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The definitive biography of Susannah Spurgeon.  

While many Christians recognize the name of Charles H. Spurgeon, the beloved preacher and writer, few are familiar with the life and legacy of his wife, Susie. Yet Susannah Spurgeon was an accomplished and devout woman of God who had a tremendous ministry in her own right, as well as in support of her husband. 

Even while dealing with serious health issues, she administered a book fund for poor pastors, edited and published her husband’s sermons and other writings, led a pastor’s aid ministry, wrote five books, made her home a hub of hospitality, and was instrumental in planting a church. And as her own writing attests, she was also a warm, charming, and fascinating woman.  

Now, for the first time, Susie brings this vibrant woman’s story to modern listeners. Ray Rhodes, Jr., examines Susannah’s life, showing that she was not only the wife of London’s most famous preacher, but also a woman who gave all she had in grateful service to the Lord. Susie is an inspiring and encouraging account of a truly remarkable woman of faith that will delight Spurgeon devotees and fans of Christian biographies alike.  

“I am writing in my husband’s study, where he thought, and prayed, and wrote. Every inch of the place is sacred ground. Everything remains precisely as he left it. His books (now my most precious possessions), stand in shining rows upon the shelves, in exactly the order in which he placed them, and one might almost fancy the room was ready and waiting for its master. But oh! That empty chair! That great portrait over the door! The strange, solemn silence, which pervades the place now that he is no longer on earth! I kneel sometimes by his chair, and laying my head on the cushioned arms, which so long supported his dear form, I pour out my grief before the Lord, and tell Him again that though I am left alone, yet I know that ‘He hath done all things well’....”

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

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Fantastic!!! Just too long.

This is a beautiful biography in which I learned not only about Susie Spurgeon, but also a good deal more about Charles Spurgeon as well. What an incredible story of love and commitment to each other and to Christ, remaining steadfast through many hardships. The narration is a delight to the ears! My only criticism is that it’s just too long. The last 20% of the book just felt like a recap of things mostly already said, and was hard to stay engaged with. Overall, well worth your time!

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An absolutely wonderful “read”.

This book was so well written and the narrator did a fantastic job. I learned so much and was so deeply convicted in areas of my life that Susie’s simple Christ-following manner exposes in my own heart. My husband is in seminary to be a pastor and the treasures from her own life will greatly benefit me as I purpose to put them into practice in advance of my husband’s ministry. Susannah Spurgeon has been greatly endeared to my heart and I look forward to meeting her in person in heaven.

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A Life Worth Emulating, a Romance For The Ages

This wonderful book opens up the life of Susannah Spurgeon. And to understand this godly woman is to understand her more famous husband in ways otherwise unknowable. Theirs was a romance for the ages, a deep passionate love that weathered decades of suffering. May the Lord raise up thousands of women in our day of such quality. Soli Deo Gloria

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Excellent!

I read an early copy of the physical book and the finished hardbound copy — excellent to keep and giveaway! Joe Geoffrey’s reading was helpful and beneficial as well. It felt like Pastor Ray’s words were being read by a fire to a family. I can’t recommend this book — in any form — enough!

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great book

exelent book in understanding the times the couture the need of the people . understanding the fight between good and evil and the need of humanity . u can see how in weaknesses God is so strong , u uncomfortable yes but change humanity for good

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Just the inspiration you're looking for!

Wow! What a romance, what trials, what insight, what faith, what diligence. How I wish to be cut from the same cloth as Susie and have such a legacy. This was a beautiful biography and nicely narrated.

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I typically love most books I listen to, but this one was one of the most trying, difficult books to get through. The flowery language and voicetone of the narrator was not pleasant to me.

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Beautifully encouraging

Wonderfully written summary of a Godly woman, and wholly devoted wife and mother. The words contained are so encouraging and remind us of what God can do with a woman willing to give her all to obey the Lord's will and to serve Him with all her might. Susie's reliance on her trust in the Lord's sovereignty to sustain His people is incredible and encourages the reader to do the same.

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Well written book!

I love the accounts of many women of past. this book gives a great account of the life of Susie the wife of Charles Spergeon. the writer keep my attention every single chapter. best book I have read of Susana Spergeon. so encourage!

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Encouraging and inspiring

As a minister's wife I was beyond moved to read/listen about the life and legacy of Susie Spurgeon. challenging and beautiful. Definitely an encouragement to pursue kingdom work.