– C.H. Spurgeon
Recently I celebrated the privilege of preaching my 1000th sermon at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. This does not include Bible Studies, funerals, weddings, Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings or Leadership meetings. For this occasion, the church graciously gave me the entire set of Spurgeon’s Sermons, a total of 62 hardbound editions. This set includes over 40,000 pages and 3,561 sermons. This is a gift I will treasure for the rest of my life. Warren Wiersbe says he reads one of Spurgeon’s sermons every Sunday when he gets home from church. We could all learn something from Spurgeon – about preaching, leading and working through difficult times.
I have hanging in my office an original manuscript page, edited by Spurgeon using his famous purple ink. Every time I look at this remarkable page of Christian history, I am reminded that to be a pastor requires discipline, prayer and a renewed mind. I have a picture of Spurgeon sitting in his library in my study to remind me that great preachers must be great students of Scripture. Nothing eternal is easy.
Below you will find listed a few ‘extra’ books I would recommend by or about Spurgeon. If you are not familiar with this pulpit giant, you need to be. These books are all available from Pilgrim Publications, Box 66, Pasedena, Texas 77501
Our Own Hymn-Book. A collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public, Social and Private Worship, compiled by C. H. Spurgeon
The Sword and the Trowel, A Record of Combat with Sin and Labor for the Lord, Edited by C. H. Spurgeon. This collection of articles, thoughts and teachings from his magazine will inspire you to keep your hands to the plow and your eyes on the cross.
The Golden Alphabet, A Devotional Commentary on Psalm 119, C. H. Spurgeon.
Spurgeon’s Catechism, compiled by C. H. Spurgeon. Spurgeon said, “I have compiled this little manual form the Westminister Assembly’s and Baptist Catechisms, for the use of my own church and congregation.
A History of Spurgeon’s Tabernacle, by Eric W. Hayden. Having been to England and seeing the facade of the original Tabernacle, it is clear that this once massive structure was a focal point for all of London. Not just because of the building, but the ministry and the man who put it on the map.
The Metropolitan Tabernacle, It’s History and Work by C. H. Spurgeon AND Mr. Spurgeon’s Jubilee Services, A Memorial Volume
A Pictorial Biography of C. H. Spurgeon
The Gospel of the Kingdom by C.H. Spurgeon, a Commentary on the book of Matthew.
2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.