A Biography


Weight 0.82 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.7 in

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Original Pub Date



19th Century, Pastoral Biography



Banner Pub Date

Sep 1, 1985

Book Description

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) is a name with which every Christian should be familiar. His ministry reached far beyond his London congregation. Not a man to water down his message to attract hearers, his doctrinally rich sermons – as preached and published – provide the meat of biblical Christianity to rich and poor alike.

Spurgeon’s was a life of purpose. He was a man of prayer, but also of intense and varied activity – a man who had a keen social concern, as well as a desire to see churches planted and young men trained for the gospel ministry.

He was humble and warm-spirited, a man who even in times of suffering pointed people to Jesus Christ. His resolute stand for the authority of the Bible in an age of compromise makes him an example for today’s church.

Arnold Dallimore’s concise and sympathetic biography will be an excellent introduction for those who know little or perhaps nothign of Spurgeon, and will also stir the interest of all who value the lessons of a unique and faithful ministry.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Conditions in England During Spurgeon’s Time xv
  The Preparation of The Man, 1834–1854
1 The Boy and the Books 3
2 Through Terrible Conviction to Glorious Conversion 15
3 Joyful First Efforts in Serving the Lord 23
4 The Boy Preacher of Waterbeach 31
The First Years in London, 1855–1864
5 ‘A Great Door and Effectual is Opened’ 43
6 Spurgeon’s Marriage—This One Truly Made in Heaven 55
7 Conflict 65
8 Revival in London 77
The Long Period of Mature Ministry, 1861–1886
9 The Metropolitan Tabernacle 91
10 Training Young Preachers 101
11 The Growth of the Spurgeonic Enterprises 111
12 Almshouses and Orphanage 125
13 Sunshine and Shadow 133
14 Mrs Spurgeon and Her Work 145
15 Daily Life in the Great Church 153
16 Ten Years of Mighty Ministry 163
17 Personal Characteristics 177
18 Spurgeon as an Author 191
The Final Years, 1887–1892
19 Earnestly Contending for the Faith 205
20 Last Labours 221
21 ‘With Christ, Which Is Far Better’ 235
Appendix: Subsequent History of the Metropolitan Tabernacle 245
Annotated Bibliography 249
General Index 253


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