Two of my favorite things are 1) fun trivia facts, and 2) Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), my Baptist preaching hero. So this post combines those two items.
Here are 32 fun facts about Charles Spurgeon…
1. One woman was converted through reading a single page of one of Spurgeon’s sermons wrapped around some butter she had bought.
2. Spurgeon read The Pilgrim’s Progress at age 6 and went on to read it over 100 times.
3. The New Park Street Pulpit and The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit—the collected sermons of Spurgeon during his ministry with that congregation—fill 63 volumes. The sermons’ 20-25 million words are equivalent to the 27 volumes of the ninth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The series stands as the largest set of books by a single author in the history of Christianity.
4. Spurgeon’s mother had 17 children, nine of whom died in infancy.
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