Justin Bessler

John Ploughman’s Proverbs

February 27, 2020

Charles Spurgeon was a man of many words. Some of his plainest and most poignant were penned under an assumed name of sorts: John Ploughman. This country farmer offered his wit and wisdom in two works: John Ploughman’s Talk and John Ploughman’s Pictures. In both, the homely ploughman proffered his “proverbial talk,” clothing the wisdom …