While agreeing that Charles Spurgeon was a talented and gifted person, this article shows that the success of Spurgeon is found in his dependence on God, and his belief that without the Holy Spirit nothing happens. This dependence is reflected in a prayerful life.
A charge levelled against John Calvin was that the Reformation brought division into the church. So, was the Reformation needed? This article provides an insightful answer from John Calvin, from his tract, "On the Necessity of Reforming the Church."