Charles Spurgeon's success as a legendary preacher
and author was generated from his intense love and
concern for "working people." In John Ploughman's Talks,
Spurgeon assumes the persona of a simple ploughman
to dispense advice and address serious moral issues in
the language of the common man. Spurgeon's homespun
humor and rustic illustrations reflect on a variety of
issues, such as idleness, grumbling, appearance, patience,
gossiping, debt, spending, family, hope, and much more.
In Spurgeon's words, "That I have written in a
semi-humorous vein needs no apology, since thereby
sound moral teaching has gained a hearing .There is no
particular virtue in being seriously unreadable."
Spurgeon's work sparkles with humor and is destined
to be enjoyed for generations by people of all ages and