Tom Carter began reading Spurgeon in his late teens, picking out striking statements from the nineteenth-century British pastor’s sermons and quoting them in his Bible teaching. After spending ten years reading all of Spurgeon’s 3,561 sermons, Tom compiled this book of 2,200 quotations. The quotations are alphabetically arranged by subject, with a section on specific Scripture texts, from Genesis to Revelation. Carter has included a subject index and a Scripture index, too.
A marvelous reference tool, but much more. It is one of those rare books that will compel you to keep on reading—and still wish for more. This profound collection is certain to be a treasured and much-used volume.
I have read Spurgeon more than any other single author outside the Bible. My own soul has rejoiced a thousand times in the spiritual perception provided by the prince of preachers. Thom Carter has done us all a favor in capturing the more poignant insights of that London Divine. These spiritual insights are now yours for quick reference.
—W. A. Criswell
An excellent anthology of Spurgeon quotations, arranged both topically and by Bible reference. Spurgeon is the master of illustration and the “illuminating remark” that makes Scripture live.
Hardly any preacher can afford to be without this volume. It is invaluable in stirring thought and imagination, suggesting ways of presenting biblical truth, and providing material for quotation. Perhaps as important, the book can be read devotionally.
—Jay Adams, from the Foreword
Tom Carter earned a B.A. from the University of Idaho, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dinuba, CA. Carter is the author of 13 Crucial Questions Jesus Wants to Ask You and They Knew How to Pray.