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.
In Lectures to My Students, Spurgeon has written the ultimate how-to guide for preachers. This volume covers the basics of preaching, such as the nuts-and-bolts of choosing a text and composing a sermon. Spurgeon, the master orator, also advises students on the mechanics of spontaneous sermons and impromptu speech, admitting that such a talent takes time and effort. He also laments that pastors often find themselves out of place—“speckled birds,” in his words—unable to conduct themselves in ordinary social circumstances. This practical guide will be of enormous benefit to pastors and preachers.
Spurgeon compiled a second volume of Lectures in response to the overwhelmingly positive reception of his first volume. This volume contains detailed lectures on the role of the Holy Spirit during sermon preparation and delivery. Spurgeon also writes at length about the practical mechanics of sermon delivery, such as vocal inflection, hand gestures, eye contact, and attention to posture.
Volume three of Spurgeon’s Lectures teaches preachers how to use illustrations and stories within their sermons. Preaching, at its most basic level, helps the congregation find their place in the narrative arc of Scripture, making storytelling an integral component. This volume reveals Spurgeon’s method of artfully integrating illustrations and stories into his sermons, along with other creative ways to make the text come alive. That thousands returned each week to hear Spurgeon preach testifies to the remarkable success of Spurgeon’s method.
Commenting and Commentaries, the fourth volume of Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students, has become one of the most widely accessed and cited reference works on Bible commentaries. Spurgeon judged too many sermons as “flashy, rather than fleshy; clever, rather than solid; entertaining, rather than impressive.” He pleaded for more expository preaching, and for more preachers equipped to expound the Word. Spurgeon compiled this volume of commentaries to help preachers select and employ commentaries for the study of Scripture and the preaching of the World.
Spurgeon was a voracious reader. During his lifetime, he read thousands of books and acquired familiarity with astounding number of commentators. This volume contains notes and background information for thousands of volumes of commentary on Scripture, along with detailed introductions to many of the most important commentators, including Matthew Henry, John Calvin, Matthew Poole, John Trapp, John Gill, Adam Clarke, Albert Barnes, John Kitto, John Albert Bengel, Henry Alford, and others. He also urges pastors to read diligently, and use concordances wisely. This practical volume is a must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone seeking a guide to the countless volumes written on Scripture.
The thrust of the New Testament, and the central aspect of the Gospel, is one of grace. Throughout his career as a preacher and teacher, Spurgeon reflected on God’s grace. The best-selling All of Grace contains chapters on justification, forgiveness, faith, the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, and much more. Since its first publication more than a century ago, All of Grace has sold more than one million copies!
Throughout his lifetime, Spurgeon preached thousands of sermons. Able to the Uttermost contains 20 sermons on a variety of topics, taken from manuscripts not discovered until after Spurgeon’s death. These sermons are not found in the The New Park Street Pulpit or the The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.
This sequel to All of Grace contains an additional 20 sermons and addresses. Whereas the first volume introduces readers to grace, these sermons explain the promise of grace—the content of the promise, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the words of Jesus regarding the implications for the future.
This volume contains practical and helpful explanations of salvation. Although themes of grace permeate the whole of Spurgeon’s writing, it is the special focus of Advice for Seekers. Spurgeon draws from the life of Jesus and the full range of Scriptural teaching on grace to convince seekers of the benefits of salvation.
In Barbed Arrows, the enormous amount of content in Spurgeon’s preaching and writing has been condensed and organized by topic. From anecdotes, short stories, and insightful quotations, Barbed Arrows contains the most quotable and most accessible compilation of Spurgeon’s preaching and writing available anywhere.
Spurgeon uses a checkbook as a metaphor for the promises of God—promises endorsed by God and accepted as our own. The Chequebook of the Bank of Faith contains daily readings designed to encourage believers, using Scripture, personal testimony, and stories from Spurgeon’s own life.
First written in the 1890s, Daily Help received enthusiastic support, and gained wide acceptance for devotional use. This volume includes a reading for each day, in which Spurgeon reflects on Scripture passages, prayer, and theological topics. It is accessible, readable, and employs the extensive use of illustrations and storytelling to make the text of Scripture come alive. Daily Help engages readers in Scripture every day of the year.
Agricultural metaphors permeate Scripture. In Genesis, we learn of Abel tending flocks and Cain working the fields. In the Psalms we read of God’s creation—plants, animals, and the variety of life. Jesus told parables of sowing and harvesting. Today, the church still uses such metaphors—planting the seed of the Gospel in the hearts of others.
Charles Spurgeon, keenly aware of the prominence of agriculture both in the Bible and in his own congregation, wrote and preached sermons specifically for farms. Farm Sermons contains 19 sermons which draw from texts in the Bible on farming, harvesting, and working in nature.
A companion volume to Barbed Arrows from the Quiver of C. H. Spurgeon, this volume contains additional illustrations and notes jotted down by Spurgeon himself on his travels. Feathers for Arrows includes hundreds of metaphors, stories, and other anecdotes not found in his sermons, along with additional clippings from Spurgeon’s favorite writings.
Flashes of Thought was originally intended for his original listeners looking to revisit important points of his sermons. Today, this volume reveals the striking and suggestive elements of Spurgeon’s vast corpus of lectures, addresses, and sermons. Flashes of Thought contains 1,000 thought-provoking excerpts from Spurgeon’s preaching, newly organized for quick reference.
Spurgeon was deeply influenced by Puritan writings, and especially Thomas Manton’s commentary on Psalm 119. Spurgeon praised Manton for his clear and sound exposition of Scripture. In Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden, Spurgeon acknowledges his indebtedness to his spiritual heritage in the Puritan. This book contains excerpts from Puritan writings, along with reflections and commentary from Spurgeon himself.
George Fox: An Address Delivered to the Society of Friends contains Spurgeon’s address on November 6, 1866 to the Society of Friends. George Fox was the founder of the Society of Friends and lived through the English Civil War. Spurgeon acknowledges not only the theological influence of Fox, but also the lasting impact of the Quakers in social matters.
Gleanings among the Sheaves, one of Spurgeon’s earliest publications, contains more than one hundred meditations and short reflections on diverse topics, including prayer, beauty, poverty, faith, and doubt. He also writes at length on religion as a personal matter. Some reflections are brief; others longer; but all have resulted from extended thought and reflection.
Throughout his decades-long ministry, Spurgeon’s greatest aim was to lead people to Christ, and children were no exception. A Good Start contains messages on character formation and spiritual growth. He warns children against the dangers and pitfalls which can derail their faith, and offers accessible and practical advice.
Spurgeon’s commentary on the entire book of Matthew, The Gospel of the Kingdom was written during the final years of his life. He died before seeing a final proof of the manuscript, and did not live to see the popularity of his commentary. This verse-by-verse commentary on the entire Gospel of Matthew is written with the same elegance characteristic of The Treasury of David, his commentary on Psalms. He shows that the concept of God’s Kingdom predominates throughout the narrative structure of the book, and reveals a unique revelation of Jesus’ ministry.
The Interpreter: Spurgeon Devotional Bible contains the text of the entire Bible, along with Spurgeon’s reflections on nearly every verse. This Bible, arranged topically instead of canonically, allows readers to experience the text of Scripture along with Charles Spurgeon himself. His commentary illuminates the texts, and provides notes on interpretation and application of the Bible.
Spurgeon led a public life—his books were widely read, he preached before thousands of people each week, he was one of the most prolific writers in the history of Christianity. The Letters of Charles Haddon Spurgeon reveals the private side of Spurgeon and his ministry. This volume contains letters from Spurgeon to friends, relatives, and members of his church. It also includes letters to the editors of newspapers and periodicals. Spurgeon’s correspondence discusses theology, personal matters, the church, the work of his colleagues, and much more.
Charles Spurgeon traveled to Stambourne in the spring of 1891 during an extended illness. Stambourne held special meaning for Charles Spurgeon, because his grandfather, James Spurgeon, had served as pastor in the city. This retreat provided an opportunity for reflection on the village and the meaning of the surrounding countryside. Memories of Stambourne contains anecdotes on the people and places of the village, and amounts to a concise history of the region from Spurgeon’s perspective.
Message to the Multitude is among the last of Spurgeon’s literary works. Spurgeon edited this volume during the closing weeks of his life, and it was published after his death. He chose these sermons because they display Spurgeon’s clear style, his adherence to the biblical text, and a full range of illustrations, stories, and metaphors.
The history of the Metropolitan Tabernacle—the church, for many years, at the center of Spurgeon’s preaching ministry—reaches back nearly four centuries, long before Spurgeon’s popularity solidified its place in church history. Since 1650, preachers such as Benjamin Keach, John Gill, and others have spoken from behind its pulpit. The church first formed despite an act of Parliament prohibiting its existence, and through the years became a center of Baptist thought and known for its influential preachers. The Metropolitan Tabernacle: Its History and Work tells the history of the church from Spurgeon’s unique perspective.
Pain and sorrow are part of the Christian life—a fact recognizable since the Psalmist composed words of lament, and acknowledged in Spurgeon’s volume on the subject. In The Mourner’s Comforter, Spurgeon looks to the words of Isaiah to address the most difficult of human emotions. Isaiah, although an Old Testament prophet, anticipates the message of the Gospel—that Christ meets our needs—and speaks powerfully to those who mourn.
Only a Prayer Meeting contains 40 addresses designed to help pastors and prayer leaders. These addresses—first delivered for the prayer meetings of the Metropolitan Tabernacle—are devoted to a Scriptural exposition of prayer, and draw from the full range of passages on the topics. Spurgeon also addresses the confession of sin, and illustrates the efficacy of prayer.
For years, the congregation at the Metropolitan Tabernacle used two hymnals—one compiled by John Rippon and the other by Isaac Watts. The confusion caused by two hymnals prompted the church to compile this new hymnal during the years of Charles Spurgeon. Our Own Hymn Book reflects the sentiments of the church and Spurgeon’s influence. It contains the texts of hundreds of hymns, plus metrical arrangements of all 150 Psalms.
Spurgeon’s prayers reveal a pastor in deep communion with God. The Pastor in Prayer contains an extensive collection of Spurgeon’s prayers—some written, but many extemporaneous. The Pastor in Prayer articulate Spurgeon’s theology perhaps more than any other volume. Through pleading intercession and devout confession, Spurgeon’s prayers help readers understand God using his own intimate words.
In The Saint and His Savior, Spurgeon has written what amounts to a basic introduction to the experience of God. He writes on the subject of religious experience, dealing in particular with the experience of beginning Christians. Spurgeon offers counsel “to comfort the mourner, to confirm the weak, to guide the wandering, and reassure the doubting.”
In Sermons in Candles Spurgeon explores the endless relationship between light and darkness—found in Scripture, and found in daily experiences. From the “the people walking in darkness” to God’s command to “let there be light,” these themes are pervasive throughout the Bible. Sermons in Candles offers Spurgeon’s thoughts on the metaphor of light and darkness, and contains a rich source of illustrations for pastors and teachers.
In addition to his weekly preaching, Spurgeon was often invited to conferences and other gatherings. This volume compiles the best of Spurgeon’s speeches, and contains 18 speeches delivered between 1864 and 1878. Included are Spurgeon’s lectures on biblical authority, mission, prayer, and faith. In these lectures, Spurgeon works out the conceptual scaffolding which lies behind his sermons, and provides clues to his theological and intellectual development.
Each of Spurgeon’s sermons contains artful illustrations—many of which were drawn from nature. Spurgeon continually saw and experienced God’s providential work in nature, and frequently integrated creation themes into his preaching and writing. This volume contains addresses on creation, the Garden of Eden, planting and harvest, the seasons, and dozens more.
We Endeavor contains Spurgeon’s lectures to members of The Young People’s Society of Endeavour, a group devoted to service, honor, stewardship, and discerning the work of the Holy Spirit. In this volume, Spurgeon lectures on these themes with honesty about the cost of service and the gravity of God’s call. Christ never promised that following him would be easy, as the lives of the apostles and the history of persecution show.
Spurgeon was a master illustrator. His sermons are full of vivid accounts and memorable illustrations which bring the message of the Gospel to life. In What the Stones Say, Spurgeon uses stones to illustrate the message of the Gospel. He draws from the imagery of stones in the Bible and the stories of stones in daily life. This volume also contains useful illustrations for preachers and teachers to use in their own ministries.
This volume is addressed to pastors, teachers, and others involved in the daily task of ministry. Spurgeon writes Words of Counsel for Christian Workers to help Christian leaders avoid the pitfalls of public life—pride and dishonesty, especially—and to encourage pastors through hardships. Spurgeon draws extensively from Scripture, focusing on the individuals in the biblical narrative who felt God’s call and rose to the challenge.
During his ministry on earth, Christ warned the world about the dire consequences of sin and the ramifications of rejecting the Son of God. Many believe in Jesus and are saved from sin; others face the wrath of God. In Words of Warning for Daily Life, Spurgeon confronts apathy and indifference among Christians, and offers practical—yet stern—advice on living well.
Words of Wisdom for Daily Living contains concise stories and reflection on a variety of biblical, theological, and social topics. Spurgeon writes on pride and sloth, on economic issues, and on social issues such as capital punishment. Spurgeon’s advice displays a remarkable amount of intellect, wisdom, and wit.
One of Spurgeon’s last addresses, The Greatest Fight in the World attained wide circulation and was immediately translated into multiple languages. Using the metaphor of battle, Spurgeon divides his address into three sections—one on armory, one on army, and one on the strength of the church. This volume, as one of Spurgeon’s last, fittingly expresses his zeal for doing the ministry of God for the service of the church.
Spurgeon devoted more than 40 years of preaching to the task of soul-winning. Taken from Spurgeon’s manuscripts, The Soul Winner contains lectures delivered on the subject to the students of Pastors’ College. The first six chapters contain the college lectures, along with four addresses delivered to Sunday school teachers, open-air preachers, and others gathered at the Monday evening prayer meetings at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.
A Catechism, With Proofs is a manual compiled by Spurgeon and drawing from the Westminster Assembly and various Baptist catechisms. This catechism was used widely in Spurgeon’s congregation, and addresses the most pressing theological and pastoral needs of the church. The concise question-and-answer format makes this volume accessible for lay readers and scholars alike, and offers an insightful window into the faith of the congregation at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.
What is faith? The writer of Hebrews wrote at length on the subject, and generations of Christians have pondered this question—and its answers. Wrestling with faith and doubt are a natural component to Christianity, but what exactly is meant by the term ‘faith’? In this volume, Spurgeon weighs in. Faith: What It Is and What It Leads To includes chapters on the object of faith, the relationship between faith and reason, the ground of faith, the result of faith, and much more.
This volume contains Spurgeon’s addresses to the annual conference at the Pastor’s College, delivered each year from 1872 to 1890. Spurgeon regarded these conferences as his most important events of the year, and devoted significant time to preparing these addresses. These addresses represent the focal points of Spurgeon’s ministry of preaching and teaching. As such, An All-Round Ministry includes addresses on faith, individuality, strength in weakness, the evils of the current age, and more.
In this volume, Spurgeon uses a gate as a metaphor for Christianity—we are passing through, and ought to pause to reflect. Some of the most important ministry, after all, takes place before our very eyes. Spurgeon encourages his readers to awaken to the importance of their position in the world and realize the necessity of salvation for themselves and for others. This volume contains a series of reflections on that awakening: the exclusivity of salvation in Christ, faith in the person of Jesus, obstacles to belief, and more. Around the Wicket Gate also introduces readers to many of the themes developed in Spurgeon’s sermons and other works.
Christ’s incarnation constitutes perhaps the most important event in God’s relationship with his creation. This volume contains expositions of key themes associated with Jesus birth. Spurgeon also writes at length on the work of salvation and the life of Jesus as the fulfillment of prophecy. He includes key Scripture texts on Christ’s work, and what the incarnation reveals about God.
The life of faith can be filled with uncertainty. Although we can be confident in our salvation, challenges arise. Clue of the Maze contains Spurgeon’s reflections on the challenges of Christianity, including a dozen reflections on doubt, uncertainty, and the various obstacles to Christian belief.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,” and told his disciples that no one could enter the kingdom of heaven unless they did so “as a little child.” Scripture contains countless stories about children. In Come Ye Children, Spurgeon draws from the wisdom of Scripture and offers exposition on passages about children.
Charles Spurgeon’s wife had a profound effect on her husband’s ministry. This biography traces the events of her life, her influence on her husband, and her fundraising and charity efforts. This volume also contains excerpts from her correspondence and various autobiographical materials.
John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress was undoubtedly Spurgeon’s favorite book. He read it more than a hundred times throughout this lifetime. This volume, Pictures from Pilgrim’s Progress collections Spurgeon’s various reflections and addresses on Bunyan’s important work. Some of this material first appeared in The Sword and the Trowel, also included in this collection; other material is unique to this volume. Pictures from Pilgrim’s Progress was compiled and edited by Thomas Spurgeon and published in 1903. Twenty chapters in all, this is a helpful volume of introductory material and commentary on Bunyan’s classic.
This volume records the events and addresses from Spurgeon’s Jubilee Service in 1884. It includes addresses by luminaries such as Dwight Moody, and received international attention.
This volume was one of the first of the numerous biographies of Charles Spurgeon to appear, and was written by James T. Allen the year of Spurgeon’s death. It recounts Spurgeon’s childhood years, his ministry, his rise to fame throughout the world, and the later years of his life.
Volume one contains sermons 1–53.
Volume two contains sermons 54–106.
Volume three contains sermons 107–164.
Volume four contains sermons 165–224.
Volume five contains sermons 225–285.
Volume six contains sermons 286–347.
Volume seven contains sermons 348–426.
Volume eight contains sermons 427–486.
Volume nine contains sermons 487–546.
Volume ten contains sermons 547–606.
Volume eleven contains sermons 607–667.
Volume twelve contains sermons 668–727.
Volume thirteen contains sermons 728–787.
Volume fourteen contains sermons 788–847.
Volume fifteen contains sermons 848–907.
Volume sixteen contains sermons 908–967.
Volume seventeen contains sermons 968–1,027.
Volume eighteen contains sermons 1,028–1,088.
Volume nineteen contains sermons 1,089–1,149.
Volume twenty contains sermons 1,150–1,209.
Volume twenty-one contains sermons 1,210–1,270.
Volume twenty-two contains sermons 1,271–1,330.
Volume twenty-three contains sermons 1,331–1,390.
Volume twenty-four contains sermons 1,391–1,450.
Volume twenty-five contains sermons 1,451–1,510.
Volume twenty-six contains sermons 1,511–1,574.
Volume twenty-seven contains sermons 1,575–1,636.
Volume twenty-eight contains sermons 1,637–1,697.
Volume twney-nine contains sermons 1,698–1,756.
Volume thirty contains sermons 1,757–1,815.
Volume thirty-one contains sermons 1,816–1,876.
Volume thirty-two contains sermons 1,877–1,937.
Volume thirty-three contains sermons 1,938–2000.
Volume thirty-four contains sermons 2,001–2,061.
Volume thirty-five contains sermons 2,062–2,120.
Volume thirty-six contains sermons 2,121–2,181.
Volume thirty-seven contains sermons 2,182–2,236.
Volume thirty-eight contains sermons 2,237–2,288.
Volume thirty-nine contains sermons 2,289–2,341.
Volume forty contains sermons 2,342–2,393.
Volume forty-one contains sermons 2,394–2,445.
Volume forty-two contains sermons 2,2446–2,497.
Volume forty-three contains sermons 2,498–2,549.
Volume forty-four contains sermons 2,550–2,602.
Volume forty-five contains sermons 2,603–2,655.
Volume forty-six contains sermons 2,656–2,707.
Volume forty-seven contains sermons 2,708–2,759.
Volume forty-eight contains sermons 2,760–2,811.
Volume forty-nine contains sermons 2,812–2,863.
Volume fifty contains sermons 2,864–2,915.
Volume fifty-one contains sermons 2,916–2,967.
Volume fifty-two contains sermons 2,968–3,019.
Volume fifty-three contains sermons 3,020–3,072.
Volume fifty-four contains sermons 3,073–3,124.
Volume fifty-five contains sermons 3,125–3,177.
Volume fifty-six contains sermons 3,178–3,230.
Volume fifty-seven contains sermons 3,231–3,282.
Volume fifty-eight contains sermons 3,283–3,334.
Volume fifty-nine contains sermons 3,335–3,386.
Volume sixty contains sermons 3,387–3,439.
Volume sixty-one contains sermons 3,440–3492.
Volume sixty-two contains sermons 3,493–3,544.
Volume sixty-three contains sermons 3,545–3,561.
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.