Richard Baxter Books

Richard Baxter

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.





The Duties of Parents for Their Children
The Reformed Pastor
A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live
The Godly Home
Aphorisms of Justification
Against the Revolt to a Foreign Jurisdiction
Body of Divinity (vol.1)
Body of Divinity (vol.2)
Body of Divinity (vol.3)
Body of Divinity (vol.4)
Body of Divinity (vol.5)

The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits
Directions for Weak Christians
The Christian’s Converse With God
Church History
A Door of Salvation Opened
A Defence of the Principles of Love
Dying Thoughts
An Explication of Some Passages
Five Disputations
The English Nonconformity
Fifty Reasons
An End of Doctrinal Controversies
The Life and Death of Joseph Alleine
Imputative Righteousness Truly Stated
Jesuit Juggling
A Key for Catholics
A Holy Commonwealth
Full and Easy Satisfaction
Baxter’s Notes on the Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale
Of the Immortality of Man’s Soul
More Proofs of Infant Church Membership and Baptism
Monthly Preparation for the Holy Communion
Of Saving Faith
Infant Baptism
Man’s True Guide to Heaven
Of Justification
The Nonconformist’s Plea for Peace

Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, theologian and controversialist, called by Dean Stanley “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 career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the nonconformists, spending time in prison.

He wrote 168 or so separate works — such treatises as the Christian Directory, the Methodus Theologiae Christianae, and the Catholic Theology, might each have represented the life’s work of an ordinary man. His Breviate of the Life of Mrs Margaret Baxter records the virtues of his wife, and reveals Baxter’s tenderness of nature. Without doubt, however, his most famous and enduring contribution to Christian literature was a devotional work published in 1658 under the title Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live. This slim volume was credited with the conversion of thousands and formed one of the core extra-biblical texts of evangelicalism until at least the middle of the nineteenth century.