“I do believe in my heart that there may be as much holiness in a laugh as in a cry; and that, sometimes, to laugh is the better thing of the two, for I may weep, and be murmuring, and repining, and thinking all sorts of bitter thoughts against God; while, at another time, I may laugh the laugh of sarcasm against sin, and so evince a holy earnestness in the defense of the truth. I do not know why ridicule is to be given up to Satan as a weapon to be used against us, and not to be employed by us as a weapon against him.” ~From Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students
One of the most eloquent men of his day, Spurgeon started charities, fought against liberalism, and endured depression with laughter and joy.
He was one of those rare theologians who lived a life of sacrifice while also enjoying good food and a fine cigar. However, the center of Spurgeon’s ministry was preaching the Gospel and changing hearts, and these lectures for aspiring pastors never forgets the center of the ministry: love for Christ and for the lost.
This book contains Spurgeon's unabridged Lectures to My Students (Volumes 1-3).
THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SERIES: The authors in the Christian Heritage Series paid a high price for the words you see before you. Not all paid with blood, but each spent his life fighting for the truth. This faithful sacrifice has become a rich inheritance for the Church in our day, even though it is often neglected. The Christian Heritage Series aims to put these important theological classics on every Christian’s bookshelf in colorful, well-crafted, and affordable volumes, with introductions written by those that love the books and their heritage.
AUTHOR: Charles Spurgeon
INTRODUCTION: Michael Reeves
PAGE COUNT: 630 pages
PUB. DATE: September 29, 2020 (first published in 1875)
My husband is pleased to have received this book for Christmas and is already diving in. I look forward to hearing about it from him (and maybe stealing it for a few minutes myself). Thank you, Canon, for the recommendation!
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