John Ploughmans Pictures: Everyday Advice Based On Biblical Truth

John Ploughmans Pictures: Everyday Advice Based On Biblical Truth

by Charles H. Spurgeon


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Charles H. Spurgeon follows up his popular John Ploughman's Talks with another volume of plain talk, proverbial sayings, and wise counsel. Tackling key moral issues with both gentle satire and straightforward advice, he guides the reader to discover the depths of God's mercy, salvation through Christ, and timeless, biblically based principles for living a virtuous life.
Prepare to laugh, reflect deeply, and gain wisdom for a lifetime and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603747035
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Charles. H. Spurgeon (1834–1892), the “Prince of Preachers,” preached his first sermon at age sixteen. During his lifetime, he preached to an estimated ten million people. He founded and supported charitable outreaches, including educational institutions. He also founded a pastors’ college and the famous Stockwell Orphanage. Spurgeon published over two thousand of his sermons, as well as numerous books. Highlighted with splashes of spontaneous, delightful humor, his teachings still provide direction to all who are seeking true joy and genuine intimacy with God.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 If the Cap Fits, Wear It 9

2 Burn a Candle at Both Ends, and It Will Soon Be Gone 12

3 Hunchback Sees Not His Own Hump, but He Sees His Neighbors 16

4 It Is Hard for an Empty Sack to Stand Upright 19

5 He Who Would Please All Will Lose His Donkey and Be Laughed at for His Pains 24

6 All Are Not Hunters That Blow the Horn 28

7 A Handsaw Is a Good Thing, but Not to Shave With 32

8 Don't Cut Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face 36

9 He has a Hole Under His Nose, and His Money Runs Into It 39

10 Every Man Should Sweep Before His Own Door 45

11 Scant Feeding of Man or Horse Is Small Profit and Sure Loss 48

12 Never Stop the Plough to Catch a Mouse 53

13 A Looking Glass Is of No Use to a Blind Man 56

14 He Has Got the Fiddle, but Not the Stick 61

15 "Great Cry and Little Wool," as the Man Said Who Clipped the Sow 63

16 You May Bend the Sapling, but Not the Tree 67

17 A Man May Love His House, Though He Ride Not on the Ridge 71

18 Great Drinkers Think Themselves Great Men 76

19 Two Dogs Fight for a Bone, and a Third Runs Away With It 81

20 He Lives Under the Sign of the Cat's Foot 83

21 He Would Put His Finger in the Pie, and so He Burnt His Nail Off 88

22 You Can't Catch the Wind in a Net 92

23 Beware of the Dog 96

24 Like Cat Like Kit 102

25 A Horse Which Carries a Halter is Soon Caught 105

26 An Old Fox Is Shy of a Trap 108

27 A Black Hen Lays a White Egg 111

28 He Looks One Way and Pulls the Other 113

29 Stick To It and Do It 115

30 Don't Put the Cart Before the Horse 122

31 A Leaking Tap Is a Great Waster 126

32 Fools Set Stools for Wise Men to Stumble Over 131

33 A Man in a Passion Rides a Horse That Runs Away with Him 133

34 Where the Plough Does Not Go, the Weeds Will Surely Grow 136

35 All Is Lost That Is Poured into a Cracked Dish 139

36 Grasp All and Lose All 142

37 Scatter and Increase 143

38 Every Bird Likes Its Own Nest 146

About the Author 151

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