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Sunday Snippet: 365 Days With Spurgeon – A GiveAway…

November 29th, 2011 · 26 Comments

Time for another GiveAway… I know everything is about Christmas right now – everything!!! But after Christmas comes New Year and I have a fabulous book that I would really like you to have for the New Year. It is the kind of book that is just right for a the fresh start that a whole new year brings…

Yesterday our church celebrated a birthday – 165 year. Amazing really!!! Imagine the same folk worshiping together year after year, from generation to generation to generation, down the line of families and there we are sitting in a pew on Sunday mornings carrying on the torch. How important is it that we are shining lights in the world. I know it is almost Christmas and the world goes kind of crazy, but in the midst of that the legacy will go on. And I hope and pray that our children’s children’s children will be sitting in a pew 165 years from now on a Sunday morning and that they too will be praying that they might be shining lights in the darkness. I am hopping that by faithfully teaching our children the history of their church that they will feel a heritage in their hearts.

So I played “Did-Ja-Know” with my kids today and they learned a little about the man Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the man who is famous for his preaching and his message and his prolific collection of sermons…:

  1. He was born in Essex, in England, on the 19 June in 1834… and was twelve years old when our church began.
  2. He became a christian when he had to seek shelter from a snow storm in a chapel in Colchester.
  3. He began his preaching career when he was nineteen and was known as the boy preacher.
  4. His wife’s name was Susannah and together they had twins Charles and Thomas – who share a birthday with Hood #1.
  5. He often preached to crowds of ten thousand, and his biggest ever was to a congregation of nearly twenty four thousand people, in Crystal Palace.
  6. He was friends with Hudson Taylor and George Muller.
  7. He suffered from poor health, especially gout.
  8. And the Se7en + 1th thing…

  9. His preaching was so prolific that more than 36000 of his sermons were published.

We will see if anyone around here remembers these facts by the end of the week. There is a great biography to watch and lots of fabulous links on this site. We would love you to leave an interesting Spurgeon fact for us to learn in the comments.

As usual I have to thank CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers for another great book.


The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 4 December 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joanne // Nov 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Spurgeon was one of 17 children, 9 of whom died when they were babies.

  • 2 Cara // Nov 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Please count me in.

  • 3 Delene // Nov 29, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This looks like a fabulous devotion. I would love to win.

  • 4 Sam // Nov 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    How funny that you should post this – I have just accepted a job working for Spurgeons!

  • 5 auntymuffin // Nov 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Absolutely love Spurgeon!

  • 6 Jess // Nov 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    That looks like a great book 🙂
    Jess´s last blog post ..The Welcoming of Curly Bear

  • 7 mandimadeit // Nov 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Looks like a great book.
    mandimadeit´s last blog post ..The Week of Crazy…

  • 8 mandimadeit // Nov 30, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Looks like a great book!
    mandimadeit´s last blog post ..The Week of Crazy…

  • 9 Rachel // Nov 30, 2011 at 4:29 am

    My hubby and I absolutely love, and are challenged by Spurgeon! Hope we can win (and I mentioned it on my personal wall).
    Rachel´s last blog post ..Baking Soda Experiment

  • 10 Mamalion // Nov 30, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Yes please! I’d love to learn more about Spurgeon.

  • 11 Kimberly // Nov 30, 2011 at 6:16 am

    This sounds like a perfect way to start the new year!

  • 12 Shells // Nov 30, 2011 at 6:49 am

    He died in France on 31 January 1892 but is buried in London!
    Count us in Please 😉

  • 13 helen // Nov 30, 2011 at 6:57 am

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  • 14 Krista // Nov 30, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I would love to read some Spurgeon!

  • 15 Heather // Nov 30, 2011 at 7:45 am

    We’d love to read more about Spurgeon.

  • 16 Melanie Grant // Nov 30, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Would love to read anything on Spurgeon. What a remarkable man with so much annointing
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..Intangible Giving by Brynne Mack

  • 17 Vytaute // Nov 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    We would love to read this book! Best wishes from Vilnius.

  • 18 Katherine Aitken // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    This looks a brilliant way to start off the New Year. Please count me in thanks.

  • 19 Deb // Dec 1, 2011 at 7:33 am

    wow – sounds fab. A great tool for next year.

  • 20 Sue // Dec 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Yes please 🙂

  • 21 Margie // Dec 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Count me in!

  • 22 Meliah // Dec 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    OOOh What a great read to have in the house….

  • 23 mama lieveheersbeestje // Dec 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

    This sounds great and I love to read about Spurgeon, never heard of him before…Intresting!

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