Considered by his peers then and now as "The Prince of Preachers," Charles Spurgeon built London's Metropolitan Tabernacle into the world's largest independent congregation during the nineteenth century. While many factors have been highlighted that help explain the effectiveness of Spurgeon's preaching, the foremost secret that empowered Charles Spurgeon was his devotion to prayer. When people would walk through the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon would take them to the basement prayer room where people were always on their knees interceding for the church. Then Spurgeon would declare, "Here is the powerhouse of this church."That statement is backed by the amazing number of sermons that Spurgeon preached on prayer.
Spurgeon goes straight to the heart of the issue before you even open the book. He explains to the reader in no uncertain terms what God requires of His children and what He is willing to bestow upon them for their obedience. Spurgeon is a timeless writer although at times (most!) he makes for some very intense reading. I have read other solid books on prayer but this is the best.