SPURGEON, HEIR OF THE PURITANS, by Ernest W. Bacon; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1968; 184 pp., $3.95. The author believed, it was time to write a new biography of C.H. Spurgeon in order to show how Spurgeon carried on the Puritan tradition. His purpose is to demonstrate that a return to Puritan theology as exemplified by the “Prince of Preachers” would cure most, if not all, of the ecclesiastical ills afflicting our modem age.