"The Prince of Preachers to the young." This was what C.H. Spurgeon called Richard Newton, author of this masterful treatment of the The Life of Jesus Christ explained and applied to the young. Volume One: This large double volume begins with The First Gospel Promise in Genesis 3:15 and leads us into the wilderness where Jesus is tempted by the Devil. Richard Newton, D.D. (1813-1887) Though he was born in Liverpool, England in 1813, Newton was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and then served as an Episcopal rector in Philadelphia for many years. In addition to thirty volumes of children's sermons, he wrote Illustrated Rambles in Bible Lands, Five-Minute Talks for the Young, Heroes of the Early Church, Heroes of the Reformation (also published by SGCB).