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All of Grace

4.5  ·  Rating details ·  1,496 Ratings  ·  127 Reviews
In an age of limited travel and isolated nations, C.H. Spurgeon preached to over 10,000,000 people. In this classic work, Spurgeon most clearly presented the message of salvation, a great witnessing tool and inspiring book for on fire followers.
ebook, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Moody Publishers (first published November 30th 1885)
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Ian
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
David
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
Jeanie
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 turni ...more
Ted
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 fore
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Ron
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: http://amatteroffancy.wordpre
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Adam
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 on ...more
Brian
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2015, christian
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 religi
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Timothy Werth
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rich and encouraging. Hope to read again soon.

Listened to audio version via Christianaudio.
Brian
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
A fine explanation of the doctrines of grace by Spurgeon. One I will probably return to for its clarity of thought.
Linda
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 so ...more
Kjersti
Sep 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
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 ol ...more
Bailey Urban
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.
Bill
"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.
Jennifer
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best works on God's grace in our lives. Very practical.
Natalie
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!)
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 f
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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 expla ...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 the ...more
Fed
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent!

This is what Christianity is all about: Grace. Without God's grace - forgiveness we would never be able to receive salvation from our sins and have a relationship with God.

Spurgeon defines very clearly how we must not think that salvation is by works, but only by grace. Salvation is a gift and not something we can buy through works. As Paul also points out, there is nothing that we can do to obtain salvation. Like a gift, salvation can be either accepted it, or refused.

Accepting salv
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Angelyn Vaughan
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-2013
This was my first Spurgeon book and I guess my expectations were a little off. I was expecting truths I had never pondered that radically changed what I think about God, i.e. "Knowing God" by J. I. Packer. Instead, this book is all about the basics. It's written to an unbeliever as he ponders the truth, converts, and is starting to be made like Christ. It's full of good and essential doctrine, but so little of it was new to me or stated in a way that I hadn't heard that I found myself wanting to ...more
Nile
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book that very clearly shows the Gospel and our utter need for grace.

It is written almost as a personal letter to one not believing, but I feel very strongly that we who believe need to be reminded often of the grace that saves us. We are quick to give ourselves credit, seek to earn God's favor, or even spiral in despair as we see we are no match for the demands in the law of God. Spurgeon paints a beautiful picture of the love God has for His people and very simply articulates
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Marcus Vinicius
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Righteousness of God
In this short book Spurgeon exposes the meaning of God's grace and its effects in the life of men and women that answered his calling. The obstacles faced by the christian when he pursues God's will are overcomed by faith and this is a expression of God's grace. Our sins can be subdued when we experience God's grace. This gift from God makes us righteous, provides reconciliation with our holy God and gives us peace. A clear and illuminated exposition about a central artic
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David
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great little book which reminds us that salvation is God's work from start to finish. Written in a winsome and personal style for seekers. Direct and challenging in it's day, I'm sure. But illustrations etc seem a bit dated now.
Nevertheless, it is also invaluable to the Christian , touching on the topics of repentance, faith, justification, and their relationship with grace...
Helpful for preachers who wrestle with the tension of salvation being God's initiative, but at the same time call people
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Joseph
Apr 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
Very good--the illustrations and plain language Spurgeon uses (as well as the order he addresses his arguments) to explain the Christian faith are fantastic. The truths are timeless, while the writing, style, and overall feel of the book definitely feel out-dated.

Quick read, although I chose to take my time. I recommend it to all who are looking for a quick, clear gospel presentation on the Cross and grace. (The complete text of the book is available online at http://www.spurgeon.org/all_of_g.h
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Mary
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-book
What a wonderful book for Christians who want to keep studying the basics of their faith! Charles Haddon Spurgeon preaches and writes in ways that can be understood by Christians (who may not be theologians) and non-Christians alike who are searching for ways to serve God or find the path to God. While I am certainly no great Bible scholar, I found no inconsistences in Spurgeon's preaching on the message of God's grace.
Clara Roberts
Jul 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book a four because Spureon's 19th century British English is somewhat difficult to read. I selected it to read because I want to know more about grace. I feel that there has not ben enough teaching on grace. The content of the book was wonderful but it to perserverance to finish rading it. Spurgeon talked alot about faith, by grace though faith, I can do nothing, and the Increase of faith.
Tesa Fiona
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
This book literally will preach to you. All of Grace is a book where Spurgeon recorded his salvation sermon. I can hear his voice and feel his tone and catch the passion that he wanted to deliver. One thing I like is the sincerity of Charles Spurgeon in delivering his material: it is simple, passionate, persuasive and compassionate. The message is clear, firm and I learn a lot from Charles; of how and what to deliver in such preaching.
Jordan Dorsett
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This incredible book is perpetually worshipful, down to the last word. It's like a 120 page hymn. The challenge was to not grow weary in this constant adoration of God, because the more I read of God the more exposed my wretchedness became. All of Grace is difficult to read quickly, simply because Spurgeon aims for topics that demand pauses for awe. Highly, highly recommended for the believer, the wandering, and the stranger to God.
Daniel Hill
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, classics
Although this book is a basic presentation of the gospel and clearly aimed at people investigating the Christian faith, I was still able, as a long-standing Christian, to get so much out of it. Everyone needs to continually come back to the gospel of grace and Spurgeon lays it all down in such a straightforward and direct manner that it still feels fresh over a hundred years later. The church in these days certainly needs to return to All of Grace!
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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 M ...more
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