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Enter the remarkable untold love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon.
Charles Spurgeon is esteemed for his writing, preaching, and passion for the Lord. But behind the great man was a great wife—and between the man and wife was a profound marriage.
Yours, Till Heaveninvites you into the untold love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon to discover how the bond between this renowned couple helped fuel their lifelong service to the Lord. Discover how Charles and Susie traversed the challenges of loneliness, physical affliction, popularity, controversy, and other trials together with a heavenly vision. Just as the Spurgeons lived their lives as witnesses of Christ, inYours, Till Heaventheir marriage continues to be an example for how all marriages today can remain faithful, loving, and joyful despite the challenges that life may bring.
With historical precision and narrative craft, Spurgeon scholar Ray Rhodes Jr. captures the inner-life of this Victorian romance that not only served the Spurgeons in their day, but that can also continue to empower and encourage couples today. For more on the lives of the Spurgeons, findSusieby Ray Rhodes Jr.
"Ray Rhodes has given us a beautifully written account of the love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon in Yours, Till Heaven. I am truly very thankful for the deep love that my great-great grandparents shared for God and for each other, and I have learned valuable lessons from reading about their lives together. Today, I fear that marriage is losing its God-given meaning as a picture of Christ's love for His church, and people enter into this sacred union with little thought of what their marriage should look like in the day-to-day. As you read Yours, Till Heaven it will encourage you to love your spouse better, to support them through all the difficulties life can bring, and most importantly, to build your marriage on the sure foundation of Christ."
—Susannah Spurgeon Cochrane, Great-great granddaughter of Charles and Susie Spurgeon
"The apostle Paul teaches that a pastor's conduct at home must not be divorced from his conduct in the church or his message (1 Tim. 3:4–5). If a pastor is selfish, neglectful, and feckless in the home, it will show up in the church, and it will necessarily weaken his ability to preach with conviction. So, it is a joy to see how the godliness that Charles Spurgeon displayed in the pulpit was no ruse, but was practiced daily in his marriage. I have immense gratitude to Ray Rhodes for so adeptly demonstrating that to us in this book. There are many books that tell us how to have a good marriage. But here is something unique: a book that shows us what such a marriage looks like in the midst of all the joys, frustrations, and disappointments that life brings. Husbands and wives will do well to read this book and emulate the loving marriage of Charles and Susie Spurgeon."
—John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA