Having read Ray Rhodes' "Susie" the life of Charles Spurgeon's wife Susannah, I was interested in learning more about the famous couple. In "Yours, till Heaven" we get a deeper glimpse into their marriage. A preacher as famous and well-sought after as Charles Spurgeon spent more time on the road than at home. So it is inspiring to see how both worked hard to not allow long, frequent absences to deteriorate their marriage. Susie, was a godly woman who lived up to the Biblical definition of helpmate to Spurgeon. They paid a high price for the Kingdom, one they were called to, but one Susie took very seriously.
Spurgeon was a very blessed man, knew it, and didn't hold back from expressing it to his wife which I found extremely beautiful. Nothing more beautiful than a man who recognizes how blessed he is to have a wife like Susie. However, I'm one of a mind that family comes first before outside ministry, family IS a ministry. I have a deep respect for the Spurgeons but I believe Charles made outside ministry a higher priority rather than his family and for that, I can't say that I find their marriage a role model to follow.
Nevertheless, I find their treatment of each other as husband and wife Biblical and very beautiful, an example of a godly marriage within the home.
I received a copy of this book from Moody in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.