology ever! If you are a pastor or a seminarian, you should get your hands on this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Alvers | 9/2/2013

    " Awesome book. Very good and timeless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Aitken | 8/23/2013

    " An outstanding work, but be careful in reading it if you are prone to extreme introspection and depression. Baxter's exhortations would then bring out the worst in you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Cummings | 8/3/2013

    " A must read for any Christian in a position of authority. The wisdom contained here is deep and broad. His application is to pastors in particular--and how powerfully he writes!--yet any father, teacher, or boss would do well to heed his advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Miller | 7/8/2013

    " Integral book for the aspiring, or practicing minister. Also very helpful in understanding the Puritan/Protestant work-ethic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Jones | 7/12/2012

    " he was pastoring in a different climate and a different day, but there is still benefit from seeing his zeal to know his sheep! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaun | 7/7/2012

    " One reminder, he is writing from a single man's perspective at the time he published this work. Otherwise, it is a great, important work in understanding pastoral minisstry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MpaulM | 4/16/2012

    " A must read for any pastor or Christian wanting to grow more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matias | 1/27/2012

    " A classic. Every pastor should read it, not one, but many many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 6/6/2011

    " Excellent. Also read in October of 1979. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck Lowery | 10/13/2010

    " If this book had had more practical instruction and less overscrupulous pleas for action, it would have been 5 stars. But to get the level of practical application for doing the work this book advocates you actually should read Packer and Parrett's book Grounded in the Gospel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Wedgeworth | 9/5/2010

    " Definitely not for everyone. Wordy and exhausting, Baxter had me questioning my own salvation a time or two. Still, this one is a classic, and we moderns need to be reminded about the primacy of honest self-examination in the life of a religious leader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Learned | 7/21/2009

    " Excellent. I may need to put this into my reading list every year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Comis | 5/10/2009

    " Pretty good. I would quibble a bit with some of his proposed methods for pastoral care. But this may only be because of different time and place. The one quote I always throw out there is, "It's better to be at war in the Church, than at peace in the world." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dwight Davis | 5/3/2009

    " When I first read this 3 years ago it profoundly impacted me and changed the way I look at pastoral ministry. On my second read I was still challenged and humbled as I prepare for my future ministry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Centanni | 4/9/2009

    " Excellent book. Baxter helps the reader feel the weight of the pastoral ministry. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter (1615–1691) was a prominent English churchman and peacemaker who sought unity among Protestants. Born in Rowton to parents who undervalued education, he was largely self-taught. At age twenty-three he was ordained into the Church of England. Baxter became even better known for his prolific writing, with more than two hundred works to his name. His devotional classic, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest, was one of the most widely read books of the century. When asked what deviations should be permitted from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, he created an entirely new one, Reformed Liturgy, in two weeks. His autobiography and his pastoral guide, The Reformed Pastor, are still widely read today.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.