Don’t read the Puritans, read Spurgeon!

This post was a guest post about Spurgeon, surprisingly enough given my current interest in him over at Desiring God’s fabulous blog. If you don’t read that blog already, I urge you to do so.

I must confess to having slightly overstated my point in the title of this post. I rejoice in the recent resurgence of interest in the Puritans, who have so much to teach us. Perhaps a better way to capture the thought propelling this post would be “Use Spurgeon to Create a Bridge to the World of the Puritans.” But that would make too long a title!

. . . many a student will pick up a Puritan work and struggle with the language. In contrast, Spurgeon spoke in such an earthy way that he is both easy to read and compelling in our times. Especially if you are new at reading old books, I urge you to read Spurgeon first, because there you will find the Puritans distilled. . .  READ THE REST

 

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Adrian Warnock has been a blogger since April 2003, and part of the leadership team of Jubilee Church, London for more than ten years, serving alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus.

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  • http:mikesnow.org Michael Snow

    Yes, we should, like Spurgeon, read the Puritans. But we should also remember a great difference between them: their civil war in England and their hanging Quakers in Boston.
    Spurgeon, on the other hand, could have described himself as Moody did, “…in this respect, I am a Quaker.”
    http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/


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