“Every page is full of sayings well calculated to teach people the charms of religion, and the happiness attending sober industry.” — Christian World
In John Ploughman's Pictures, beloved preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon offers more plain talk for plain people. To smite evil was Spurgeon's main endeavor in compiling this book which has a moral rather than a religious tone. He carefully exposes vices which destroy character, with a special emphasis on drunkenness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) converted to Christianity at the age of fifteen. By the age of twenty-two, he was the most popular preacher in England, and remained so for the latter half of the 1800s. He frequently spoke to crowds over 10,000 in the days before electronic amplification. Known as the "Prince of Preachers," he delivered nearly thirty-six hundred sermons throughout his life. A prolific writer as well, many of Spurgeon's works remain in print to this day.