Dear Bro. Floyd,
I have just completed reading your book via PDF.........I think it is a valuable tool which should be placed into the hands of every Church member and attendee worldwide........In our current society the Church Pastor is looked upon as a “hireling”, a paid minister, an employee to do a specific job and be at the peoples “beck-an-call”....Sadly to say, our society with its progressive demise of spirituality has little respect for the Pastors of our day. Your book is a work wrought from the heart as you have seen the lack of a religious people not respecting their dear Pastor's with high esteem as God given gifts to the Church of Jesus Christ.
A good work you have done in my humble opinion and I wish it could fall into the hands of all professing Christian Church members and attendees.....
It was Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The famous Pastor of the London Baptist Tabernacle which was gifted with such eloquence in expounding Gods word that people would travel miles by horse and buggy in the mid 1800’s to hear the dear Pastor exalt Christ and His everlasting gospel with attendance will over 10,000 on a given Sunday meeting. He was a very gifted man of God. He had written volumes of books and devotionals such as “Morning by Morning” and “Evening by Evening”, The Treasury of David, a two volume set (of which I used to own a copy) of some of the greatest gleanings of David's writing penned by modern man.. He had a personal Library of over 5,000 books (if my memory serves me correctly), and he could place his hand on any given book at any time. He knew every member of The London Baptist Tabernacle by name (possibly 6-8,000 members). He was known as one of the greatest preachers of Christ gospel since the apostle Paul. He is the one which was asked, “Dear Pastor, what inspires you to expound such depth and breadth of the divine word of God with such recall and eloquence?” And he replied, “There are Deacons and brethren in the basement on their knees in prayer before God in my behalf as I stand in this pulpit...”
He has many volumes of writings of which he had written on the scriptures with such gems and gleanings of the word of God that would cause the most proud of Christians to weep at their reading. He was a sickly man, with crippling Arthritis and Gout, and often had to travel to France often to rest in the sunny climate away from the damp fog of London. He raised chickens by the way and would take eggs daily to the poor and widows around about. Check him out on Wikipedia and see some of the God enabled works of a dear brother preacher man which Born of the Spirit of God in a small Primitive Methodist Church house on a snowy evening as he went into the midweek meeting to get in from the cold and snow as he walked along the streets of his town. He was a mere teen of about 16 years if I recall and was ministering and Pastoring at age 19....... Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a God gifted genius with a mind to love and to serve God and was called away in his mid 50’s from this time world.............Our lives are like a vapor, here for an instant and gone in time to be remembered no longer after a few generations have past...........
With warm regards, by Christ unchanging love and free and sovereign grace,
Bro. Donald E. Martin, Sr.
– D. E, Martin, Sr.