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Encouragement for the Depressed

, 2020
ISBN: 9781433570636



For those who are struggling in their daily walk with God, or living in the dark of night waiting for the light of day, there is hope. Encouragement for the Depressed, by esteemed 19th-century pastor Charles Spurgeon, is a gracious reminder that little faith is still saving faith. Spurgeon himself was not unfamiliar with depression, having dealt with it for most of his life. With personal experience and pastoral care, Spurgeon encourages both the new believer struggling to grasp the tenets of the faith and the experienced Christian struggling to enjoy the truths they once cherished to hold fast, for God is faithful.

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  • Title: Encouragement for the Depressed
  • Author: Charles Spurgeon
  • Series: The Crossway Short Classics Series
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2020
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Pages: 102
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Depressed persons › Religious life; Depression, mental › Religious aspects--Christianity; Depression, mental › Biblical teaching
  • ISBNs: 9781433570636, 9781433570667, 9781433570643, 9781433570650
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-11-03T15:59:36Z
Charles Spurgeon

C. H. Spurgeon (1834–1892) is one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s most prolific writers. He converted to Christianity in 1850 at a small Methodist chapel and began his own ministry immediately, preaching more than 500 sermons by the age of 20. Logos has collected his sermons in The Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 vols.).

Spurgeon was the pastor of New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle). Many of his sermons were published each week and regularly sold more than 25,000 copies in 20 languages. Spurgeon is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” by Reformed Christians and Baptists.

Spurgeon founded the Pastor’s College (now Spurgeon’s College) in London. Dwight L. Moody was deeply influenced by Spurgeon’s preaching, and founded the Moody Bible Institute after seeing Spurgeon’s work at the Pastor’s College in London.

By the time of Spurgeon’s death in 1892, he had preached almost 3,600 sermons and published, also under the name Charles H. Spurgeon, 49 volumes of commentaries, along with numerous books of sayings, devotions, and more. The Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.) contains over 3,550 sermons from this gifted speaker and leader and his most-loved works like The Treasury of David, Lectures to My Students, The Sword and Trowel, and dozens of other volumes. Also available from Logos is Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians, and the Spurgeon Sermon Upgrade Collection (2 vols.).


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  1. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch


    This new Crossway version of Spurgeon’s two short works, “Encouragement for the Depressed” and “The Minister’s Fainting Fits”, was a welcome read. It’s been many decades since I’ve read these works, and with only minor “updates”, this new edition is easier to read and thus hopefully will reach a whole new audience. When I experienced some of my darkest days, the words of Spurgeon were a great source of comfort. Now as I enter into the latter years of ministry, I especially recommend the second work in this book to my fellow pastors and church leaders. Spurgeon speaks from his own experience as he describes the depths of depression that ironically come with success! He advocates strongly, and reaches my stubborn heart, when he advocates for self care for those in ministry. Really grateful for this re-read and to have these works to be easily available again!