C.H. Spurgeon Autobiography

Volume 1: The Early Years

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Weight 1.82 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 1.5 in
ISBN 9780851510767



19th Century, Pastoral Biography

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Dec 1, 1962

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The story of Spurgeon’s life, largely in his own words, from the events of childhood and youth and through the period of his mature ministry. C.H. Spurgeon Autobiography is an inspiring record of a Christian life which continues to be of blessing for so many.

‘In his heart’, wrote Archibald Brown, ‘Jesus stood unapproached, unrivalled. He worshipped Him; he adored Him. He was our Lord’s delighted captive.’ Whatever Spurgeon did he did it for Christ. None can read these pages without being indelibly impressed with the author’s words, ‘there is no time for serving the Lord like the very earliest days of youth.’

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1 Childhood at Stambourne 3
2 Stambourne Meeting-house 15
3 Childhood Incidents 23
4 Memories of Schooldays 33
5 Early Religious Impressions 43
6 “Through much Tribulation” 53
7 The Great Change-Conversion 79
8 Experiences after Conversion 99
9 Letters to Father and Mother 111
10 Diary: April to June 1850 123
11 A Good Confession 145
12 Beginning to Serve the Lord 155
13 A Defence of Calvinism 163
14 The Boy Preacher of the Fens 177
15 The Young Soul-winner at Waterbeach 193
16 The Lord’s Hand Behind the Maid’s Mistake 207
17 Reminiscences as a Village Pastor 219
18 Memorable Services Away from Waterbeach 235
19 The Call to London 245
20 The Long Pastorate Commenced 263
21 Love, Courtship and Marriage 277
22 Early Criticisms and Slanders 303
23 Revival at New Park Street 329
24 First Literary Friends 347
25 “In Labours More Abundant” 359
26 Seeking the Souls of Men 373
27 A New School of the Prophets 385
28 First Printed Works 393
29 Early Wedded Life 411
30 The Great Catastrophe 427
31 Varying Voices-Pro and Con 453
32 The “Down-grade” Controversy Foreshadowed 471
33 “Helens burgh House” and Garden 497
34 Week-day Services 507
35 Later Services at the Music Hall 527
Appendix-Declaration of Faith 549
Index 555


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  1. robert8092

    A difficult volume to get through. Despite that fact, there are great inspirations along the way. I was blessed to read of Spurgeon’s conversion and how he stood on God’s word during trials. Reading this biography was one of the things that led me to realising the importance of evangelism in preaching. Spurgeon was a man who loved God’s people and everybody in ministry could learn from reading about his life.

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