The nineteenth century produced a cadre of great preachers. Standing at the head of that illustrious class was Charles Haddon Spurgeon. His preaching was legendary in his own day, and now more than a century later his published works are of such reputation as to be considered standard fare for preachers and essential reading for all. Spurgeon's evangelistic zeal lead to the conversion of many thousands. His sympathetic instruction to the believing throngs who sat before him in London's Metropolitan Tabernacle tutored them in faith and faithfulness. His pulpit addresses, both evangelistic and pastoral, were published extensively, giving him worldwide influence. His insistence upon adherence to the truth and upon the reliability of Scripture to determine it made necessary a separation from many who were even in his day straying from the historic roots of fundamental Christianity. His wit could be charming or cutting; his presentation, fiery and forceful. He was an extraordinarily gifted pulpit expositor. The story of the life of the man who labored tirelessly for the earthly and eternal benefit of others is equally as captivating as his preaching. Though he gained great fame the world over, he never allowed his reputation or influence to swell him or diminish his principled life. Giving God place and deferring glory to Him were the trademarks of his stellar life and sterling testimony.
This book is actually three books in one. The first is about Charles Spurgeon's life and labors. The second contains sermons and lectures of Spurgeon. The last is Spurgeon's famous, "John Ploughman's Talk and Pictures."