“The Sum and Substance of the Gospel” introduces readers to the life and writings of one of the greatest preachers of the modern era, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892). Nathan A. Finn and Aaron Lumpkin’s introduction trace the life and ministry of this great London pastor, focusing on Spurgeon’s commitment to the gospel and the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, in forty-nine selections from Spurgeon’s sermons, writings, and correspondence, readers can see for themselves the way Spurgeon reveled in the glories of Jesus Christ, His saving work, and its effects upon the believer.
“Personal piety seems to be on the wane in twenty-first-century evangelicalism. Thus, I was delighted to see “The Sum and Substance of the Gospel”: The Christ-Centered Piety of Charles Haddon Spurgeon produced by Nathan A. Finn and Aaron Lumpkin. Finn and Lumpkin skillfully bring Spurgeon’s life and ministry to bear, especially his sermons, on the Christian life and personal sanctification. Every reader will be challenged in his or her walk with Christ and will gain an even deeper appreciation for Charles Spurgeon.” — Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City