C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography, Vol. 1

  • by C. H. Spurgeon
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 17, Spurgeon became pastor to a handful of believers at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, meeting in what had been a dovecote. Within five years, he had become the best-known minister in London. Two years later, following the Sepoy Mutiny, he conducted a service of national humiliation in the Crystal Palace that was attended by 24,000 people.
But this volume is far from being a record of human fame and success. From his first years of childhood in rural Essex to the first years of revival in London, Spurgeon pours out his story with an enthralling fullness and color that emphasizes the center and passion of his life. Whatever Spurgeon did, he did it for Christ - and therefore even his autobiography leads our eyes from his own works of service to the Savior behind them.


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Enlightening and inspiring to learn the history behind the name Spurgeon. As a Baptist in the UK, and knowing Spurgeon's College is where Baptist ministers are trained, I felt the need to investigate further. I'm definitely not disappointed to learn the history behind this great man of God.
My belief system has been verified by listening to this audio book overnight, in periods of wakefulness on my iPod. Had I not been quadriplegic with MS, I would never have had the opportunity – or should I say 'bothered' to read Spurgeon's life story! Had I listened to the voice of God, when I heard His prompting (at a similar age), I would probably have gone into ministry oversees. As it happened, I experienced a lengthy wilderness period! Now, at least I have the opportunity to witness to my carers.
Spurgeon was undoubtedly a great witness, and don't we need a few brave souls to tackle the secular, materialistic, egocentric generations – about four generations of 2012. I had thought a revival might occur with the 'economic climate.' But, as we read in Matthew 28, these are just 'birth pangs', I just say Maranatha – come the Lord Jesus!
Anyone wanting further inspiration, try Bonhoeffer. This is so interesting to learn about the world wars and Hitler from a German perspective. Another tome almost completed. Another truly inspirational man.
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- Anne


having heard many of Spurgeon's sermons I'm amazed that I only now have reveled in the biography of his life. What a man, what a servant and what a blessing. Oh that I could be as faithful and obedient as he was. The glory that would bring to God is untold. Thank God for His providence. Phillip Curtis
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- P. S. Curtis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-04-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.