It was one hundred and twenty years ago today that Charles Haddon Spurgeon finished his earthly race. He was 57 years old. The life and legacy of Spurgeon is well known. He was London’s most popular preacher during the second half of the 19th century. He was passionately and thoroughly biblical and unusually gifted in his mental and oratory abilities. He was also incredibly prolific. The manuscripts of his sermons fill 63 volumes, which, according to  Eric Hayden, “stands alone as the largest set of books by a single author in the history of Christianity.”
Keep reading because down below I’ll be giving away a little piece of history—a sermon manuscript page that has been heavily amended by Spurgeon himself.
Some of Spurgeon’s most well-know writings include
Much of Spurgeon’s content is also available in compilations, such as these:
In recent times, biographies have been written by Lewis Drummond , Arnold Dallimore , and Iain Murray . John Piper also presented a biographical message of his life titled “Preaching Through Adversity ,” which you can read or listen to.
To learn about Spurgeon’s life from the man himself, you can read his autobiography, which he published in two parts:
Lots of sermon manuscripts and other writings--as well as links to a ton of other Spurgeon-themed websites--can be found at The Spurgeon Archive .
And if you’re looking for a huge collection of Spurgeon quotes, catalogued by theme, look no further than Spurgeon.us .
To mark this date, I am giving away a sermon manuscript page from a Charles Spurgeon sermon preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Sunday, October 12, 1890. The page was heavily amended by the Prince of preachers himself before the sermon went to the printers. This prize has been graciously donated by Rare Document Traders .
It comes with the sermon manuscript page, as well as a printed page giving the sermon text itself and title, a picture suitable for framing and a certificate of validation and authenticity from Spurgeon's College in London (see an example ). I recently purchased one of these myself as a gift, so can attest that it's genuine. It will look something like this:
This particular sermon had as its text 1 Peter 2:3: "If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious." The title is "The Test of Taste.”
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