Including Richard Baxter’s Timeless Memoir of His Wife’s Life and Death
J.I. Packer has compiled Richard Baxter’s remarkable memoir of his wife’s life and death. A story of faithfulness to a painful and difficult ending.
Puritan minister Richard Baxter and his wife Margaret had been married only nineteen years before she died at age 45.
A prominent pastor and prolific author, Baxter sought consolation and relief the only true way he knew – immersing himself in Scripture and in the discipline of writing. Within days he produced a lover’s tribute to his dear wife and a pastor’s celebration of God’s grace. It is spiritual storytelling at its best, made all the more poignant by the author’s unveiling of his grief.
J.I. Packer has added his own astute reflections on the subject in this edition, focused on the topics of love, faith, death, grief, hope, and patience.