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While many Christians recognize the name of Charles H. Spurgeon, the beloved preacher and writer, few are familiar with the life and legacy of his wife, Susie. Yet Susannah Spurgeon was an accomplished and devout woman of God who had a tremendous ministry in her own right, as well as in support of her husband. Even while dealing with serious health issues, she administered a book fund for poor pastors, edited and published her husband’s sermons and other writings, led a pastor’s aid ministry, wrote five books, made her home a hub of hospitality, and was instrumental in planting a church. And as her own writing attests, she was also a warm, charming, and fascinating woman.
Now, for the first time, Susie brings this vibrant woman’s story to modern readers. Ray Rhodes Jr. examines Susannah’s life, showing that she was not only the wife of London’s most famous preacher, but also a woman who gave all she had in grateful service to the Lord.
Susie is an inspiring and encouraging account of a truly remarkable woman of faith that will delight Spurgeon devotees and fans of Christian biographies alike.
A lot of books have been written about Charles Spurgeon, but very little has been written about his wife. Susie by Ray Rhodes Jr is a book about the wife of the famous preacher Charles Spurgeon. This book does a great job of covering the life of Susanah Spurgeon not just as the wife of someone famous, but as an individual herself. She lived a difficult life and was often sick, but she accomplished so much in her lifetime and after her husband died. This book makes my list of favorite Christian biographies.