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About the Author

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon, Essex, England on June 19, 1834. His father and his grandfather were both pastors and at the age of twenty, he became the pastor of the New Park Street Church in London. The congregation quickly grew out of the building and moved to Exeter Hall. In show more 1861, the congregation moved to the newly constructed Metropolitan Tabernacle. During his lifetime, he published over thirty-five hundred sermons that filled 63 volumes. His series stands as the largest set of books by a single author in the history of Christianity. He also wrote Ploughman's Talk and The Treasury of David. During his last years, he suffered severe physical pain from a gout attack. He was growing increasing ill and died on January 31, 1892. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Scanned from Metropolitan Tabernacle volume 43. From an oil painting in the study of Rev. Eric W. Hayden.

Series

Works by C. H. Spurgeon

Lectures to My Students (1954) 2,356 copies
The Treasury of David (1976) 2,006 copies
All of Grace (1886) 1,719 copies
The Soul Winner (1963) 1,329 copies
Morning by Morning (1984) 667 copies
Faith's Checkbook (1960) 595 copies
An All-Round Ministry (1965) 454 copies
Evening by Evening (1868) 428 copies
Holy Spirit Power (1996) 353 copies
Only A Prayer Meeting (1976) 339 copies
John Ploughman's Talks (1953) 333 copies
The Pastor in Prayer (1971) 322 copies
Grace: Gods Unmerited Favor (1910) 318 copies
The Power in Prayer (1996) 306 copies
Around the Wicket Gate (1972) 295 copies
According to Promise (1890) 277 copies
Praying Successfully (1997) 229 copies
Best of C.H. Spurgeon (1977) 215 copies
My Sermon Notes (1884) 207 copies
A Defence of Calvinism (2008) 203 copies
Twelve Sermons on Prayer (1971) 183 copies
Advice for Seekers (1993) 181 copies
Letters of C. H. Spurgeon (1923) 180 copies
Being God's Friend (1997) 179 copies
CSB Spurgeon Study Bible (2017) — Contributor — 176 copies
Spurgeon Gold (1996) 173 copies
The Second Coming of Christ (1996) 162 copies
Spiritual Parenting (1995) 159 copies
Joy in Christ's Presence (1997) 156 copies
Christ in the Old Testament (1899) 154 copies
Spurgeon Gems (1958) 149 copies
The Saint And His Saviour (1858) 137 copies
Spurgeon On The Holy Spirit (1998) 134 copies
The Practice of Praise (1995) 132 copies
Faith (1994) 128 copies
When Christ Returns (1997) 126 copies
Strengthen My Spirit (1999) 116 copies
Fullness of Joy (1997) 114 copies
Power in the Blood (1997) 109 copies
Grace & Power (2000) 108 copies
Till He Come (1894) 102 copies
My Conversion (1742) 91 copies
Our Own Hymnbook (1975) 91 copies
God Will Bless You (1998) 90 copies
Twelve Sermons on Decision (1971) 87 copies
A Catechism with Proofs (1964) 87 copies
John Ploughman's Pictures (1879) 86 copies
God's Grace to You (1997) 86 copies
The Key to Holiness (1997) 85 copies
God's Gift to You (1997) 83 copies
Satan: A Defeated Foe (1993) 82 copies
Election (1960) 80 copies
Prayer (2001) 80 copies
The Quotable Spurgeon (2000) 78 copies
The Power in Praising God (1998) 77 copies
Daily Help (1946) 76 copies
The Down-Grade Controversy (1900) 75 copies
Twelve Christmas Sermons (1889) 74 copies
God Loves You (1997) 73 copies
Words of Cheer (1971) 67 copies
Power of Christ's Miracles (1995) 66 copies
Spurgeon on Sovereignty (1959) 65 copies
Gleanings Among the Sheaves (1870) 62 copies
Limitless Love of Christ (1996) 59 copies
Eccentric Preachers (1978) 59 copies
God Promises You (1752) 56 copies
Strong Faith (1995) 56 copies
Amazed by Grace (2003) 55 copies
12 Sermons on Commitment (1994) 55 copies
The Treasury of the Bible (1962) 52 copies
The Art of Illustration (1894) 51 copies
The Minister's Self-Watch (1991) 51 copies
The Golden Key of Prayer (1995) 51 copies
Farm Sermons (1989) 48 copies
Power for You (1996) 47 copies
Your Available Power (1996) 46 copies
How to have real joy (2001) 45 copies
God's Joy in Your Heart (1998) 45 copies
Sermons in Candles (1971) 44 copies
12 Sermons on Praise (1994) 43 copies
Grace Triumphant (1744) 43 copies
Power over Satan (2000) 43 copies
The Beatitudes (1978) 43 copies
The Parables of our Lord (1877) 40 copies
Revival (1958) 40 copies
12 sermons on faith (1975) 40 copies
Finding Peace in God (1997) 40 copies
Effective Prayer (1965) 39 copies
Free Will - A Slave (1973) 38 copies
12 sermons to young people (1976) 37 copies
Joy in Your Life (2002) 36 copies
Sermons (1858) 35 copies
The Anointed Life (2002) 35 copies
12 soul-winning sermons (1979) 34 copies
Types and Emblems (1970) 32 copies
Quoting Spurgeon (1993) 32 copies
Jesus Rose for You (1998) 32 copies
Talks to Farmers (2012) 31 copies
Perfect Praise (1995) 30 copies
Baptismal Regeneration (1970) 30 copies
The Prayer of Jabez (2001) 29 copies
365 days with C H Spurgeon Vol 4 (2007) — Author — 29 copies
The Joy of the Lord (1998) 29 copies
365 Days with C H Spurgeon Vol 3 (2005) — Author — 28 copies
Evangelistic sermons (1959) 28 copies
Memories of Stambourne (1975) 26 copies
The Joy in Praising God (1999) 26 copies
No Tears in Heaven (2014) 24 copies
12 Sermons on Hope (1979) 24 copies
Classic Counsels (2003) 23 copies
The Heart of the Gospel (2010) 23 copies
Sermons on the Psalms (1960) 23 copies
Great Pulpit Masters (1949) 22 copies
Twelve missionary sermons (1856) 22 copies
Spurgeon on the Five Points (1900) 22 copies
How to Read the Bible (1966) 22 copies
Faith In All Its Splendor (1977) 21 copies
Sermons on Heaven and Hell (1962) 21 copies
Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1 (1883) 21 copies
The Bible and the Newspaper (1973) 20 copies
Humility and How to Get It (1970) 19 copies
We Endeavour (1975) 19 copies
Spurgeon On Praise (2008) 18 copies
Twelve sermons on holiness (1854) 18 copies
Sunlight for Cloudy Days (2010) 18 copies
1000 devotional thoughts (1976) 17 copies
Baptism (1892) 17 copies
Spurgeon's Calvinism (2014) 16 copies
God's Grace and God's Mercy (1976) 15 copies
Spurgeon's Own Hymn Book (2019) 15 copies
Flashes of Thought (1874) 14 copies
Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3 (1987) 14 copies
The Treasure Store (1995) 14 copies
Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2 (1883) 13 copies
Sermons on the Last Days (2009) 13 copies
Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 9 (1989) 13 copies
God Always Cares (2001) 13 copies
Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7 (1987) 13 copies
Ich bin der Herr dein Arzt (1977) 12 copies
A guide to commentaries (1967) 12 copies
A Puritan Catechism (2010) 12 copies
Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5 (1987) 12 copies
Alles zur Ehre Gottes (1984) 12 copies
Psalm 139 (2017) 12 copies
The Way of Life (1895) 12 copies
Teaching Children (1981) 11 copies
Wind and Fire (1997) 11 copies
God's Treasury (1990) 11 copies
Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8 (1987) 11 copies
God's Providence (1980) 11 copies
Intercessory Prayer (1952) 10 copies
Der gute Kampf des Glaubens (1976) 10 copies
Gehe in den Weinberg (1986) 10 copies
Choice sermon notes (1952) 10 copies
No Compromise (1996) 9 copies
On Eagles' Wings (1991) 8 copies
The Bible (2000) 8 copies
Gospel Missions (2019) 8 copies
Jude 8 copies
Gospel Extracts (2021) 8 copies
Hast du mich lieb? (1985) 8 copies
A Minister's Farewell (2001) 7 copies
Auf Dein Wort (1996) 7 copies
Law and Grace (2015) 7 copies
365 Days with Spurgeon (1998) 7 copies
Perseverance in Holiness (1889) 7 copies
Die Tür ist offen (1991) 7 copies
Sermons Fourth Series (1858) 7 copies
Pescadores de Crianças (2001) 7 copies
2 Peter 6 copies
The Call to the Ministry (2012) 6 copies
Assurance (1976) 6 copies
C. H. Spurgeon Anecdotes (1866) 6 copies
Concerning Death (2014) 5 copies
True Prayer, True Power! (2015) 5 copies
Open-Air Preaching (2015) 5 copies
2 Thessalonians 5 copies
2 Timothy 5 copies
On Sovereign Grace (2017) 5 copies
Christ Crucified (1970) 5 copies
Justification by Grace (2015) 5 copies
Spurgeon's Calvinism (2020) 5 copies
Lecturas Vespertinas (2000) 5 copies
Titus 5 copies
Sermons About Christmas (2014) 5 copies
Heilig dem Herrn (2000) 5 copies
The Man Christ Jesus (2001) 5 copies
For Whom Did Christ Die? (2016) 5 copies
Death (1978) 4 copies
The Comforter (2016) 4 copies
Immeasurable Love (1976) 4 copies
Overeenkomstig de belofte (1992) 4 copies
The Scriptures 4 copies
Wachet und betet (1986) 4 copies
SABEDORIA BIBLICA (2007) 4 copies
Human Inability (2014) 3 copies
The Sin of Unbelief (2015) 3 copies
Gems from Colossians (2021) 3 copies
Security (1976) 3 copies
The Claims Of God (1960) 3 copies
Satan in a Rage (2021) 3 copies
Two Wesleys (1975) 3 copies
Oração eficaz 3 copies
Baptism: A Burial (2014) 3 copies
The Immutability of God (1970) 3 copies
The Withered Fig Tree (2017) 3 copies
Struggles of Conscience (2014) 2 copies
Compel Them to Come In (2014) 2 copies
The Royal Saviour (2017) 2 copies
Völlig entwaffnet (1996) 2 copies
Collected Works Vol. 1 (2010) 2 copies
Yet There Is Room (2017) 2 copies
Treasure from the Psalms (1992) 2 copies
A Gracious Dismissal (1970) 2 copies
Songs In The Night (2011) 2 copies
Cheer up, my comrades! (1990) 2 copies
Turn or Burn (Annotated) (2019) 2 copies
The Paraclete 2 copies
Yksin Armosta (1996) 2 copies
Storm Signals (1891) 2 copies
tulip doctrines (2016) 2 copies
Little Sins 2 copies
Milagres de Jesus (2007) 2 copies
On Calvinism (2014) 2 copies
The Remembrance of Christ (1970) 2 copies
A Christmas Question (2015) 2 copies
Sermons in Candles (2022) 2 copies
A lélekmentő (2020) 1 copy
Im Schwachen mächtig (1996) 1 copy
Nur Glaube 1 copy
365매일묵상. 1-2 (1997) 1 copy
A Pastoral Visit (2018) 1 copy
Hebt goede moed (1987) 1 copy
Assurance 1 copy
De roos en de lelie (1992) 1 copy
Kungsvägen 1 copy
Gondolatok 1 copy
Ten Sermons 1 copy
11 Works 1 copy
Sielujenvoittaja (1957) 1 copy
La Espada 1 copy
Satan: 5 Sermons (1978) 1 copy
25 Select Sermons (1906) 1 copy
Oração 1 copy
Gems from Job (2017) 1 copy
Opwekking 1 copy
Syv nådens undere (1994) 1 copy
Hemel of hel 1 copy
A Shelter in the Storm (2005) 1 copy
Two essential things (1990) 1 copy
The Prodigal (2013) 1 copy
What is a Revival? (2015) 1 copy
A Free Salvation (2015) 1 copy
A Jealous God (2016) 1 copy
Collected Works Vol. 2 (2010) 1 copy
Glory Beyond 1 copy
Daily Wisdom on Prayer (2022) 1 copy
Heaven Below 1 copy
Pela Graça 1 copy
Gems of Truth & Beauty (2017) 1 copy
Salmo 119 1 copy
Satan 1 copy

Associated Works

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas (2008) — Contributor, some editions — 432 copies
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter (2009) — Contributor, some editions — 326 copies
365 Days with C H Spurgeon Vol 2 (2002) — Author, some editions — 34 copies
Sermons and Outlines on the Lord's Supper (1951) — some editions — 26 copies
Free Grace Broadcaster - Issue 192 - Godly Manhood (2013) — Contributor — 10 copies
365 Days with C H Spurgeon Vol 6 (2011) — Author, some editions — 8 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Other names
司布真
Birthdate
1834-06-19
Date of death
1892-01-31
Burial location
West Norwood Cemetery, London, UK
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
Kelvedon, Essex, England, UK
Place of death
Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Occupations
cleric

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Reviews

This is a set of Surgeon's messages. It is a set of 3 books containing 6 volumes.
 
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phoovermt | Feb 15, 2024 |
2 Uplifting messages for each day of the year will comfort and refresh you in your walk with God.
 
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MenoraChurch | 13 other reviews | Feb 4, 2024 |
Charles Spurgeon supplies daily deposits of God's promises into the reader's personal bank of faith. He urges the reader to view each Bible promise as a cheque written by God, which can be cashed by personally endorsing it and receiving the gift it represents:)
 
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MenoraChurch | 7 other reviews | Feb 4, 2024 |
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Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Beside Still Waters is a daily devotional that contains just over a year’s worth of daily entries. The entries are not dated, so you can take as long as you’d like to read through it without feeling constrained to a dated schedule.

I buddy read it with my Gran over the course of about a year and a half. We would each read the day’s entry, then share our thoughts with each other, which made reading through it a sweet experience I will always treasure.

There were some things I liked about the book and others that I didn’t.

Things I liked about it:

- The language used has been updated to be more seamless for the modern reader. (Some of Spurgeon’s writing elsewhere can feel a little dense and dated and thus requires more focus to get through at times.)

- The tone of the book is often very sweet and compassionate. Parts of it are beautifully poetic. I started reading through it after I lost my Dad and I found some of the entries comforting and gentle. Some of them even brought me to tears.

- The overall tone is encouraging and uplifting without being blatantly “breezy” (by that I mean breezing right on by hard things or sticking only to glossy subjects) or fluffy.

- The entries address a wide variety of circumstances, emotions, and seasons of life. I think most people could find entries that resonate with them to some degree.

Things I didn’t like about it:

- There are some passages that really did not age well. For example, on page 192, Spurgeon lauds Columbus’ voyage as having been arranged by God.

- There are a few entries in which Spurgeon paints God as an abusive tyrant with a big stick, which just does not line up with a faithful theology.

- There are a couple places where the stigma surrounding mental health that was more prevalent even a decade ago is evident. Spurgeon often tries to paint anxiety and depression as things that are incapable of existing alongside faith, which is just not true and is an idea that has been harmful to many people.

- There are a handful of entries which gloss over, diminish, negate, or attempt to bypass grief, loss, hardship, and deep spiritual wounds. They sometimes imply that we shouldn’t feel grief or pain because we still have God, regardless of who or what we have lost or what kind of pain we have endured. One passage says, “Our life is one long holiday when the Lord Jesus keeps us company,” in the context of someone who is walking through the valley of the shadow of death. There is an undercurrent of unhealthy coping that runs through some entries and attempts to invalidate the humanness of emotion, grief, and the process of healing.

- One entry suggests that healing of deep wounds should be immediate when we think about God’s love for us. While I realize that God’s love is healing and brings healing, the healing process is different for everyone and the time it takes to heal also varies, just as physical wounds do. Broad-brushing healing for everyone and reducing it to a singular experience that is put forth as the norm for all people who are hurting is not helpful.

- Some entries demonstrate a lack of awareness of the implications of the author’s ideas about God. For instance, one entry claims, “The most violent people could not move a finger if strength were not lent them by the Lord.” I understand what the author was trying to say here, but I found it poorly worded and couldn’t help thinking about the implications of that kind of theology of God. “So why does He lend it to them, then?” was the question I wrote in the margin. The page after that one claims, “Surely He who takes the trouble to give you a kingdom will not let you starve on the road to it.” Again, I understand what he was trying to say. But many people do starve. Words matter, and we have to follow our ideas through when we present them to make sure they align with a faithful theology. Glossiness and platitudes rarely correspond with reality.

- One entry suggests that poor people should just be content with their lot in life and trust God, excusing the people and systems that keep poor people poor instead of amplifying the social ethic Jesus taught. In another entry, Spurgeon tells people who have no income, friends, home, or health to focus on the fact that they have a Savior, therefore they “have all things.” Again, I realize what he was trying to say here, but it just doesn’t align with a loving approach when speaking directly to people who are homeless, jobless, and penniless (as he was in this entry). Telling people who have nothing that they have Jesus and then doing nothing to clothe or feed them goes against the values Jesus demonstrated.

- One entry claims, “Everything that happens to you is for your own good.” This is false and dangerous. While God promises to work everything out for good in the end, a lot of things that happen to people are just evil, crappy, and harmful. They aren’t for our own good and God doesn’t claim that they are (neither does the author of Romans). Abuse and other criminal offenses do not happen to us for our own good. That God might work things out for good later does not make the bad things that happen to us good. God brings and works goodness in spite of them. Evil is not good.

- He occasionally speaks using absolutes (always, never, etc.) which just don’t ring true. For example, on page 266, Spurgeon says, “Your faith will never be weak when you are weak, but when you are strong your faith cannot be strong.” Page 301 says, “Jesus’ power can only be perfectly revealed in His people by holding, keeping, and sustaining them in trouble.” (Emphases added.)

Overall, there were some really sweet sentiments and beautiful quotes throughout the book, but it is not one that I would recommend to a new believer or to someone who is not prepared to read it with discernment.
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