Do I digress from the objective of this book report to spend time vocalizing this point? No, I don't believe so. I believe the essence of this work by Baxter is that it contains timeless wisdom that is just as true today as it was in the 1600's. If the church leadership of our age would take hold of the precepts and exhortations that Baxter offers I believe that our world would be changed. How many pastors do you know of who take time to sit with individual families to instruct them in what the bible teaches? I don't know any, but I know that it's a practice that would precipitate change in this world.
Baxter's voice' through-out this book can be a bit gritty. That is to say that he doesn't flower it up' or simply he comes across mean and angry sometimes using biting words and examples for example
"We were also confessing our own sins... [continues]
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