Flowerpuritangarden
Flowers from a Puritan's Garden
Illustrations and Meditations
Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Highlights

  • Based on Thomas Manton's illustrations
  • Combined with Spurgeon's own thoughts and devotional comments

Product Details

Using statements of truth from the writing of the Puritan Thomas Manton, Charles Spurgeon has brought together words from the books of this great man in a devotional form which he "humbly hopes may be found profitable for reading in the chamber of private worship." The desire of Spurgeon through Flowers from a Puritan's Garden is that readers would become more aware of the writing of this great man and the depth of faith that he possessed — and how his words can still enable, comfort and challenge Christians many centuries after his death. Spurgeon has many quotes from Manton in his commentaries on the Psalm and this little book is a testimony to the impact this Puritan had on the prince of preachers.

About the Author
Few people in history can be known by one name and have it ring true with their audience, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon is one of them. Over time, Spurgeon has become known and revered as the "Prince of Preachers". In the last 200 years he has been one of the most influential men for not only Preachers of the Gospel but for those who have not had the opportunity to hear and receive the Gospel message. He wrote tirelessly over his life, and Wordsearch Bible Software is committed to bring as many of Spurgeon's works as possible to you in electronic form.

The details of Charles Haddon Spurgeon's life still continue to amaze one and all. He was born in Kelvedon, Essex, England, on June 19, 1834. He accepted Christ in 1850 at the age of 15. By age 16, he preached his first sermon in 1851, and by age 20, Spurgeon had already preached over 600 sermons. In 1854, Spurgeon was asked to become pastor of the New Park Street Chapel, one of the sixth largest Baptist Churches in London.

The 1200 seat Chapel had previously been pastored by Dr. John Gill among others, and it carried a rich heritage with it. Although the Church was located in the midst of a filthy industrial district which was hard to reach, by 1855, it was obvious that the Church must start meeting at the Exter Hall while the Church building was expanded. When the expansion was completed, it still was too small and the congregation was forced to start meeting at the Surey Music Hall. By 1856, over 10,000 people would crowd the hall just to get a chance to hear Spurgeon preach a sermon.

To accommodate the growing number of people, the church voted to build a new sanctuary and to change the name of the Church to the Metropolitan Tabernacle. On March 31, 1861, the first service was held in the sanctuary, with a capacity of 5,600 was the largest non-conformist church in the world.

When Spurgeon came to New Park Street in 1854 it had a membership of just 232 members. By the end of 1891, 14,460 souls had been baptized and added to the church with a standing membership of 5311. Spurgeon ministered there for over 30 years. It is estimated that over his lifetime he preached to over 10,000,000 people.

Endorsements

The volume before us is full of helpful suggestions and beautiful illustrations. Nowhere have we met with more characteristics of Mr. Spurgeon’s mind and heart than in these illustrations. The book ought to be immensely popular, as it doubtless will be.
Christian Commonwealth
It is a Garden full of beautiful and useful things, which will yield its delights to many classes of readers.
Christian World.
Thomas Manton, D.D., who died near the close of the seventeenth century, was a voluminus preacher and writer. He received praise from his contemporaries, which has been echoed by every generation since. Mr. Spurgeon has selected the most striking and epigrammatic passages of his writings and appended to each a meditation.
Philadelphia Ledger
One day I heard a friend say, "I write my sermons, then I read Spurgeon to see how he dealt with the text." The Prince of Preachers is still head of the class.