The Role of Bible Intake and Prayer in the Marriage of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon
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SubjectSpurgeon, C. H. (Charles Haddon), 1834-1892
Spurgeon, Susannah, -1903
This thesis connects the joyful marriage of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon to their commitment to Bible reading and prayer. Chapter 1 offers an overview of Charles Spurgeon’s ministry and marriage and holds them up as an example worthy of imitation. Chapter 2 traces the biblical foundation of Charles and Susannah with special emphasis on their view of the Bible, Bible reading, and prayer. Chapter 3 examines the pre-marital relationship of Charles Spurgeon and Susannah Thompson with a focus on Spurgeon’s discipleship method with Susannah, especially in regard to his use of the The Pilgrim’s Progress. Chapter 4 provides a sweeping overview of the Spurgeons’ marriage through several key episodes, up to and including the death of Charles. Chapter 5 offers suggestions to modern readers on how to apply principles from the Spurgeons’ marriage to their own marital relationships.