Richard Baxter was born in Shropshire on November 12, 1615 and died in London on December 8, 1691. Baxter often suffered persecution and imprisonment because of his faith. Although he constantly suffered ill health and he was sometimes plagued with doubt, Baxter’s life and ministry proved inspirational to many people of his day. Up until the day of his death, a constant stream of visitors came to his door seeking his help and counsel. Today there is a growing interest in the life and work of Richard Baxter and a recognition that he was someone with a message for people of every age. He is the author of the book, The Saints’ Rest.