The Child is Father of the Man

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Tom Nettles examines the life of one of the world’s most famous preachers. He isolates key convictions that appear in Spurgeon’s life either before or immediately after his conversion, and traces them through his life as he develops into the charming, interesting, confident, humble, spiritual–minded man and pastor whose work and witness dominated evangelicalism in the last half of the nineteenth century.


… shows how the remarkable fruitfulness of Spurgeon’s ministry developed from tiny seeds sown in his childhood and youth. Readers will enjoy the remarkable insights from a writer who is not only a Spurgeon scholar, but a man who has served the church as a professor of historical theology for more than forty years.

Donald S Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

… offers fascinating insights, and a treasure trove of quotes from the ‘prince of preachers’. … an absolute treat, and a robust foundation for your soul.

Jeremy McQuoid, Teaching Pastor, Deeside Christian Fellowship, Aberdeen, Scotland and Chair of Council, Keswick Ministries

… perhaps the most, well–rounded treatment of Charles Spurgeon that has been achieved in Spurgeonic literature. A must read not only for pastors but for all Christians in learning how to love and serve Christ with unflinching fidelity.

Kurt M. Smith, Pastor, Providence Reformed Baptist Church, Remlap, Alabama, USA, and author of Thundering the Word: The Awakening Ministry of George Whitefield

… brilliantly focusses on ten key moments, convictions really, that shaped the larger–than–life Charles Haddon Spurgeon. These convictions steeled Spurgeon to weather controversy, depression, and setbacks. Through it all, Spurgeon’s exuberant love for God, the gospel, and for the church shines through.

Stephen J. Nichols, President, Reformation Bible College, CAO Ligonier Ministries, Sanford, Florida

There is depth in the study, and there is breadth, and—perhaps most preciously—there is a happy recognition of the grace of God, the beauty of Christ, and the power of the Spirit, upon which Spurgeon’s ministry depended and in which he himself delighted.

Jeremy Walker, Pastor, Maidenbower Baptist Church, UK
Tom Nettles

About the Author

Tom Nettles is Senior Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Christian Focus (2021), 224 pages

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