Released in the UK May 2023
Released in the US May 2023
Large trade hardback | 160 Pages
9781527109919 • £15.99 $22.99
BISAC – BIO018000
Charles Spurgeon: preacher, evangelist and stalwart patriarch of the Modern Western Church today. If the cliché ‘behind every great man is a strong woman’, is true, then Susannah Spurgeon remains one of the matriarchs of the same tradition. She was the bone companion of her husband. As a pastoral assistant, as Charles’ wife and support through trials, this woman’s biography has been a long time coming. Mary Mohler has gathered information on Susie from sources spanning letters, devotionals and biographies. The result is a thoughtful, sympathetic and endearing epitaph to a sister in Christ, whose voice can no longer be ignored.
Mary K. Mohler
Mary K. Mohler is wife of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president R. Albert Mohler, Jr. and the director of Seminary Wives Institute. She is also the author of ‘Growing in Gratitude’. The Mohlers lives in Louisville, Kentucky and are the parents of two adult children and three grandchildren.
… fabulous … bears out the truth of the remark, ‘Christian churches little know what they owe to the wives of their pastors’. Well–researched and well–written, this new study offers both a fresh reflection on the way a great leader is shaped but also on how God uses the gifts of all of his people.
Michael A. G. Haykin
Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
… lucid, informative, and faith–inspiring. … Her devotion, perseverance, and humble gratitude are portrayed as reflections of the grace of God.
Associate Professor of Church History and Early Christian Studies, Colorado Christian University, Colorado
I think it is exactly what Mrs. Spurgeon would have hoped to be done with God’s work in her life. This is my favourite book on Susannah Spurgeon.
Wife of Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington D.C.
As Susie’s great–great–granddaughter, I am deeply grateful to Mary Mohler who has used writings about and by Susie, together with her own personal insight, to draw out indispensable lessons for us today in how we can honour God and our husbands as we live ‘a life of joyful eagerness in Christ’.
Susannah Spurgeon Cochrane
Great–great–granddaughter of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon