Charles Spurgeon: The Prince of Preachers
In the Trailblazers Series!
Charles Spurgeon was a simple country lad who went on to become one of the best-known preachers in London, Europe and the world. But as a young lad, caught one night in a furious snowstorm, Charles snuck into the back pew of a dusty country chapel to get out of the bad weather. He had no idea that he would not only escape the freezing temperatures outside, but would escape this corrupt world, when he was faced with the most important decision of his life: will he turn to Christ?
A wrinkled old man started to preach, leading Charles to suppose this would be a thoroughly boring service – but once the words “Look unto Jesus and be saved” were announced, a cold, grumpy teenager began to realize that God’s word can change you, completely!
Before long, Spurgeon was the most well-known preacher in the land, touching the hearts of every class in his society.
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to me: age 8-9
Read myself: age 9-14
About the Author
Christian George is Curator of the Spurgeon Library and an Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri. Besides Charles Spurgeon: The Prince of Preachers Christian George also wrote Jonathan Edwards: America’s Genius, in the Trailblazers Series.
Christian and his wife, Rebecca, live in Kansas City and are members of Lenexa Baptist Church. He has served his denomination by representing his local church as a messenger to the Southern Baptist Convention, delivering lectures at the SBC, and serving on the Teller’s Committee. He is also a member of the Baptist History & Heritage Commission of the Baptist World Alliance and has participated in BWA meetings in South Korea, Sweden, Germany, Canada, and Chile. George’s passion for world evangelism and missions has taken him to more than thirty countries. He leads pastors and students on study tours, including a Protestant Reformation tour in Germany and Switzerland, an Oxford study tour, and numerous Charles Spurgeon tours throughout the United Kingdom.
Table of Contents
- The Queen of England in Disguise
- A Burning Sermon on a Snowy Sunday
- Preaching to the Poor
- A Pilgrim’s Progress
- Oh, Susannah!
- A Broken Balcony
- Father to the Orphans
- Memories from Mentone
- Grace for Gout
- The Queen Arrives
- Author’s Note
- Charles Spurgeon Timeline
- Charles Spurgeon Life Summary
- Thinking Further Topics