Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Review: Charles Spurgeon, by J C Carlile

Title: Charles Spurgeon: The Prince of Preachers
Author: J C Carlile (Abridged and edited by Dan Harmon)
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, 1997
Part of a series: Heroes of the Faith

This biography was quite refreshing to read after last month’s!

What I liked about this book:
  • It’s a pleasant and balanced story.
  • It moves easily and gives a good sense of the order of the main events of Spurgeon’s life, from his first sermon until his death at Menton, aged only 58.
  • It relates Spurgeon to the time in which he lived.
  • It also talks about his brother, a Congregationalist pastor.

I didn't like the ending, however.
“Let us turn to Spurgeon as our guide, following his determination and serenity of spirit.”
Let us rather turn to Jesus as the perfect example!

Recommended for someone wanting a shortish, neat, and peaceful biography of Charles Spurgeon.

One more book review next month, a book about Spurgeon's passion for doctrine. Mmm, me too. :-)

~I did not receive any compensation or reward for reviewing this book~

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