C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography, Vol. 1

  • by C. H. Spurgeon
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 17, Spurgeon became pastor to a handful of believers at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, meeting in what had been a dovecote. Within five years, he had become the best-known minister in London. Two years later, following the Sepoy Mutiny, he conducted a service of national humiliation in the Crystal Palace that was attended by 24,000 people.
But this volume is far from being a record of human fame and success. From his first years of childhood in rural Essex to the first years of revival in London, Spurgeon pours out his story with an enthralling fullness and color that emphasizes the center and passion of his life. Whatever Spurgeon did, he did it for Christ - and therefore even his autobiography leads our eyes from his own works of service to the Savior behind them.


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Not just an autobiography

Spurgeon's "autobiography" was compiled from letters, sermons, and other sources after his death. Portions of the book are written by its editors or Mrs. Spurgeon.

The book is a wonderful insight into Spurgeon's life and ministry. The first volume deals with his early life and ministry in London. There is a lot of background and reminisces about his childhood, a lengthy defense of his Calvinistic doctrine, and information about his meteoric rise and popularity.

I wouldn't recommend the book to someone who is not somewhat familiar with Spurgeon and his ministry. It was not put together to introduce the subject to a reader.

Go ahead and get ready to get volume two if you enjoy this.
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- Matthew

Great content - reader ruined it - read the book!!

Mr. Whitfield, The reader/performer, would find it very good to think about what he is reading. The humility of the book and its great depth of spirituality seems to be completely lost upon Mr. Whitfield. It pains me to say it but his pompous voice is completely contrary to the content given regarding a man of great depth, whose life so clearly defines what it means to be a servant of God. I actually own the written book, and find myself deeply regretting having allowed Mr. Whitfield's voice to influence what should have been a wonderful read. Besides, the book itself is filled with wonderful photographs!

I will NOT be purchasing part 2 of this autobiography, unless I find it to be read by someone better than Mr. Whitfield. I would say "thank you", now, here at the end of these remarks. However Mr Whitfield's irrepentant thank you at the end leaves me with a disdain to repeat those words, here. Please allow me to instead end with advise to, when purchasing an audiobook, check carefully who will be reading it for you.
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- Abel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-27-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.