Charles Spurgeon draws from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress to reach those who have not yet entered the "wicket gate". The free gift of eternal life is available to all, including those in the dangerous position of being almost a Christian.
Paperback, 95 pages
April 1st 1995
by Whitaker Distribution
(first published December 31st 1969)
I don't know how anyone could dislike Spurgeon. This is a delightful little books filled with beautiful language and wonderful metaphors. It is written written with a passion and conviction that I find lacking in many modern books. It was written to those who would be seeking the Lord and it clearly and unmistakably points directly to Jesus. You can listen to it free on LibriVox http://librivox.org
Amazing little book! You can't go wrong with Spurgeon! The subtitle is "A Friendly Talk With Seekers Concerning the Lord Jesus Christ." Spurgeon convincingly persuades readers who may be standing at the Wicket Gate (think John Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress) to enter in and believe. A great book to share with unbelievers and to read as a believer to help you share your faith.
This is a charming little book. It's meant primarily for those who are seeking God but have not yet made a decision. It is still helpful to believers, in that it offers clarity about some points of our faith and can help us converse with seekers.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, then only 20, became pastor of London's famed New Park Street Church (formerly pastored by the famous Baptist theologian John Gill). The congregation quickly outgrew their building, moved to Exeter Hall, then to Surrey MCharles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, then only 20, became pastor of London's famed New Park Street Church (formerly pastored by the famous Baptist theologian John Gill). The congregation quickly outgrew their building, moved to Exeter Hall, then to Surrey Music Hall. In these venues Spurgeon frequently preached to audiences numbering more than 10,000—all in the days before electronic amplification. In 1861 the congregation moved permanently to the newly constructed Metropolitan Tabernacle. Spurgeon's printed works are voluminous, and those provided here are only a sampling of his best-known works, including his magnum opus, The Treasury of David. ...more
“Great numbers of persons have no concern about eternal things. They care more about their cats and dogs than about their souls.”
“Men dream that heroes are only to be made on special occasions, once or twice in a century; but in truth the finest heroes are home-spun, and are more often hidden in obscurity than platformed by public observation. Trust in the living God is the bullion out of which heroism is coined. Perseverance in well-doing is one of the fields in which faith grows not flowers, but the wheat of her harvest. Plodding on in hard work, bringing up a family on a few shillings a week, bearing constant pain with patience, and so forth—these are the feats of valour through which God is glorified by the rank and file of His believing people.”