The Greatest Fight in the World

Spurgeon's Final Manifesto

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Weight 0.11 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 0.7 cm
page-count

88

binding

Paperback

format

Book

isbn

9781848718029

short-isbn

8029

topic

Church and Ministry, Pastoral Theology/Pastoral Helps

Book Description

By April 1891, when Spurgeon addressed the annual conference of the Pastors’ College for the last time, he was an experienced and battle-worn soldier.

Spurgeon considered it the life-work of a pastor to be engaged in a crusade against error and sin. He fully appreciated what it was to ‘fight the good fight of faith’. In The Greatest Fight in the World, this final annual address to his fellow pastors and Pastors’ College students, Spurgeon offers practical advice on how to approach the battle. He does so under three martial metaphors: Our Armoury (the Scriptures); Our Army (the church); and Our Strength (the Holy Spirit).

The Greatest Fight in the World is a book for every pastor. It will stimulate and inspire an approach to the pastoral task which is orderly and intelligent, and which above all recognises and has confidence in the God from whom the strength to engage in battle comes.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Introduction 1
1 Our Armoury 7
2 Our Army 45
3 Our Strength 59

3 testimonials for The Greatest Fight in the World

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  1. R.Koech

    This is the book that changed the way I viewed the ministry under the body of Christ. Thanks for raising this work alive again to my heart.

  2. Editor of GraceGems.org

    “The Greatest Fight in the World” is a short book that will be profitable for every serious Christian.

    This is one of Spurgeon’s best!

    Very insightful and encouraging.

  3. Chrys Jones

    What advice would the Prince Of Preachers give to pastors just prior to departing into glory? The Greatest Fight in the World by C.H. Spurgeon is his bold and final answer to that question. Every word in this book has the marks of a pastor who preached the gospel for forty years, printed at least 2,200 of those sermons and wrote numerous other books which have been used to build up the Church since the middle of the 19th century.

    In The Greatest Fight in the World, Spurgeon pulls no punches. He is adamant that pastors need to remember their armoury, army, and strength. Our armoury is the Word of God, which is the sword of the Spirit. Spurgeon reminds that “if we want weapons we must come here for them, and here only” (p. 7). Our army, which is the Church, provides us with comrades to fight the good fight alongside us. Lastly, our strength comes from the Holy Spirit, in whom we all must depend to have any semblance of power and success in true gospel ministry.

    I encourage you, whether you’re a pastor or not, to read this book and glean from 40+ years of Spurgeon’s prolific and fruitful ministry. C.H. Spurgeon is known as “England’s greatest contribution to the spread of the gospel in the 19th century”, and at the heart of his powerful preaching and writing were a trust for the Word, a love for the Church, and dependence on the Holy Spirit. This is why The Greatest Fight in the World is so vital over 100 years after the original publishing.

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to leave a positive review.

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