Spurgeon on the Christian Life: Alive in Christ
Charles Spurgeon, widely hailed as the “Prince of Preachers,” is well known for his powerful preaching, gifted mind, and compelling personality. Over the course of nearly four decades at London’s famous New Park Street Chapel and Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon preached and penned words that continue to resonate with God’s people today.
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Spurgeon was a man who possessed a strong reverence for Christ and his Word. A f ...more
Spurgeon is already a personal hero and this book only serves to deepen that appreciation. Reeves offers a comprehensive and erudite (from my novice perspective as one who has not studied Spurgeon in depth) a ...more
Spurgeon on the Christian Life by Michael Reeves is one of the books in Crossway's Theologians on the Christian Life series. It is divided into four parts: "Charles Spurgeon," "Christ The Center," "The New Birth," and "The New Life." It blends the formats of biography and theology. Readers learn a bit about Charles Spurgeon--his life and the times in ...more
As the series indicates, the books within briefly track biographical information with theological insig ...more
Michael Reeves separates chapters into topics of theology (such as Christ's Person, Calvinism, Preaching, New Birth, Sin), introduces Spurgeon's view of that topic, and then how that knowledge made a difference in his life.
Spurgeon, known as the "Prince of Preachers", had the centrality of his preaching the person of Christ. Reeves says:
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Introduction to Charles Spurgeon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was an English Baptist pastor in the Reformed theological camp. Both his Baptist and Reformed convictions grew out of his study of the Scriptures and not allegiance to a human teacher or theological system. Although some reading this may not recognize his name, his renown and the reach of his writings were arguably as broad ...more
“We tend to lack the perspectives from the past, perspectives from a different time and place than our own. To put the matter differently, we have so many riches in our current horizon that we tend not to look to the horizons of the past.”
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"The motto of all true servants of God must be, 'We preach Christ, and him crucified.' A sermon without Christ in it is like a loaf of bread without any flour in it. No Christ in your sermon, sir? Then go home, and never preach again until you have something worth preaching."This book is part of a series called Theologians on the Christian Life—in which different authors will write about famous theologians to help us learn from great teachers of church history. This series intends to give us wis ...more
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Like other books in the series, edited by Stephen Nichols, Reeves introduces the man and theologian, Charles H. Spurgeon, by giving a background on his life and what he meant to his community. He describes Spurgeon as a man who was full of life and passionate for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The remainder of the book goes into the theology and ministry methods and ...more