Ballitch, Andrew S.; & Yuille, J. Stephen
“The Sum and Substance of the Gospel” introduces readers to the life and writings of one of the greatest preachers of the modern era, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892). Nathan A. Finn and Aaron Lumpkin’s introduction traces the life and ministry of this great London pastor, focusing on Spurgeon’s commitment to the gospel and the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, in forty-nine selections from Spurgeon’s sermons, writings, and correspondence, readers can see for themselves the way Spurgeon reveled in the glories of Jesus Christ, His saving work, and its effects upon the believer.
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The Life and Piety of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Nathan A. Finn (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as Provost and Dean of the University Faculty at North Greenville University. He and his wife Leah have four children.
Aaron Lumpkin (Ph.D. Candidate, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as Campus Minister and Director of Faith & Service at Missouri Baptist University. He and his wife Sara have three children.
“Personal piety seems to be on the wane in twenty-first-century evangelicalism. Thus, I was delighted to see “The Sum and Substance of the Gospel”: The Christ-Centered Piety of Charles Haddon Spurgeon produced by Nathan A. Finn and Aaron Lumpkin. Finn and Lumpkin skillfully bring Spurgeon’s life and ministry to bear, especially his sermons, on the Christian life and personal sanctification. Every reader will be challenged in his or her walk with Christ and will gain an even deeper appreciation for Charles Spurgeon.” — Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City
“As we circle the massive mountain of Spurgeon’s works (the largest body of works by a single author in the history of Christianity), it is easy to become overwhelmed and wonder, Where shall I begin the ascent? I heartily commend this marvelous little volume as a great starting place! The selections are outstanding, every one of them centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are delightfully brief, wisely arranged, and each one radiates with the unique gift of Spurgeon to capture our sublime Savior and His great salvation in words that become living and active in our hearts.” — Andy Davis, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Durham, North Carolina