Morning By Morning: by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
|The 365 messages in Morning by Morning continue to be among the most popular of Spurgeon's published works.|
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834 at Kelvedon, Essex, England, the firstborn of eight surviving children. His parents were committed Christians, and his father was a preacher. Spurgeon was converted in 1850 at the age of fifteen. He began to help the poor and to hand out tracts, and was known as "The Boy Preacher."
His next six years were eventful. He preached his first sermon at the age of sixteen. At age eighteen, he became the pastor of Waterbeach Baptist Chapel, preaching in a barn. Spurgeon preached over six hundred times before he reached the age of twenty. By 1854 he was well-known and was asked to become the pastor of New Park Street Chapel in London. In 1856, Spurgeon married Susannah Thompson; they had twin sons, both of whom later entered the ministry.
Spurgeon's compelling sermons and lively preaching style drew multitudes of people, and many came to Christ. Soon, the crowds had grown so large that they blocked the narrow streets near the church. Services eventually had to be held in rented halls, and he often preached to congregations of more than ten thousand. The Metropolitan Tabernacle was built in 1861 to accommodate the large numbers of people.
Spurgeon published over thirty-five hundred sermons, which were so popular that they sold by the ton. At one point his sermons sold twenty-five thousand copies every week. An 1870 edition of the English magazine Vanity Fair called him an "original and powerful preacher . . .honest, resolute, sincere; lively, entertaining." The prime minister of England, members of the royal family, and Florence Nightingale, among others, went to hear him preach. Spurgeon preached to an estimated ten million people throughout his life. Not surprisingly, he is called the "Prince of Preachers."
In addition to his powerful preaching, Spurgeon founded and supported charitable outreaches, including educational institutions. His pastors' college, which is still in existence today, taught nearly nine hundred students in Spurgeon's time. He also founded the famous Stockwell Orphanage.
Charles Spurgeon died in 1892, and his death was mourned by many.
Physical Info: 1.02" H x 8.25" L x 5.18" W (0.81 lbs) 384 pages
Carton Quantity: 32
Publisher: Whitaker House
US SRP: 16.99 US
Pub Date: November 01, 2001
- Inspiration | Motivational | Devotionals
- Religion | Meditations
- Religion | Devotional
-Baptists -Devotional calendars
- Theometrics | Classic
OCLC Number: OCLC#46769376
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