The 19th century English pastor Charles Spurgeon has been influential in the lives of believers and Christian leaders for as far back as Spurgeon's own ministry. Though I've heard him quoted many times in my life as a believer, I've never made myself familiar with the man himself and his work.
Tom Nettles has provided a masterful biography/survey of Spurgeon's theology in his new book LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: THE LIFE AND PASTORAL THEOLOGY OF CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON. The book is over 700 pages long, and it is packed with well-researched exposition of the life and theological thought of Spurgeon. Nettles covers Spurgeon's background and rise to pastoral leadership, and throughout the book, he shows us the heart of the man who has influenced so many people and pointed people to the Christ he loved deeply. Spurgeon had a pastoral heart, and he was driven by a desire to see people saved.
LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH is an incredible resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the life and thought of Charles Spurgeon. It's not a book you can get through quickly, but it's one that any believer would benefit from.
Review copy provided by Christian Focus