Charles Spurgeon was one of many who cited The Letters of Samuel Rutherford as one of the most valuable literary works that exists for Christians. If you have read them, you know why. Samuel Rutherford was a Scottish pastor in the 17th century who was imprisoned for many years for his faithful proclamation of the gospel. Yet, God, in His mysterious providence, used that imprisonment to produce writings that moved the heart of every Christian who read them to love the beauty and treasure of Christ in a unique way long after Rutherford’s death. His letters are especially encouraging to pastors as Rutherford’s letters are written out of a pastor’s love for his people that they might hold fast to Christ as he shepherded them with his pen from afar.
Every Christian should read this book to grow in their love for their Savior. Every pastor should read this book to be reminded of our calling to love our people because we have been so captivated by Christ.
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“When we are dead and gone let the world know that Spurgeon held Rutherford’s Letters to be the nearest thing to inspiration which can be found in all the writings of mere men”. –Charles Spurgeon