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A Christian Directory

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This classic work gives extensive directions for applying the Scriptures to all areas of life. Dr. Timothy Keller calls this "the greatest manual on biblical counseling ever produced." Dr. J.I. Packer says that, next to the Bible, this is the greatest Christian book ever written.
Hardcover, 1023 pages
Published January 28th 1997 by Soli Deo Gloria Ministries (first published January 1997)
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Jeff McCormack
When I first purchased this massive volume, I used to sit for hours just reading the super small print containing the many answers Baxter gave to situations. While I can't obviously endorse all of his responses, I was thoroughly amazed at the types of issues he addressed, and their direct application to even our modern times. I still, to this day use this volume as a reference point on almost any question. Great stuff!
Justin Andrusk
Nov 03, 2009 Justin Andrusk rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any christian.
Thought this book is very well suited primarily for:

* Growth in personal piety.

* As a good reference for counciling both believers and non-believers alike.

* Very good at going after the conscience.

* Some of it is not applicable due to the context of the time period for which it was written.
Mardi Barker
This is a great go to book if you have a question about what to do regarding personal struggles with sins or the sins of others. It is a huge book filled with great thoughtful advise on a wide range of topics. Even though it was written hundreds of years ago, it is very practical and applicable.
Joe Marlin
honestly most of what is helpful in the modern christian counseling movement today is found here, and more.
Mar 01, 2011 Al rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific car
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“Think it not enough, that you can bear the denial of sinful desires; but presently destroy the desires themselves. For if you let alone the desires, they may at last lay hold upon their prey, before you are aware: or if you should be guilty of nothing but the desires themselves, it is no small iniquity; being the corruption of the heart, and the rebellion and adultery of the principal faculty, which should be kept loyal and chaste to God. The crossness of thy will to the will of God, is the sum of all the evil and impiety of the soul; and the subjection and conformity of thy will to his, is the heart of the new creature, and of thy rectitude and sanctification.” 0 likes
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