Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-09-01

Samford divinity student Christian George is the author of Charles Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers (Christian Focus Publications).

The biography of the 19th century Englishman who was one of the best-known preachers in London, Europe and world is set for U.S. release this month. It was released in the United Kingdom in July.

George is pursuing a master of divinity degree at Samford's Beeson Divinity School, where he is president of the student body. He is a 2003 Samford graduate.

"Charles Spurgeon has long been a hero of mine," said George. "His hunger for evangelism, his creative handling of the world of God, and his ability to preach with earthy words brought many to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ."

"I wrote this book because I wanted teenagers to rediscover the preacher who has long been titled the prince of preachers," said George.

The pocket paperback will be available at the Cokesbury Bookstore at Beeson Divinity School, and LifeWay Christian Stores.

George is also the author of a second book, Sacred Travels: Recovering the Ancient Practice of Pilgrimage, to be released by InterVarsity Press in December.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.