Come to Jesus
By Newman Hall
Come to Jesus! is an ideal evangelistic work combined with earnestness and scriptural applications. It addresses various conditions of heart and sets forth the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. By the year 1894, there were 2,500,000 copies of this book in forty languages.
Christopher Newman Hall (1816-1902) was an English Nonconformist divine and temperance reformer, born at Maidstone. His father was John Vine Hall, proprietor and printer of the Maidstone Journal, and the author of a popular evangelical work called The Sinner’s Friend. Newman attended Highbury College and was called to his first pastorate at the Albion Congregational Church, Hull, in 1842. The membership and influence of this congregation grew during his twelve years there. In 1854 he accepted a call to Surrey Chapel, London, founded in 1783 by Rowland Hill. In 1892 Newman Hall resigned his charge and devoted himself to general evangelical and social work. His writings were mostly small booklets or tracts of a distinctly evangelical character. His works include Christian Victory, It Is I or The Voice of Jesus in the Storm, and his best known Come to Jesus, of which over four million copies have been circulated in forty different languages. Newman Hall also wrote several volumes of hymns. As a friend of Charles H. Spurgeon, he occasionally preached in Spurgeon’s pulpit and is mentioned in several of his sermons. He visited the United States during the War Between the States and did much to promote mutual understanding between England and America.