One of Spurgeon’s last addresses, The Greatest Fight in the World attained wide circulation and was immediately translated into multiple languages. Using the metaphor of battle, Spurgeon divides his address into three sections—one on armory, one on army, and one on the strength of the church. This volume, as one of Spurgeon’s last, fittingly expresses his zeal for doing the ministry of God for the service of the church.
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.