How Charles Spurgeon Won Susie Thompson’s Heart

Charles Spurgeon was the unlikeliest of candidates to win the heart of Susie Thompson. He was rural England and she was London and Paris. After seeing and hearing Charles in the pulpit for the first time, the furthest thought from her mind was marrying him. How then...

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Spurgeon’s Valentine

Fact and fiction are intertwined in the modern recounting of the story of St. Valentine and his surmised connection with romance. However, he is remembered each year on February 14th, a day considered to be a day of love. Valentine’s Day is celebrated with cards,...

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The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Vol. 4

B&H Academic’s The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Collector's Edition Vol. 4 edited by scholar Jason G. Duesing, is a stunningly beautiful book; it is ornate in its marble-art design (reflective of Spurgeon's own sermon notebooks) and delightful in its content. The...

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Spurgeon’s Christmas Greetings: Ring the Merry Bell

On Sunday morning December 23, 1860, Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon from Job 1:4-5 that he titled, “A Merry Christmas.”   His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat...

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33 Years of Beauty

Glancing at a few old photographs from our thirty-three years together, I am struck by how beautiful you were then and how much more beautiful you are now. You are still and forever, “O Most Beautiful Among Women.” Beauty—a word often contemplated but...

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