Letters of C H Spurgeon
TC95C,SC95A Private letters of a great leader and godly Christian man.NEW Selected with notes by Iain H Murray In this new collection of Spurgeons letters the private man is made public in a way that confirms the reality of his...
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TC95C,SC95A Private letters of a great leader and godly Christian man.NEW Selected with notes by Iain H Murray In this new collection of Spurgeons letters the private man is made public in a way that confirms the reality of his Christian profession and proclamation. Here we are given a glimpse of Spurgeon as his friends must have known him: full of life; full of wisdom; full of joy, even when in discomfort; but most of all, full of Christ.
In this collection of Spurgeon's letters the private man is made public in a way that confirms the reality of his Christian profession and proclamation.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, (1834 - 1892) served for thirty years as preacher and pastor of London's six-thousand-seat Metropolitan Tabernacle. Converted in 1850 at the age of fifteen, he began to help the poor and to hand out tracts; he was known as "The Boy Preacher." He preached his first sermon at the age of sixteen. At age eighteen, he became the pastor of Waterbeach Baptist Chapel, preaching in a barn. In 1856, Spurgeon married Susannah Thompson; they had twin sons, both of whom later entered the ministry. Spurgeon's compelling sermons and lively preaching style drew multitudes of people, and many came to Christ. Soon, the crowds had grown so large that they blocked the narrow streets near the church. Services eventually had to be held in rented halls, and Spurgeon often preached to congregations of more than ten thousand. The Metropolitan Tabernacle was built in 1861 to accommodate the large numbers of people. The prime minister of England, members of the royal family, and Florence Nightingale, among others, went to hear him preach. Spurgeon preached to an estimated ten million people throughout his life. Not surprisingly, he is called the "Prince of Preachers". In addition to his powerful preaching, Spurgeon founded and supported charitable outreaches, including educational institutions. He also founded the famous Stockwell Orphanage. His writings, including thousands of sermons, are still popular with pastors and devotional readers who, like him, treasure the gospel of God's grace.