Life and Works of Charles Spurgeon by
Henry Davenport Northrop, D. D.
An Earnest Warning About
Children Brought to Christ
Coming Judgement of the
Secrets of Men
Confession of Sin - A Sermon with Seven
Declension from First Love
Encouragement for the
False Professors Solemnly
Found by Jesus and Finding Jesus
The Character of Christ's
The Covenant Promise of the
The Need and Nature of
The Welcome Visitor
Spurgeon is considered to be one of the most outstanding ministers of the gospel in the
history of the Christian church. He was often called the "Prince of Preachers."
Charles was saved when he was 15 in a Methodist chapel when a lay preacher exhorted him to
"Look! Look! Look!" to Christ for eternal salvation. He began to preach when he
was 16 and at age 19 was called to become pastor of the historic New Park Street Chapel,
which had fallen on hard times, with about 200 worshippers hearing Charles' first sermon.
He took London by storm, quickly filling the building with 1200. When the building was
enlarged, it was soon filled once more. Later the Metropolitan Tabernacle was built. It
held 6,500 sitting and standing. In a few short years hundreds of thousands were reading
his printed Sunday sermons.
In his lifetime, Mr. Spurgeon wrote about 140 books, established an orphanage that grew to
house 500 children, published a magazine (The Sword and Trowel), and founded the Pastors'
College that trained nearly 900 men for the Christian ministry.
Spurgeon was truly a man mighty in word and deed. Reading his life and sermons will surely
bless and strengthen your heart and spiritual life.