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  • Hardcover: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Reformation Trust (February 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156769280X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567692808
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
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I think it's fair to say that this book is different to any I've read before. It's partly a biography of Spurgeon, partly a provocation to the Church to get back her passion for the gospel, and partly an educational book about Calvinism and preaching styles.

It's also true that, on the whole, I really enjoyed this book, for three main reasons. Firstly, Charles Haddon Spurgeon is a legend. His life and ministry story is extraordinary, and although it only takes up 18 pages, I'd love the book even if it ended there! Secondly, Spurgeon is extremely quotable, meaning that this book is full to the brim of inspiring and challenging extracts from his sermons and books. I think it would be tough to read this book and come away unchanged. Thirdly, the book is very clear in its breakdown of Spurgeon's theology - the five aspects could easily be memorised and applied to every area of life.

I do feel obliged to point out my minor gripe with this book, and that's the fact that although it's presented as a book on Spurgeon's gospel focus, it's actually far more an apologetic for Calvinism. Now, I'm a Calvinist, so I didn't necessarily disagree with anything that was written, but there's a difference between saying 'Spurgeon said...' and 'Spurgeon was right when he said...' Because of this, the tone at times felt a bit arrogant, as if the author were saying, 'Come on, Arminians! Think you're right? Well, I've got Spurgeon on my side!' So, if you're an Arminian and are unwilling to have your mind changed by Spurgeon, I think you'd be more upset than inspired by this book.

Overall, I'd thoroughly recommend this book to any Christian leader, particularly in the UK where the secular atmosphere really needs slapping up by someone like Spurgeon again. Indeed, 'We Want Again Spurgeons'!

I got this book for free from Reformation Trust Publishers. I'm not required to give a positive review.
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Format: Hardcover
Spurgeon is probably the most quoted preacher in history, not including the Biblical authors. There is a reason that he is quoted so much. The gospel he preached was the same gospel Jesus and Paul preached. Spurgeon was not shy. He preached with a boldness that we should take note of today.

I really enjoyed this book. It goes through the Gospel and shows how Spurgeon preached the bible without covering up some of the more controversial aspects of the word. I think the strength of this book is Dr. Lawson shows the balance Spurgeon had. He had balance, not compromise. There is a difference. With balance, a preacher preaches different doctrines and shows how they compliment each other. Compromise hides whole or parts of a doctrine that may not be pleasing to our hearers, while stressing another doctrine that is more pleasing.

Spurgeon preached both "mans responsibility" and "God's sovereignty". He preached Christ and Him crucified. He preached the Bible as the inspired word of God. He preached the Holy Spirit. He preached Evangelism. He was a well rounded minister - in more ways than one. (he was also very large)

Dr. Lawson puts together some great quotes. This book reminds me a lot of "The Forgotten Spurgeon" by Iain Murray. In fact, he dedicates this book to Murray. It is a great read and a great addition to any study of Spurgeon.

I highly recommend this book!

*This book was provided free from Reformed Trust in exchange for a fair review.
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Format: Hardcover
Steven Lawson has spent the best part of forty years studying the life and ministry of the great Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon, and it shows in this latest addition to his excellent series 'A Long Line of Godly Men'. This is a truly masterful summary of the ministry of "...arguably the preeminent preacher of any century" and the theological convictions that underpinned that ministry, giving it both depth and passion. Lawson quotes extensively from the Prince of Preachers demonstrating a remarkable breadth of knowledge of Spurgeon's work.

After an opening chapter in which he gives a biographical overview of his subject's life, Lawson explores Spurgeon's commitment to the inspiration, inerrancy and authority of the Scriptures alongside a voracious appetitie for reading, drawing on the 12,000 volumes in his own library, of which "he read the vast majority....and he never preached without diligently consulting them."

Spurgeon's theological convictions were unashamedly Calvinistic. "It is no novelty, then, that I am preaching no new doctrine. I love to proclaim these strong old doctrines, that are called by nickname Calvinism, but which are surely and verily the revealed truth of God as it is in Christ Jesus." Lawson takes each of the traditional five points of Calvinism and, using quotes from Spurgeon's own ministry, shows how they were the "high-octane fuel that powered his fiery preaching of the gospel."

In what was for me the most revealing and instructive chapter, Lawson examines Spurgeon's evangelistic fervour. Far from being a hindrance to passionate evangelism as they are so often erroneously portrayed, it was these very truths that made Spurgeon "...the most visible evangelistic preacher of any generation.
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Dr. Lawson gives us a great little book about the life of Charles Spurgeon and his love of the Gospel of Christ. This is another profile book by Dr. Lawson in his "Long Line of Godly Men" series. There is a brief chapter on the life of Charles Spurgeon that will give the reader a great overview of this Godly man. Then the following chapters detail out the beliefs and convictions of Charles Spurgeon that brought him such great success as a "man of God."

Spurgeon was a five point Calvinist meaning that he believes in predestination. But even though he believes that God has already picked those who will be saved, Spurgeon believed that evangelism was necessary. Many Calvinist discount evangelism, but Spurgeon saw it as his God give duty to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and press for people to make a decision for Christ.

Lawson will detail the passion of Spurgeon for scripture and preaching as well as his passion for holding the Bible in high regard and not abandoning the truths of scripture by preaching feel good sermons. Spurgeons passion is something that is needed today in our church culture. Too many pastors are leaving the Gospel out of their sermons and discounting the Word of God as being authoritative.

This short book should be a great inspiration to young preachers and missionaries everywhere to not abandon scripture and to continue to preach and teach the hard truths of the Bilbe.

I think lay people as well as professional clergy will benefit greatly from this short, but definitive work.

Enjoy!
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