Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Alexander Melville. Spurgeon produced powerful charles spurgeon books on prayer pdf of penetrating thought and precise exposition. His oratory skills held his listeners spellbound in the Metropolitan Tabernacle and many Christians hold his writings in exceptionally high regard among devotional literature.
Source of info from Charles H. From Baptizing in the Jordan by Silas X. 6 January 1850, at age 15. God opened his heart to the salvation message. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else. Later that year on 4 April 1850, he was admitted to the church at Newmarket.
Later that same year he moved to Cambridge, where he later became a Sunday school teacher. From the beginning of his ministry his style and ability were considered to be far above average. This was the largest Baptist congregation in London at the time, although it had dwindled in numbers for several years. Westbourne Grove Church, an older man who along with Spurgeon went on to found the London Baptist Association.
Within a few months of Spurgeon’s arrival at Park Street, his ability as a preacher made him famous. The following year the first of his sermons in the “New Park Street Pulpit” was published. Spurgeon’s sermons were published in printed form every week and had a high circulation. By the time of his death in 1892, he had preached nearly 3,600 sermons and published 49 volumes of commentaries, sayings, anecdotes, illustrations and devotions. Immediately following his fame was criticism. Critical attacks from the media persisted throughout his life. In these venues Spurgeon frequently preached to audiences numbering more than 10,000.
At 22, Spurgeon was the most popular preacher of the day. At the end of that year, tragedy struck on 19 October 1856, as Spurgeon was preaching at the Surrey Gardens Music Hall for the first time. Someone in the crowd yelled, “Fire! The ensuing panic and stampede left several dead.