Several years ago I was given several copies of Dallimore’s “Spurgeon.” I have read my copy with great profit and have decided that the second copy should be used for our first book giveaway at InFocus!
Few men in the history of Christ’s church have been gifted by God as Charles Spurgeon was. In 1903 it was estimated that Spurgeon’s sermons had sold between two and three hundred million copies.
Here are a few statements from this biography that stood out to me:
In his extraordinary earnestness Spurgeon could not do less than exercise this great care in dealing with souls. He truly believed in hell, and he recognised the awful responsibility should he give some person cause to believe he was saved if there was no evidence that it was so. (p. 82)
Let God send the fire of His Spirit here, and the minister will be more and more lost in his Master. You will come to think less of the speaker and more of the truth spoken. (p. 92)
D. L. Moody’s response to Spurgeon’s invitation to preach at The Tabernacle:
In regard to coming to your Tabernacle, I consider it a great honour to be invited; and, in fact, I should consider it an honour to black your boots; but to preach to your people would be out of the question. If they will not turn to God under your preaching, “neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
Yours with much love
D. L. Moody
On opportunities to travel:
Spurgeon had received five invitations to visit America and one to visit Canada. Another reached him from Australia and, as in the former instances, he had to refuse. “How I wish I could glide over and return in a month,” he wrote, and his words seem to anticipate the liberty men have achieved today in the privilege of flight. (p. 172)
This book is serious, informative, readable, and highly profitable. Spurgeon’s life is one that is well worth the effort to become familiar with.
So here’s the deal. To enter for this free book giveaway:
1. You must have an Australian address that we can post the book to.
2. Comment on this post telling us if/how you are subscribed to InFocus. You can just write “RSS,” “Email,” or “Not subscribed.” Make sure I have your email address one way or another in case you win.
The last entries will be accepted on 24 January. Then I will randomly select one of the entries and you will recieve a free book in the post!
One more thing. Anyone can enter to win this book. Part of the idea of a book giveaway is to promote InFocus so please feel free to email friends and encourage them to enter.
Grace to you.