C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

9781130702378: C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...his gratitude for the gift he had received. It was a most exceptional thing for him to make, for any occasion, more than a bare skeleton of the address or sermon he was about to deliver, so the high value he set upon the presentation is manifest from the fact that he was moved to compose this most charming prose-poem of thanksgiving for it:--"It was a law of Abdul the Merciful that no man should be compelled to speak when overwhelmed by kindness. Doth a man sing when his mouth is full of the sherbet of Shiraz, or a prince dance when he wears on his head the crown of Ali with its hundredweight of jewels? Or, as Job saith, 'Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder?' As he that marrieth a virgin is excused from war, so he that receiveth a great gift is exempted from a public speech. My heart is as full of thanks as Paradise was full of peace. As the banks of Lugano ring with the songs of nightingales, so my whole being reverberates with gratitude; and there is another, for whom I may also speak, who echoes all I utter, as the cliffs of Meringen prolong with manifold sweetness the music of the horn. "From you,--it comes with double pleasure, like the nuts and the almonds that were carried to Joseph fresh from his father's tents. From my brethren,--it is a flower dripping with the dew of Hermon, and perfumed with the fragrance of affection. From my fellow-soldiers,--it comes as a cup of generous wine in which we pledge each other for future battles. From my children in the faith,--as a lovetoken such as a tender father treasures. From the church,--it is offered as a sacrifice of sweet smell, acceptable unto God. "A house,--founded in love, walled with sincerity, roofed in with generosity. Its windows are agates, ...

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Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), nacio en Inglaterra, y fue un predicador bautista que se mantuvo muy influyente entre cristianos de diferentes denominaciones, los cuales todavia lo conocen como -El principe de los predicadores-. El predico su primer sermon en 1851 a los dieciseis anos y paso a ser pastor de la iglesia en Waterbeach en 1852. Publico mas de 1.900 sermones y predico a 10.000,000 de personas durante su vida. Ademas, Spurgeon fue autor prolifico de una variedad de obras, incluyendo una autobiografia, un comentario biblico, libros acerca de la oracion, un devocional, una revista, poesia, himnos y mas. Muchos de sus sermones fueron escritos mientras el los predicaba y luego fueron traducidos a varios idiomas. Sin duda, ningun otro autor, cristiano o de otra clase, tiene mas material impreso que C.H. Spurgeon.

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