He was not an original thinker, nor did he claim to be a theologian. But Charles Haddon Sprugeon reached over 10 million people in the Victorian era, without the benefit of even basic broadcasting.  How? In his words, he preached Jesus: "I take my text and make a bee-line to the cross."  He spoke to ordinary men and women in compelling yet relatable language. Learn from his strong words, his noble actions, and his lifelong sufferings as recounted in this issue of Christian History, now newly back in print.  

  • Spurgeon’s conversion story
  • Spurgeon’s theology
  • Victorian England
  • The Down-Grade controversy
  • Spurgeon’s political influence

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