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"It is not the object of this book to ask anything of you, but to tell you that salvation is ALL OF GRACE, which means, free, gratis, for nothing."
All of Grace is a simple and eloquent presentation of basic salvation through grace alone. Spurgeon wants readers only to consume his work and ponder it, he asks nothing in return because he believes in the power of God to bring
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by B Books (first published November 30th 1885)
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Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I've never read a better book about the Christian faith, and having a B.A. in Biblical Studies, that's quite a few. Charles Spurgeon writes skillfully, explaining the deep issues of God with simplicity. I came to the end of the book and found myself very sad to leave his fellowship through the pages he wrote.

I recommend this book for all Christians, especially those struggling with their faith.

I also recommend this for those seeking faith, or God, and those hungry for a true spiritual or
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Christ and the believing sinner are in the same boat: unless Jesus sinks, the believer will never drown."
Great book I highly recommend to all
This thin volume is addressed to every reader—whoever they are, whatever they are and whenever they are. This was Spurgeon’s “earnest word” of the availability of salvation written in 1885. And it’s very much on target today.

The updating and abridging was done without removing the oral-presentation rhythm of the man to preached to ten thousand every Sunday (without amplification). His sermons had to be logical and easy-to-follow. They are.

Read my complete review at:
Julia Bickford
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give this one million stars. If you have never read a book by Spurgeon, I urge you to do so. His writing is so moving, so convicting, so beautiful, it did not leave my heart unchanged. He writes about the gospel in such a way that it brings it to life right before your eyes. It is no wonder he was called the Prince of Preachers. I am so thankful for his ministry and the way the Lord has used him in my life.
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spurgeon, aside from Lewis and Schaeffer, is one of my favorite authors. Though known far better for his rhetorical skills, (and being called the "Prince of Preachers"), he is just as good with his pen. "All of Grace" is basically a biblical analysis on the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice, and the need of "sola fides", no works. He uses life experiences, stories, and of course, scripture to back up his case. He also addresses issues in the hearts of "sirred" sinners, and uses, once again, his ...more
Very easy study to read. A very gospel centered that it was all about the greatness of Jesus and the Lord's redemptive heart towards his own. He deals with the sin that entangles us by showing us Jesus. He reminds us that the Lord knows very well that we cannot change our own heart and cannot cleanse our own nature, but he can when we submit to him by faith in Jesus. With faith comes repentance. If repentance is missing, then your faith is short lived and on shaky ground. Repentance is our ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity
Profound and succinct.

Spurgeon's prose is a mixed lot. When he is truly writing he's clear and moving- especially his analogies and metaphors. However he seems to oft-times have preacher's synapse misfire and he goes on a long soliloquy which tends to be mired in high king James neo poetry.

As far as the subject: I'm no expert in Christian eschatology and the nuances of particular denominations so I find critiques based upon these grounds to be focusing solely upon the trees rather than the
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps best read as meditative-devotional material, All of Grace is less a direct unfolding of doctrine along a progressive rationale and more a well-packed traveler’s knapsack loaded with “all the necessities” for a pilgrimage into the heart of Christian theology. Some chapters may sound altogether too basic, yet in others Spurgeon illuminates many familiar notions with his exceptional gift for metaphor and analogy. The talent for religious writing that is displayed here seems to come along ...more
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A fine explanation of the doctrines of grace by Spurgeon. One I will probably return to for its clarity of thought.
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-in-2018
When Charles Spurgeon decided to write a gospel tract he did not cut any corners! He published 140+ pages of detailed biblical arguments meant to lead an unbeliever of salvation.
It is not an attempt at quick decisionism but true conversion.
In this wonderful work of 125 short pages, Charles Spurgeon presents the work of the Trinity in saving sinners. This book has a decidedly evangelistic tone, as the preacher addresses the reader in the imperative saying things like, “Come and see,” “Now look at this,” and “Listen to me.” I believe this book would be profitable reading not only for unsaved individuals, but for someone who is a new believer, someone who’s unsure if he’s saved, someone who wants to understand how one is saved, or ...more
Sep 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is not a book for the perfect. It is not a book for the easily offended, it is not a book for the atheist and it is certainly not a book for those without need of help. It is, however, a book for those who find themselves in need: In need of a Saviour, in need of happiness or in need of a better perspective. If you find your heart in a need of a kick start, or if you don't, read this book. It has passion and zeal by the bucketload, but perhaps most importantly; within its cover is a good ...more
Bailey Lenzen
Listened to this as an audiobook -- it is a great theological foundation for a new believer. I would recommend this to an ST or NT (myers briggs reference). I love how he repeats the verse -- Christ died for the ungodly -- to the point where I'm probably gonna dream about this verse! Also loved his questions he threw in, and how he weaves verses into what he's saying rather than speaking from his own mind. #goals.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"An earnest word to those seeking salvation". I read this at just the right time -- I was a young but growing Christian grappling both with guilt over sin in my life that had not disappeared and with the temptation to put too much stock in my own increasing efforts in ministry. Spurgeon was a breath of fresh air as he reminded me that salvation is "all of grace".

Read again 2017.
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-the-best
One of the best works on God's grace in our lives. Very practical.
Kathleen Robison
I was so surprised at how easy Spurgeon was to read. He walks us through the true Christianity in practical application. I love his focus on God and not self. Great inspiration, impactful teaching, and practical encouragement. I shared with my family how much I enjoyed it and my son gave me Spurgeon's entire 5 volume set for Mother's Day!
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone should read this book. Right now. It was incredible and thought-provoking and provided me with a much more clear understanding of my own salvation. I highly, highly recommend it!

(Also, C. H. Spurgeon is such a great writer. This is the first of his books I've ever read, but my dad has read many snippets of his work/sermons to us and they're absolute gold!)
Robert Parker
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I hope to be able to articulate my belief with the simplicity and sincerity of Charles Spurgeon. This book is for everyone, because Jesus is for everyone. I loved this book and it is one I will come back to often.
Suzanne Cefola
I enjoyed reading this book. I love how the author helped illustrate the truth about grace throughout the Bible. Because I listened to this on audio I would like to read it again in book form so that I can truly absorb the wonderful truths.
I read this book for the Hurry Up and Read Podcast, and I absolutely loved it. Spurgeon gives an impassioned call to salvation in this book, and details the primary role that grace plays in the process. I highly recommend this book.
Pamela Wu
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Spurgeon truly loves you. His passion for the reader to know God shows in how he writes and confirms the truths he writes about Jesus.
Luke Schmeltzer
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: logos
One of Spurgeon's finest works! His clarity and cociseness, his heartfelt writing, his Gospel centrality and clarity, his commitment to true doctrine- all of it is displayed in this beautiful appeal to every soul in need of grace. Thank God for men like Spurgeon!
David Bowick
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've ever read!
Lauren Wendler
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommend:
A great overview and pleading to the reader to see and understand God’s grace and believe in the gospel
Favorite points:
Jesus took away the penalty, power, and the presence of sin.
Faith is made up of knowledge, believe, and trust
Ty Lukasiewicz
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic book!
All of Grace is a great book to read. It is filled with genuine Gospel teaching. Charles Spurgeon rights in a way so that any reader can understand the text.

It’s a small book only 130 pages but each page is filled with truth. Each chapters title poses a question, and throughout the chapter Spurgeon answers the question given. He does so with relatable illustrations. The topics for the chapters are brilliant. They answer common theological questions that people need to
Brandon H.
This book was written with unbelievers in mind however believers would glean many important truths from its pages. How can one go wrong with Spurgeon?

Spurgeon shared a story that illustrated the importance of where one places their faith which I thought was fantastic -

"When man confides in God there is a point of union and that union guarantees blessing. Faith saves us because it makes cling to God and so brings us into connection with Him...

"I am told that years ago a boat was upset above the
Frankie Della Torre
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a man who loved the Lord dearly. I recommend not only this book, but all of his works, knowing that they will bless you, as they have blessed countless before us. This book outlines the Gospel of Jesus Christ--the true Gospel. Men like Spurgeon would rather die than alter (even if slightly) this precious treasure of heavenly gold that has been graciously given to us from the Lord. For the Gospel must not be tampered with. It our job to understand it, and then to ...more
John Martindale
Funny how inconsistent Calvinist can be. Spurgeon being true to his Calvinistic self includes those parts of his theology like "only those God predestined before the foundation of the world can believe and man has no part in any of it, its all of grace" But then pretty much the whole book is his pleading with men to put their faith in Jesus; he even encourages people to surround themselves with those teaching the gospel, because the more someone hears something, the more likely they are to think ...more
Zack Migioia
Jul 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I CANNOT COMMEND THIS BOOK ENOUGH!!! I would plead with everyone who happens to stumble across this review to read and re-read this classic book. I have now gone through All of Grace three times and plan on reading it many times more. Please, read this book to learn about the glorious gospel of grace! Learn about justification by faith alone and come to see that Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith! Seriously consider reading this book, then buying multiple copies of it and handing ...more
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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 ...more
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