BN.com Gift Guide

Overview

Richard Baxter, Puritan author of ?The Reformed Pastor,? was famous for two things: being a tremendous pastor to a town in England, and getting constantly into trouble for being so blunt that he would make enemies of his friends. This book is about being a tremendous pastor. It is also goes straight to the point. ?The Reformed Pastor? is actually an extended lecture that Baxter proposed to present to a local ministerial association in 1656. The book uses as its foundation and framework Acts 20:28: "Therefore take...
See more details below
The Reformed Pastor

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

Richard Baxter, Puritan author of “The Reformed Pastor,” was famous for two things: being a tremendous pastor to a town in England, and getting constantly into trouble for being so blunt that he would make enemies of his friends. This book is about being a tremendous pastor. It is also goes straight to the point. “The Reformed Pastor” is actually an extended lecture that Baxter proposed to present to a local ministerial association in 1656. The book uses as its foundation and framework Acts 20:28: "Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood." The book first deals with pastors "taking heed" to their own spiritual state and life, and then turns its attention to taking heed to all the flock. Baxter starts at the beginning, with making sure the reader is truly a Christian, and progresses through disciplines, qualifications, and indwelling sin.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300207757
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 3/14/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 774,371
  • File size: 363 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Baxter (1615-1691) 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 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.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface vii
Brief Account of Baxter's Life, A viii
Baxter's Preface ix
To the People in the Churches xviii
The Reformed Pastor 1
What is it to Take Heed to Ourselves? 2
What it is to Take Heed to the Flock 11
Ministerial Work is Concerned with Spiritual Things 12
A Suggested Address to the Church in a Case of Discipline 23
What to Do if the Disciplined One Shows Remorse 24
Those Who Remain Impenitent Must Be Rejected 25
A Plea for Church-Discipline as a Means to Keep Churches Pure 25
How the Work of a Pastor Should be Performed 28
The Need for Unity and Communion Among Pastors 33
A Pastor's Humility Evidenced by His Free Confession of Sin 35
The Sin of Undervaluing Unity and Peace in the Church 41
Most Ministers Are Negligent of Their Studies 44
Ministers Do Not Do Their Work With Vigor 45
Worldliness and Selfish Interests Are Too Much Among Us 46
Our Relationship to the Flock Should Quicken Us 51
Our Relationship to Christ Should Encourage Us 53
Be Careful That Your Graces Are Lively 59
Keep Up Your Earnest Desires and Expectations of Success 61
Do Not Neglect the Execution of Discipline Any Longer 65
The Reasons for Private, Personal Family Instruction 67
The Difficulties of the Work Encourage Us To Do It 75
Directions As to How to Apply Yourself to This Work 78
Answers to Objections That May Be Raised Against This Work 81
Direction for the Proper Management of This Work 88
Once They Have Agreed to Come, How Shall You Deal With It 90
Summation of Christianity for Unlearned Hearers 92
How to Deal With Certain Types of Persons 97
How to Deal With Schismatics 98
What About the Lukewarm and Unsteady Christian? 101
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 3 of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Excellent for a free copy

    Having ready read the book, I can already vouch to e excellent content, I won't get into that. The fornat of the book is quite goos for a free copy; it's not a scan of an actual

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 3 of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)