Spurgeon on Leadership

by Larry J. Michael     |     Book Summary


Author: Larry J. Michael
Publisher: Kregel
Date: 2003
Pages: 236

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


Leadership is a trendy topic in the twenty-first century, and there are plenty of experts who offer insights and strategies for those who want to learn how to lead. However, one of the best ways to learn how to lead is by studying the lives of actual leaders. 

For pastors, one such life is that of the great Baptist preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon. His influence is hard to measure. In fact, one can argue that “no leader had a greater impact on the evangelical world in the nineteenth century than Spurgeon” (p. 17). Consider Spurgeon’s legacy. He:

  • Pastored the world’s first megachurch for almost four decades
  • Published sermons around the world each week
  • Authored dozens of books, many of which are still ready today
  • Started a college for pastors and an orphanage for children
  • Had many friendships with British and American politicians. 

Spurgeon is certainly a leader to learn from. “This book features Spurgeon’s leadership principles, methods, teachings, and practical innovations—relevant to both pastors and Christian lay leaders—all of which can be applied equally well in the pulpit, in the classroom, or for personal edification.” (p. 18)





Spurgeon on Leadership

by Larry J. Michael

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Larry J. Michael
Publisher Kregel
Date 2003
Pages 236


Overview:

Leadership is a trendy topic in the twenty-first century, and there are plenty of experts who offer insights and strategies for those who want to learn how to lead. However, one of the best ways to learn how to lead is by studying the lives of actual leaders. 

For pastors, one such life is that of the great Baptist preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon. His influence is hard to measure. In fact, one can argue that “no leader had a greater impact on the evangelical world in the nineteenth century than Spurgeon” (p. 17). Consider Spurgeon’s legacy. He:

  • Pastored the world’s first megachurch for almost four decades
  • Published sermons around the world each week
  • Authored dozens of books, many of which are still ready today
  • Started a college for pastors and an orphanage for children
  • Had many friendships with British and American politicians. 

Spurgeon is certainly a leader to learn from. “This book features Spurgeon’s leadership principles, methods, teachings, and practical innovations—relevant to both pastors and Christian lay leaders—all of which can be applied equally well in the pulpit, in the classroom, or for personal edification.” (p. 18)