Who Loves Susie?
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
author of Praying Together and Contentment; editor for the Gospel Coalition; regular contributor to CT Women and Today in the Word; and pastor’s wife
author of Why Can’t We Be Friends? and No Little Women
host of Wretched
author of Glory in the Ordinary and The Accidental Feminist
retired and serving as Senior Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Donald S. Whitney
Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Family Worship, and Praying the Bible
Jeff Robinson, lead pastor, Christ Fellowship Church of Louisville, KY, and senior editor, The Gospel Coalition
Susannah Spurgeon Cochrane, great-great-granddaughter of Charles and Susie Spurgeon
Michael A. G. Haykin, FRHistS, Chair and Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of numerous volumes, including Eight Women of Faith
Sarah Zylstra, senior writer at The Gospel Coalition
Mary Beeke, author of The Law of Kindness, and wife of Joel Beeke (author, and president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary)
“I love Ray Rhodes’s new book, Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, for so many reasons. But it’s just what I’d expect from a friend who loves the gospel as much as Ray does; loves Lori, his wife, with so much delight and zeal; and is committed to putting as many good books into the hands and hearts of God’s people as possible. Susie dispels the caricature of there being a “little woman” behind every great man. Susannah Spurgeon had an amazing story and voice, life, and legacy of her own—a life she gladly lived in the shadow of her world-renowned husband, Charles Spurgeon—but a life from which we all can learn and greatly benefit. Thanks to Ray, I no longer view Susannah Spurgeon as just a supporting character in the ministry of her husband. Thanks to Ray, when I hear the name Spurgeon, I’ll now ask, “Are you referring to Susie or Charles?” I cannot overstate the importance, timeliness, and helpfulness of this book.
Scotty Ward Smith, pastor emeritus, Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN; Teacher in Residence, West End Community Church, Nashville, TN; author of numerous books including Everyday Prayers