Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon (June 19, 1834 -January 31, 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the "Prince of Preachers". This despite the fact that he was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, against liberalism and pragmatic theological tendencies even in his day.
In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people, often up to 10 times each week at different places. His sermons have been translated into many languages. Spurgeon was the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) in London for 38 years. He was part of several controversies with the Baptist Union of Great Britain and later had to leave that denomination. In 1857, he started a charity organization called Spurgeon's which now works globally. He also founded Spurgeon's College, which was named after him posthumously.
Spurgeon was a prolific author of many types of works including sermons, an autobiography, a commentary, books on prayer, a devotional, a magazine, poetry, hymnist, and more. Many sermons were transcribed as he spoke and were translated into many languages during his lifetime.
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This is a great daily reading book and very well priced. I use it every day and so glad I found it for my iPhone.
I highly recommend it. Well pleased. :)
Good but needs tidying
Great to have this helpful text on my iPhone, and very reasonable too. My only complaint is that there are quite a few readings with the endings cut off. It's as if the word limit has been reached for the reading and Spurgeon is cut short in his exhortation or encouragement. Gets quite annoying...
I have been using Morning & Evening Daily Devotions every other year for the past 14 years. Spurgeons' reflections often cut deep to the marrow giving one plenty to meditate on if you desire to. It is very helpful to start and end your day with God. His style of prose is I think easily understood even for modern day language, but that maybe impart because I have read him for so long. I am delighted to have come across the app for my iPod touch. For me though it is not so much about the application but the treasures you find within the writings themselves to nourish and help sustain your spiritual growth.