Susie Review

Book Review: 

Having appreciation and respect for the life of well-known preacher Charles H Spurgeon, and having read some about some interesting and previously unknown aspects of his life in 12 Faithful Men, I was excited to have the opportunity to review a biography of his wife, Susannah Spurgeon.

While Ray Rhodes Jr does a commendable job of reviewing and compiling the research on her life, for this reader the book seemed slow moving, and was not overly strong on analysis. Recognizing Rhodes completed his doctoral dissertation on the marriage and spirituality of Rev Spurgeon, this biography reads like such. While there are some heart-warming memories included, overall the book seems lacking in the passion with which Rev Spurgeon and Susie lived.