Released in the UK November 2023
Released in the US November 2023
Trade hardback | 96 Pages
9781527110502 • £9.99 $13.99
BISAC – BIO018000
This collection of C. H. Spurgeon’s travel letters offers a rare insight into a different side of the famed preacher. We see him at rest, refreshing himself in the glories of nature and connecting with the wonders of the Creator. With a painter’s gifts, set amid the countryside of England, or places of Europe, Spurgeon’s Travel Letters are eloquent, and many times moving. Now, we ourselves may travel with Spurgeon—discovering the world that he knew. And we may bless God for the privilege given in these letters.
C. H. Spurgeon
C. H. Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, was one of the most influential people of the second half of the 19th Century. At the heart of his desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant he did not neglect his pastoral ministry.
Award–winning author Kevin Belmonte holds a BA in English Literature from Gordon College, an MA in Church History from Gordon–Conwell Seminary, and a second master’s degree in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine. He has twice been a Finalist for the John Pollock Award for Christian Biography, and in 2003, he won that award for his biography of William Wilberforce. With his wife Kelly, and son Sam, he lives in a seaside village in New England.
The picture we get of Spurgeon from this collection is of an affectionate husband, a lover of nature, a faithful friend, a happy Christian, and a devoted worshipper of God. … a unique and welcome addition to the growing corpus of published material on the Prince of Preachers.
Pastor, Emmanuel Church, Winston–Salem, North Carolina; Author, ‘Spurgeon and the Poor: How the Gospel Compels Christian Social Concern’
In a day when pastors are burned out and Christians are weary, these letters are a reminder that rest is God’s good gift. In his travels, Spurgeon models for us how we can enjoy God’s world in our rest with childlike faith and wonder, and so, be energized and equipped for faithful service.
Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
The Prince of Preachers’ sense of humor comes through loud and clear … as he meticulously noted the beauty of The Artist’s created world everywhere he traveled.
Mary K. Mohler
Director, Seminary Wives Institute, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky