|About the Book|
With no formal theological training, British Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892) became the most popular minister of the nineteenth century, regularly attracting crowds of 6,000 each Sunday to his London - based MetropolitanMoreWith no formal theological training, British Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892) became the most popular minister of the nineteenth century, regularly attracting crowds of 6,000 each Sunday to his London - based Metropolitan Tabernacle church. In the history of Christianity, no other cleric is more widely read - after Biblical ones - than Spurgeon. He has more material available to readers than any other Christian author, dead or alive.During his ministry, Spurgeon also wrote several books. Lectures to My Students (1890), is a collection of talks delivered to the students of his Pastors College. Another important work was Spurgeons seven - volume Treasury of David, circa 1869, a best - selling devotional commentary on the Psalms. Spurgeon spent 20 years studying the Psalms and rendering his interpretation. His sermons were also re - issued in book form. The first series, called The New Park Street Pulpit, runs six volumes and contains his sermons from 1855 - 1860. His later sermons were republished as The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit. This 57 - volume set includes sermons published from 1861 to 1917 and has sold more than 1 million copies. His books, still in print, continued to sell at the start of the twenty-first century.While Spurgeons ministry flourished, his health did not. Spurgeon suffered from bouts of recurring depression and debilitating gout, which sometimes forced him to take retreats for weeks at a time. According to the article Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834 - 1892: The Soul Winner, Spurgeons son believed these ailments were actually beneficial to his ministry. I know of no one who could, more sweetly than my dear father, impart comfort to bleeding hearts and sad spirits, he once wrote. As the crushing of the flower causes It to yield its aroma, so he, having endured in the long continued illness of my beloved, mother, and also constant pains in himself, was able to sympathise most tenderly with all sufferers. Spurgeon died on January 31, 1892, in Mentone, France.