Thank God for Unknown Preachers: The Conversions of Spurgeon and Owen

Spurgeon had tremendous regard for John Owen, “the most profound divine who ever lived." Perhaps one reason Spurgeon was drawn to him was because of the many similarities between the two men: both were Englishmen, born to Nonconforming families, grew up as pastor’s kids, were school tutors as young men, began pastoring in a small church, and shared a dislike for Presbyterian polity in favor of congregationalism. Yet, the most peculiar similarity is their common conversion under the preaching of rural, uneducated men.
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