The greatest of all tragedies must be that of the person who dies just outside the gate of life. They are standing, as it were, just outside the wicket gate to the church grounds – seeing the beauty of the building, knowing the people going in – but not stepping over the threshold themselves. Almost saved but altogether lost.
This is a book of immeasurable value to those who have some knowledge of the Christian Faith but who are resisting God’s call to commit their lives to him. No Christian should be without a copy, to either lend or give away to a friend or acquaintance who may be lingering at the gate.
Around the Wicket Gate is written in Spurgeon’s unique style – sharp, penetrating, and easily readable. One of the most quoted preachers of modern times, his sermons have proved to be a blessing to millions. For someone thinking about Christianity, who has yet to accept Christ as their savior, reading this book could help them towards the most important step they ever take.
C. H. Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, was one of the most influential people of the second half of the 19th Century. At the heart of his desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant he did not neglect his pastoral ministry.
… one of the most famous books that the kind, loving, extraordinary Christian, C. H. Spurgeon, ever wrote. If you are just mildly interested in what is a Christian and how people become followers of Jesus Christ, then there is no more straightforward and fascinating book for you to read but this.
- Geoff Thomas, Conference Speaker and author, Aberystwyth, Wales
With … deep and profound simplicity, Spurgeon adorns every page of this evangelistic booklet. Read this book for your own edification and give it to a lost friend for a clear explanation of the gospel and an earnest and friendly appeal to believe.
- Tom J. Nettles, Former Senior Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
… combines razor–sharp spiritual diagnoses, timeless and helpful illustrations, and a clear route back to Jesus Christ as the only source of personal freedom, forgiveness and future hope.
- Alasdair MacLeod, Minister, Smithon Church, Inverness, Scotland
Reading Around the Wicket Gate again brought back to mind the moment that both my wife and I trusted in Jesus for salvation– together! We had been asked by a friend to church and the word preached had a powerful and profound effect on us both. But it was later through reading this book that we came to trust in Jesus by simply accepting the gift of salvation. I hope this little book will be used again by The Lord to bring many others to himself.
- Iain MacAskill, Pastor, Stirling Free Church of Scotland, Stirling
If you grew up with a vague familiarity with Christianity, but it never meant much to you, read this book. Like no one else, Spurgeon lays out the simplicity, the power and the truth of the good news of Jesus. This classic gospel appeal … may be life–changing for you.
- John Folmar, Senior Pastor, United Christian Church of Dubai