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  • ISBN: 9781-84871-0511
  • Binding: Hardcover with jacket
  • Page Count: 328
  • Publisher: Banner Of Truth Trust

Spurgeon’s Practical Wisdom: or, Plain Advice for Plain People

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While known mostly for his preaching and biblical expository writings, C. H. Spurgeon wrote two volumes entitled John Ploughman’s Talk and John Ploughman’s Pictures which became an instant hit, with sales of these two volumes exceeding 600,000 in his own lifetime. In homes all over Great Britain, Spurgeon’s practical wisdom on subjects such as alcohol, debt, anger, temptation, cruelty, and the family home were heeded and cherished.

So, this fine edition has been entitled Spurgeon’s Practical Wisdom and includes all of the illustrations from those original two volumes. It will surely enrich many a Christian home with the wit, wisdom, and even skillful humor which Spurgeon was so known for.

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Spurgeon’s Practical Wisdom

Or, Plain Advice for Plain People

It has sometimes been said that Christians are ‘too heavenly minded to be of any earthly use’. While that may apply to some, it could never be alleged of Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892). Spurgeon combined heavenly mindedness with zeal to improve the lot of ordinary people. At the height of his ministry there were dozens of enterprises associated with his Metropolitan Tabernacle that served the spiritual and practical needs of men and women, boys and girls.

Although Spurgeon is best remembered as a preacher, he was also a gifted writer. Under the not-so-well disguised pseudonym of ‘John Ploughman’, a wise old country farm worker, Spurgeon penned a number of humorous articles on topical subjects in his monthly magazine, The Sword and the Trowel. ‘I have somewhat indulged the mirthful vein, but ever with so serious a purpose that I ask no forgiveness’, he wrote. In these articles he ‘aimed blows at the vices of the many’ and tried to inculcate ‘those moral virtues without which men are degraded.’His efforts met with great success.

Two volumes now in one:

When later published, John Ploughman’s Talk and John Ploughman’s Pictures were an instant hit with sales of these two volumes exceeding 600,000 in the author’s own lifetime. In homes all over Great Britain, Spurgeon’s practical wisdom on subjects such as alcohol, debt, anger, temptation, cruelty, and the family home were heeded and cherished.

In the preface to John Ploughman’s Pictures, he wrote: ‘John Ploughman’s Talk has not only obtained an immense circulation, but it has exercised an influence for good. Although its tone is rather moral than religious, it has led many to take the first steps by which men climb to better things.

This fine edition of Spurgeon’s Practical Wisdom, which also includes all of the illustrations from the original two volumes, will surely enrich many a Christian home and be treasured by a new generation of readers.

Contents

  1. To the Idle
  2. On Religious Grumblers
  3. The Preacher’s Appearance
  4. Good Nature and Firmness
  5. Patience
  6. Gossips
  7. Seizing Opportunities
  8. On Keeping One’s Eyes Open
  9. Thoughts About Thought
  10. Faults
  11. Things Not Worth Trying
  12. Debt
  13. Home
  14. Men Who are Down
  15. Hope
  16. Spending
  17. A Good Word for Wives
  18. Men with Two Faces
  19. Hints as to Thriving
  20. Tall Talk
  21. Things I Would Not Choose
  22. Try
  23. Monuments
  24. Very Ignorant People
  25. If the Cap Fits Wear It
  26. Burn a Candle at Both Ends …

… and over 20 more chapters on various topics!

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