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YOURS, TILL HEAVEN: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon
RAY RHODES JR. with Foreword by Jason K. Allen

Enter the remarkable untold love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon.

Charles Spurgeon is esteemed for his writing, preaching, and passion for the Lord. But behind the great man was a great wife—and between the man and wife was a profound marriage.

Yours, Till Heaven invites you into the untold love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon to discover how the bond between this renowned couple helped fuel their lifelong service to the Lord. Discover how Charles and Susie traversed the challenges of loneliness, physical affliction, popularity, controversy, and other trials together with a heavenly vision. Just as the Spurgeons lived their lives as witnesses of Christ, in Yours, Till Heaven their marriage continues to be an example for how all marriages today can remain faithful, loving, and joyful despite the challenges that life may bring.

With historical precision and narrative craft, Spurgeon scholar Ray Rhodes Jr. captures the inner-life of this Victorian romance that not only served the Spurgeons in their day, but that can also continue to empower and encourage couples today. For more on the lives of the Spurgeons, find Susie by Ray Rhodes Jr.


"The apostle Paul teaches that a pastor’s conduct at home must not be divorced from his conduct in the church or his message (1 Tim. 3:4–5). If a pastor is selfish, neglectful, and feckless in the home, it will show up in the church, and it will necessarily weaken his ability to preach with conviction. So, it is a joy to see how the godliness that Charles Spurgeon displayed in the pulpit was no ruse, but was practiced daily in his marriage. I have immense gratitude to Ray Rhodes for so adeptly demonstrating that to us in this book. There are many books that tell us how to have a good marriage. But here is something unique: a book that shows us what such a marriage looks like in the midst of all the joys, frustrations, and disappointments that life brings. Husbands and wives will do well to read this book and emulate the loving marriage of Charles and Susie Spurgeon." —John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA

"An unlikely couple with strong personalities and a deep sense of humor, Charles Spurgeon and Susannah Thompson stand out for their faithfulness to each other and commitment to the Lord. In Yours, Till Heaven, Ray’s careful research and thoughtful retelling of their unlikely relationship create a marital treasure that inspires and challenges us at the same time." —Stephen McCaskell, Award-winning director, Through the Eyes of Spurgeon

"Ray Rhodes has given us a beautifully written account of the love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon in Yours, Till Heaven. I am truly very thankful for the deep love that my great-great grandparents shared for God and for each other, and I have learned valuable lessons from reading about their lives together. Today, I fear that marriage is losing its God-given meaning as a picture of Christ’s love for His church, and people enter into this sacred union with little thought of what their marriage should look like in the day-to-day. As you read Yours, Till Heaven it will encourage you to love your spouse better, to support them through all the difficulties life can bring, and most importantly, to build your marriage on the sure foundation of Christ." —Susannah Spurgeon Cochrane, Great-great granddaughter of Charles and Susie Spurgeon

"Behind the story of an extraordinarily powerful ministry is the story of a beautiful marriage written in the golden letters of kindness, forgiveness, romance, and perseverance through sorrow. Though many have heard the first story, we are in Ray Rhodes’s debt for the second: the true tale of Charles and Susie Spurgeon, told realistically, grippingly, movingly, and powerfully. If you want to grow in your dedication to God and to your spouse, read this book." —Joel (President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) and Mary Beeke (wife of Joel, and author of The Law of Kindness)

"When we look at the accomplishments of Charles Spurgeon, we are right to be astounded. He preached more than 600 sermons before he was 20 years of age, sold 25,000 copies of his sermons in 20 different languages every week, founded a college for pastors, authored more than 140 books, edited a magazine, responded to approximately 500 letters each week, and faithfully pastored his church in London that experienced dramatic growth. The life and ministry of Charles Spurgeon is one unbelievable story. Spurgeon was a preaching phenomenon and remains a towering figure who transcends Baptist history and impacts evangelicals far and wide. If Charles Spurgeon is the Prince of Preachers, Susie Spurgeon is his Princess. Their Christ-exalting love and affection for one another is one of the greatest encouragements of Charles’s life—enabling him to labor with intensity and faithful attention to the ministry of the gospel. Ray Rhodes does an excellent job of putting on display the affection that Charles and Susie had for one another, which provides an example worthy of emulating." —Josh Buice, Pastor of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church; founder and president of G3 Ministries and G3 Conference

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ORDER ALONG WITH THE HARDCOVER EDITION OF "SUSIE: The Life & Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon" Also by Ray Rhodes
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