This Saturday, November 16, we will have Tom Nettles speak at our Evening with Spurgeon. The author of the latest biography on the great man, his work is being praised as the new standard. Dr. Nettles will present two separate addresses that evening. He will begin by sharing the amazing story of Spurgeon and then go on to talk about his relevance today. It’s going to be a wonderful time together.
As a primer, I wanted to share with you an excerpt from Justin Taylor’s blog. Below is a list of accomplishments by the Prince of Preachers.
- Charles Spurgeon often worked 18 hours a day.
- His collected sermons fill 63 volumes (the largest set by a single author in church history).
- He read six books a week and could recall their contents.
- He read through The Pilgrim’s Progress more than 100 times.
- 14,460 people were added to his church’s membership, and he did most of the membership interviews himself.
- He trained 900 men to the pastorate.
- He founded an orphanage.
- He edited a magazine.
- He produced more than 140 books.
- He received 500 letters a week to respond to.
- More than 25,000 copies of his sermons were printed each week.
- He often preached 10 times a week in various churches.
- He did all this while suffering from gout, rheumatism, and Bright’s disease—living only to the age of 57.
- And his wife was ill most of that time.