Charles Haddon Spurgeon is known as the "Prince of Preachers," and for good reason. Spurgeon combined extensive biblical and theological knowledge with unique rhetorical ability. He connected with his audience like no one in his generation. In addition, he had a great passion for the conversion and edification of his listeners. All of this is evident in each of his sermons.
Under Spurgeon's ministry, thousands of people were converted. An average of 40 baptisms were celebrated in his churches each month throughout his 40-year ministry. Many more were converted by reading his sermons in other parts of England and in other countries. When Spurgeon died, there were some 50 million copies of his sermons in print, many of them translated into other languages. He had a huge global impact in his day.
Spurgeon's influence lives on in the 21st century. It is difficult to know how many copies of his sermons are in circulation, but around 1990 it was estimated that some 300 million had been sold. Today that number would be much higher. Spurgeon's sermons are still read because they are penetrating, challenging, and uplifting. Abba has published this book to give the reader an opportunity to experience some of their power firsthand.
The first part of this book contains one of Spurgeon's best-known speeches: "The Greatest Fight in the World." It was the last message he gave his colleagues and students at the Pastors' College, an institution he founded and of which he was president. In this talk, Spurgeon characterized life and ministry especially as a battle and offered several tips on how to fight it well with the weapons (Scripture), army (Church), and strength (Holy Spirit) that God gives. "The Greatest Fight in the World" was published just before his death and is one of his best-known speeches. It should be required reading for pastors and all believers who want to take their service in the local church seriously.
The rest of the book contains 10 sermons by Spurgeon that describe the Christian life as a war. In these messages, Spurgeon used military metaphors, speaking of battles, weapons, soldiers, wounds, ammunition, defense and attack, and, of course, our Great Captain, Jesus Christ. One interesting thing about these sermons is how relevant they are today over 150 years later. The Christian life in this fallen world will be a war in every generation until Jesus returns on the last day. If you want your spiritual lethargy challenged, these sermons are an excellent resource.
The goal of the Library of Christian Classics, edited by Abba, is to recover and provide Hispanic people with the wisdom God gave our ancestors in the Christian faith. It's the first time many of these titles have ever been published in Spanish, while others have been recovered and edited to be better understood in the 21st century.
The Library of Christian Classics includes classic works that Christians should read at least once in their life. They are wells of biblical wisdom that speak to us from centuries past. The Library of Christian Classics has the following features:
1. A large collection of more than 50 volumes.
2. Luxury binding in imitation leather and fabric of great aesthetic beauty.
3. Interdenominational: classical authors from all historical Protestant movements.
4. Forewords by experts on the author's work and life. In each, the biography, historical context, and work of each classic writer is detailed.
5. Interior design in two colors.
6. Extra large 12-point print so that all readers can enjoy the blessings of these classics.
7. Blank sections at the end of each chapter to take notes and enjoy a time of meditation following the reading.