Moody Publishers. lfpb. 208pp. Plates.
Enter the remarkable untold love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon.
Charles Spurgeon is esteemed for his writing, preaching, and passion for the Lord. But behind the great man was a great wife—and between the man and wife was a profound marriage.
Yours, Till Heaven invites you into the untold love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon to discover how the bond between this renowned couple helped fuel their lifelong service to the Lord. Discover how Charles and Susie traversed the challenges of loneliness, physical affliction, popularity, controversy, and other trials together with a heavenly vision. Just as the Spurgeons lived their lives as witnesses of Christ, in Yours, Till Heaven their marriage continues to be an example for how all marriages today can remain faithful, loving, and joyful despite the challenges that life may bring.
With historical precision and narrative craft, Spurgeon scholar Ray Rhodes Jr. captures the inner-life of this Victorian romance that not only served the Spurgeons in their day, but that can also continue to empower and encourage couples today. For more on the lives of the Spurgeons, find Susie by Ray Rhodes Jr.
“The apostle Paul teaches that a pastor’s conduct at home must not be divorced from his conduct in the church or his message (1 Tim. 3:4–5). If a pastor is selfish, neglectful, and feckless in the home, it will show up in the church, and it will necessarily weaken his ability to preach with conviction. So, it is a joy to see how the godliness that Charles Spurgeon displayed in the pulpit was no ruse, but was practiced daily in his marriage. I have immense gratitude to Ray Rhodes for so adeptly demonstrating that to us in this book. There are many books that tell us how to have a good marriage. But here is something unique: a book that shows us what such a marriage looks like in the midst of all the joys, frustrations, and disappointments that life brings. Husbands and wives will do well to read this book and emulate the loving marriage of Charles and Susie Spurgeon.”
Pastor-Teacher of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA