In the little book Memories of Stambourne, the last book he ever wrote, beloved pastor and preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon recounts stories of his childhood and youth at Stambourne, an English village where his grandfather was a minister. It was here that he received his education and first read books such as Pilgrim's Progress that would prove formative in his spiritual life. Spurgeon recalls how he would spend many hours in a "little chamber" upstairs in the minister's "manse" (parsonage), reading the old books — "enormous folios, such as a boy could hardly lift."
If you have enjoyed the sermons and devotional writings of C.H. Spurgeon, you will enjoy this autobiographical work that offers the context and background for his young life.
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.