Though best known for his Reformed Pastor, Puritan theologian Richard Baxter penned a number of works including his Dying Thoughts, his exposition of Paul’s words in Philippians 1:23: “For I am in a strait betwixt two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better.” In this work, Baxter presents the biblical view of what every Christian may attain and the duty after which every Christian is to aspire.
With the specter of death confronting Baxter, he wrestles with his own fears and doubts, examining the recesses of his own heart and takes nothing for granted. His deepest desire was to persevere until the end with passion and vigor by the grace of God. His Dying Thoughts provides just as much truth and comfort today as when it was first penned. His little book provides strength and comfort as it deals with the same issues and desires that every person wrestles with in times of death and dying. Here is a must-read for every Christian believer.