Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Spurgeon for the Sick and Afflicted

Gordon Cheng has a helpful post giving some facts about Spurgeon's life and mind-boggling accomplishments in the midst of serious suffering. It's worth a read.

(Cf. also Piper's biographical overview on Spurgeon, preaching, and suffering, as well as Mark Driscoll's three-part overview on Spurgeon).

Update: John Piper once wrote--thanks, guys, for the reference and exact wording--about Spurgeon:

"What shall we make of such a man? Neither a god nor a goal. He should not be worshiped or envied. He is too small for the one and too big for the other." (A Godward Life, p.264)