Man of Sorrows: A Review of “Spurgeon’s Sorrows” by Z.Eswine

This recently published work (Christian Focus, December 2014) is a recent addition to the PRC Seminary library and looks to be a valuable addition to books on the subject of depression. What makes this book unique is that it is written from the perspective of the great Baptist preacher Charles H. Spurgeon, who also suffered from bouts of despondency (as did the great Reformed churchman, Abraham Kuyper).
A friend recently wrote this review of the book on his blog and so I re-post it here for your benefit as well. This is not only a book for pastors and elders; the person “in the pew” should read it as well – and not just those who may struggle with depression.
Thank you, Stuart, for the fine summary of Eswine’s book.

Truth in Grace

Spurgeon’s Sorrows Sorrows

A review by Stuart Brogden

Zack Eswine has written an easy-to-grasp overview of a condition many Christians and pastors spend too little time understanding. Some because they’ve bought into the lie that being healed by the stripes of Christ is a temporal healing, and we should have no sickness if our faith is strong enough. Some because they do not understand mental problems and do not trust psychiatrists. Eswine studied Charles Spurgeon, who suffered with depression and wrote about it, and he brings the Word of God and the words of men to bear to clear the air and give us hope. My hope is to bring to light a few of the good insights this book has to offer and help my fellow Christians better understand this issue so that we might be used to do good to our brothers and sisters who are suffering with…

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