Around the Wicket Gate

Read by MaryAnn

(4.8 stars; 120 reviews)

Millions of men are in the outlying regions, far off from God and peace; for these we pray, and to these we give warning. But just now we have to do with a smaller company, who are not far from the kingdom, but have come right up to the wicket gate which stands at the head of the way of life. One would think that they would hasten to enter, for a free and open invitation is placed over the entrance, the porter waits to welcome them, and there is but this one way to eternal life. He that is most loaded seems the most likely to pass in and begin the heavenward journey; but what ails the other men? He who does not take this step of faith, and so enter upon the road to heaven, will perish. It will be an awful ting to die just outside the gate of life. Almost saved, but altogether lost! A man just outside Noah's ark would be drowned; a manslayer just outside the wall of the city of refuge would be slain; and the man who is within a yard of Christ, and yet has not trusted hi, will be lost. Therefore am I in terrible earnest to get my hesitating friends over the threshold. Come in! Come in! is my pressing entreaty. May the Holy Spirit render it effectual with many who shall glance at these pages! May he cause his own almighty voice to be heard creating faith at once!

To God this book is commended; for without his grace nothing will come of all that is written. (2 hr 8 min)


Preface 4:56 Read by MaryAnn
Awakening 9:06 Read by MaryAnn
Jesus Only 10:28 Read by MaryAnn
Faith in the Person of the Lord Jesus 14:49 Read by MaryAnn
Faith very Simple 15:43 Read by MaryAnn
Fearing to Believe 11:24 Read by MaryAnn
Difficulty in the Way of Believing 10:13 Read by MaryAnn
A Helpful Survey of Christ's Work 12:23 Read by MaryAnn
A Real Hinderance to Faith 9:08 Read by MaryAnn
On Raising Questions 8:55 Read by MaryAnn
Without Faith no Salvation 7:00 Read by MaryAnn
To those who have Believed 14:27 Read by MaryAnn


Right on time

(5 stars)

I have been entertaining the vice of envy. Been obsessing about what I'm entitled to. That causes a lot of self-focus. I prayed for deliverance and strong faith. Chapter 11 was where I left off at some time ago, but picking it up tonight was right on time. It was beautifully read, and the words came to life. I am renewed, and I must drive on.

Another thot provoking literary work.

(5 stars)

To those who have an ear to hear & be encouraged into active belief, this work is available. The Reader also provides her excellent skill that one is not distracted in trying to understand the author.


(5 stars)

as always MaryAnn is a wonderful reader and C h Spurgeon's preaching rings pure and true with the heart of Jesus Christ desire to save sinners

(5 stars)

this book really helped me understand where my faith is right now and truly self evaluate what I believe about Jesus

great read, great reading

(5 stars)

encouragement for the Christian, urgent pleadings and warnings for the unsaved. great reader made it very enjoyable

(5 stars)

Excellent reading! Thank you Marianne, whoever you are, you have blessed me with this reading of the Spurgeon book

confirming and comforting

(5 stars)

very well read, easy to understand, a text that's hardly dated and fully with your time.

very good

(5 stars)

reader has a lovely voice. very calming. Spurgeon is great, as always. what's not to like?