The Sum and Substance of the Gospel introduces readers to the life and writings of one of the greatest preachers of the modern era, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892). Nathan A. Finn and Aaron Lumpkin's introduction traces the life and ministry of this great London pastor, focusing on Spurgeon's commitment to the gospel and the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, in forty-nine selections from Spurgeon's sermons, writings, and correspondence, readers can see for themselves the way Spurgeon reveled in the glories of Jesus Christ, His saving work, and its effects upon the believer.
Seeking, then, both to honor the past and yet not idolize it, we are issuing these books in the series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality . The design is to introduce the spirituality and piety of the Reformed Profiles in Reformed Spirituality tradition by presenting descriptions of the lives of notable Christians with select passages from their works. This combination of biographical sketches and collected portions from primary sources gives a taste of the subjects' contributions to our spiritual heritage and some direction as to how the reader can find further edification through their works. It is the hope of the publishers that this series will provide riches for those areas where we are poor and light of day where we are stumbling in the deepening twilight.