Charles Spurgeon is one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s most prolific writers. During his decades-long ministry in nineteenth-century England, Spurgeon preached thousands of sermons, heard by millions of listeners. He devoted his life to the clear exposition of the Bible, and led the Metropolitan Tabernacle to become the largest church of its time. More than one hundred years after his death, Charles Spurgeon continues to exert a powerful influence in the church and around the world. He remains a model preacher for pastors of every age.
This collection is an invaluable tool in both sermon preparation and understanding. The Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.) offers over 3,550 sermons from one of the most gifted speakers and blessed Christian leaders of our era. Also included are many of Spurgeon’s commentaries and lectures, his autobiography, The Sword and the Trowel, and much more. Enjoy the writings and wisdom of the English preacher who probably influenced more Christians on both sides of the Atlantic than any man of our era.
I have turned to Charles Spurgeon in these days for help, and I have not been disappointed. . . . I think the word ‘indefatigable’ was created for people like Charles Spurgeon.
—John Piper, pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church
There was no voice in the Victorian pulpit as resonant, no preacher as beloved by the people, no orator as prodigious as Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
—Hughes Oliphant Old, John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and dean, Institute for Reformed Worship, Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina
Spurgeon combined oratorical prowess and evangelistic fervor with a deep concern for social issues . . . . Despite both his fame and his larger-than-life talent, Spurgeon retained a sense of reverence for the responsibility and act of preaching.
—Richard Lischer, James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching, Duke Divinity School
Charles Haddon Spurgeon is one of evangelical Christianity’s immortals.
—Carl F. H. Henry, served as the first editor-in-chief, Christianity Today
Mr. Spurgeon laid his foundation in the Bible. His utterances abound with scriptural text, figure, metaphor, and allusion. Whatever he says sends his hearers to the sacred record. But starting from this basis, he has added to it a stock of reading such as few men can show in their talk or in their writing. He cannot be accused of not being a man of the world, or of not knowing the ways of the world, for he reads the Book and the book of nature too. His style is illustrated with almost pictorial brightness.
As sermons they stand alone. Unequalled by any other published sermons, by men now in the pulpit or by those of other generations.
Each setence is a cluster of diamonds, some rough, but all of them real. Each discourse has the genuine gospel ring that proves it to have been coined in the mint of heaven.
—The Christian, London
The Paul of his time.
—The Missionary Review
The impression I shall carry with me to my dying day was that of a man who had found life made real, noble, joyous, by his living faith in a living Christ, and who longed to impart to others the life which Christ had imparted to him.
—Lyman Abbot, pastor, Plymouth Church, 1888
Translated as Mr. Spurgeon’s Sermons have been into nearly all the languages of the world, their popularity at home is a fact that admits no dispute, and needs no enforcement. The subjects of many texts are handled by him in a manner that shows his complete mastery of the highest rhetorical art of exposition.
—The Daily Telegraph
The Logos edition makes this collection more widely available and easier to access. From the countless Scripture references linked straight to the biblical text to the powerful search tools in your digital library, the Logos edition lets you encounter Spurgeon like never before. Logos also makes navigating lengthy multi-volume works easier than ever— you can search topics and Scripture references instantly with a click. The Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.) is a must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone interested in studying one of the church’s most important preachers and prolific writers.
Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) was born in Kelvedon, Essex, England on June 19, 1834. He converted to Christianity in 1850 at a small Methodist chapel, to which he detoured during a snowstorm. While there, he heard a sermon on Isaiah 45:22 and was saved—“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.” He began his own ministry of preaching and teaching immediately, and preached more than 500 sermons by the age of 20.
In 1854, at 19 years of age, Spurgeon began preaching at the New Park Street Chapel in London. He was appointed to a six month trial position, which he requested be cut to three months should the congregation dislike his preaching. He gained instant fame, however, and the church grew from 232 members to more than five thousand at the end of his pastorate. Many of his sermons were published each week and regularly sold more than 25,000 copies in 20 languages. Throughout his ministry, Spurgeon estimated that he preached to more than 10,000,000 people. 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.
Spurgeon read six books per week during his adult life, and read Pilgrim’s Progress more than 100 times. In addition to his studying and preaching, Spurgeon also founded the Pastor’s College (now Spurgeon’s College), various orphanages and schools, mission chapels, and numerous other social institutions.
Charles Spurgeon suffered from poor health throughout his life. He died on January 31, 1892, and was buried in London.