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Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon Hardcover – September 20, 2013
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For anyone who may be unfamiliar with Charles Spurgeon (really?!?), Nettles provides one quote that provides a wonderful description of the type of preacher he was. Commenting on Spurgeon (who at the time had only been pastor at New Park Street for two weeks) to a college class on elocution, Sheridan Knowles said, "Go and hear him at once if you want to know how to preach. His name is Charles Spurgeon. He is only a boy, but he is the most wonderful preacher in the world. He is absolutely prefect in his oratory; and, besides that, a master in the art of acting. He has nothing to learn from me, or anyone else. He is simply perfect." Those of us who have read some of Spurgeon's sermons would simply reply, "YEP!" His passion and presence come through in his written words, one can only imagine what type of speaker he was.
This book is MASSIVE and there is no way to touch on everything that is contains, so I want to focus on just a few thoughts. The book contains 18 chapters that walk through Spurgeon's life. One of the first things to notice is how fast his ministry grew.Read more ›
The introduction leaves no room for ambiguity. Spurgeon was a Bible man, an uncompromising pastor who loved to proclaim the truth of Scripture. One man captures the essence of the British pulpiteer, when someone inquired about the secret of Spurgeon's effectiveness after his death: "Two things; first, he had one single object before him always, 'to win souls for God by preaching Christ, and Him crucified and risen'; second, his own personal faith in Christ was always feeding on Christ as revealed in Holy Scripture."
Eighteen marvelous chapters are packed into this book of nearly 700 pages. Over the next several days, I intend to present the high points, noting the strengths of the book and any criticisms that may arise. One thing is sure: Spurgeon was a towering figure in 19th century England and he continues to wield a mighty influence on preachers in the 21st century. His influence on this preacher has been inestimable. His integrity, passion for truth, love of evangelism, and heart for people is a mighty boon for the soul. I'm looking forward to the journey!
Chapter 1: Birth to New Birth
Living By Revealed Truth Begins where any biography ought to begin - at the beginning.Read more ›
A new biography on Spurgeon called Living By Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Spurgeon by Dr. Tom Nettles, Professor of Historical Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky has recently hit the bookshelves. Dr. Nettles is considered by many to be one of the foremost Baptist historians in America and demonstrates in this biography an enormous amount of knowledge about Spurgeon. This book traces Spurgeon's life from birth, to conversion, to the great works God did in and through him in his ministry, to the downgrade controversy, and his conduct in his life and death.
What sets this biography apart is that it is more than just a biography.Read more ›
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This is a fascinating book that is very informative about Spurgeon. It not only talks about his life and ministry but what we are supposed to do in light of what he believed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AaronBatdorf
Superb job done in mixing the history of Spurgeon with his theology. A delight to be able to read!!Published 7 months ago by CJ
A great book, very enjoyable about a great man every Protestant should know about.Published 9 months ago by A. mcnamara
‘Living by revealed truth’ is a monument to one of the Kingdom’s greatest preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joel Radford
Wow! I did not iamgine anything else could come out done so well on this giant of a preacher, who as Martyn Lloyd-Jones did in 20th century, so Spurgeon did same in 19th... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wally Leitel
What can be added about Charles Spurgeon. I am not quite through this book, but, every detail about his life was measured by his love for God. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
The best of the many biographies of Spurgeon I have read. I learned about his father and mother things not dealt with in other biographies. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dr. John S. Waldrip
This would be a great reference book for the life of Spurgeon. I found that it was more than I wanted to know.Published 20 months ago by N. Foster