Encouragement for the Depressed (Crossway Short Classics) Spurgeon, Charles H.
From the Foreword
“Hardly anyone outside of Scripture speaks to me like Charles Spurgeon does. God's words, as Spurgeon well knew, are far more valuable than anyone else's. In the face of great criticism, Spurgeon took great pains to conform his preaching and writing to Scripture. We need to hear Spurgeon's voice because he was faithful to speak God's word, and today there aren't nearly enough voices like his. Spurgeon also serves as a reminder that people of great trust in God can nonetheless be brought low in depression. While that thought may be, well, depressing to those who haven't experienced depression, it is liberating to those of us who have.”
For those who are struggling in their daily walk with God, or living in the dark of night waiting for the light of day, there is hope. Encouragement for the Depressed, by esteemed 19th-century pastor Charles Spurgeon, is a gracious reminder that little faith is still saving faith. Spurgeon himself was not unfamiliar with depression, having dealt with it for most of his life. With personal experience and pastoral care, Spurgeon encourages both the new believer struggling to grasp the tenets of the faith and the experienced Christian struggling to enjoy the truths they once cherished to hold fast, for God is faithful.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was famed for his down to earth, gospel hinged sermons, and his church, London's Metropolitan Tabernacle regularly drew thousands. Many of his numerous books and lectures remain in print, and his sermons continue to convict and inspire readers.