Completely sold out to the King
"Baxter saw a call for family worship woven throughout Scripture. He did not believe it was a topic dealt with infrequently, with only a few supporting verses sprinkled throughout the Bible. Instead, Baxter understood that the Word of God provides a robust defense of family worship, championing this discipline time and time again. He was driven by his conviction that the Bible not only commanded it but also offered numerous examples of families practicing such in their homes.
The blessings of family worship are clearly and frequently presented in the Scriptures. Baxter’s practical theology of family worship was therefore well-founded on a host of Scriptures, and he presented these systematically as an apologetic for worship in the home. Baxter unfolded his encouragement for this discipline in the form of several propositions consisting of more than thirty arguments. Each argument served to emphasize God’s heart for the home as presented in the Bible." – Jonathan Williams
Dr. Beeke writes, “Any substantive work on the all-important spiritual discipline of family worship is more than welcome in our day when the vast bulk of professing Christians neglect it nearly altogether. Jonathan Williams’s book adds an exciting dimension to what has already been written on this critical subject by looking at Richard Baxter’s teaching on and promotion of family worship. By combining both a historical study with practical implementation through the eyes of Baxter and then adding contemporary implications for our own day, this book makes for an informative, stirring, and hopefully life-changing read for many families. I pray that thousands of husbands and fathers, together with their wives, may be persuaded to take up daily family worship as a non-negotiable spiritual discipline in their home. Buy, read, and implement this book, and let it transform the way you do family worship, for then it will also, by the Spirit’s grace, transform your family for good.”