One of Spurgeon’s last addresses, The Greatest Fight in the World attained wide circulation and was immediately translated into multiple languages. This volume, as one of Spurgeon’s last, fittingly expresses his zeal for doing the ministry of God for the service of the church.
‘This sparkling and startling address is perhaps the most rousing call to gospel arms you will ever encounter. If you can read it without being profoundly stirred, I strongly suggest you seek urgent spiritual help.’ – Jonathan Stephen, Principal, Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
Spurgeon gave The Greatest Fight in the World almost as a last word to impart to his followers in the faith his belief in the armoury of the Scripture, the armour of the church, and the strength that God gives us to fight. Be encouraged and empowered to take up your sword and join the fray of the Christian life. This powerful advice to Christians is a battle charge for living the faithful life whether in Spurgeon’s day or in ours.
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.