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In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. While these sermons have been lost to history for almost 160 years, The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon forwards a collection of these rediscovered sermons so they can finally be read, studied, and enjoyed by the millions around the world who admire Spurgeon's spiritual insights and literary grace.

This inaugural volume, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume I: His Earliest Outlines and Sermons between 1851 and 1854 contains an introduction to what will be a multi-volume series, an overview of Spurgeon's life and times, seventy-eight sermons he preached itinerantly and as pastor of Waterbeach Chapel, and an analysis of these sermons by editor and Spurgeon scholar Christian T. George.

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This multi-volume set includes full-color facsimiles of Spurgeon's original handwriting, transcriptions of his outlines and sermons, biographical introductions, and editorial commentary that further illuminate Spurgeon's work. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10 percent more material to Spurgeon's body of literature and will constitute the first critical edition of any of Spurgeon's works.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 560
Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 10 X 7 X 1.375 (inches)
ISBN: 1433686813
ISBN-13: 9781433686818

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Author Bio

Christian T. George is assistant professor of historical theology and curator of The Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. 

Editorial Reviews

"Charles Spurgeon is one of God’s greatest gifts to the church. This collection of Spurgeon’s previously unpublished sermons—and Dr. Christian George’s annotations— is a profound extension of that gift. I cannot commend this volume—or the forthcoming ones—high enough. Every gospel minister should plan to buy this book and the entire series. I’m grateful to God for both Charles Spurgeon and Christian George. After reading this volume, you will be too."
Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"The publication of this critical edition of the ’lost’ sermons of C. H. Spurgeon—sermons preached between 1851 and 1854, and never before published—is a major triumph. This first of a projected twelve volumes includes excellent introductory essays, enough critical notes to satisfy the rigorous scholar, full-color facsimiles, and careful transcriptions that make the work accessible to the ordinary reader."
 — D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Historians have long lauded the nineteenth century as the century of English greatness both in terms of worldwide dominion and also personalities. While the sun has set on much of Britannia now two centuries removed, it still is shedding new light on at least one English luminary. Christian George has gifted us with a rare opportunity to learn more about the Prince of Preachers while at the same time presenting us with an impressive work of true scholarship. In short, Spurgeon’s lost sermons were not lost, but kindly preserved and held until the right hands could assess them and care for them. The Lost SermonsVol. 1 is a testament to nineteenth century English greatness and is delight to hold, read, and treasure and represents both a historic discovery and a monumental contribution to British historical studies." 
Jason G. Duesing, provost and associate professor of historical theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary & College
 
"Christian George’s edition of The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon is not only a remarkable gift to admirers of Spurgeon, but it also provides an illuminating view into nineteenth-century evangelical thought. I recommend it highly."
 — Thomas S. Kidd, distinguished professor of history, Baylor University

"This series represents a coming together of the perennial pastoral interest in Spurgeon with the renewed scholarly attention to the Prince of Preachers—and I trust Spurgeon would have it no other way. I pray these volumes will be a boon to historians and a blessing to the church for generations to come."
— Nathan A. Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions, Union University

"There is gold here, and I’m grateful for Christian’s work in digging it up and exposing it to view. Reflect upon the young Spurgeon’s sermons because they powerfully and beautifully show us the person and work of Jesus Christ."
 — Tony Merida, pastor for preaching and vision, Imago Dei Church and associate professor of preaching, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
"I’m so grateful to Christian George for sharing this treasure with the world. His exhaustive research and care has given us new insight into Spurgeon’s early years of ministry. I believe you’ll be encouraged and edified as you read George’s commentary on these early sermons of the man who would become known as the Prince of Preachers."
 — Stephen McCaskell, director of Through the Eyes of Spurgeon

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  1. The Geeky Calvinist
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    A Missing Work Finally Found
    May 22, 2017
    The Geeky Calvinist
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    Charles H Spurgeon is one of the most recognizable names in Christendom, known as the Prince of Preachers, he was the minister at Metropolitan Tabernacle for 38 years, from 1854 to 1892, his death. His sermons from this time are highly sought-after and owned by many pastors and laymen alike, yet Spurgeons sermons from his itinerant Ministry until his time at Metropolitan Tabernacle which was thought to be lost or minimum largely unknown has been found and is now been released to the public.

    B&H Publishers has recently acquired and produced these lost sermons and created a wonderful work containing these lost sermons preached by Spurgeon from 1851 to 1854. This work is titled The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Volume I: His Earliest Outlines and Sermons Between 1851 and 1854 which is edited by Christian T George. This work is divided into three volumes, the first which was released early in 2017.

    Volume one of this work contains his Spurgeon first 77 sermons dealing with a variety of topics. While Spurgeon was not an exegetical preacher, his exposition of scripture, even in his early Ministry was phenomenal. The sermons, which are from his early twenties, demonstrate that even at an early age he showed why he is known as the prince of preachers. God gifted this man in a way he did not gift many men.

    The sermons have various levels of detail; all are and outlines some with more in-depth exposition than others. Either way these sermons are an invaluable tool to understand scripture. The sermons can also be used as personal devotions, to sit around and read out loud eating a Laymans understanding of the Bible teaching on a specific subject or passage of scripture.

    In addition to these outlines editor Christian T George gives a personal introduction to this volume as well as an explanation and expansion of Spurgeon sermons. This is truly a remarkable book and an invaluable tool to the minister, Raymond, or scour alike. I look forward to the next to volume in this set and recommend this 1st volume to any and all Christians who desire to grow in the grace of Christ through the understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

    This book was provided to me free of charge from B&H Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
  2. Jimmy Reagan
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    February 9, 2017
    Jimmy Reagan
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    Quality: 5
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    This book is a call for celebration for any Spurgeon lovers or any who appreciate great preaching in general. If you are like me, you already read often from the pool of sermons available in either the New Park Street Pulpit or the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit sermon sets. Perhaps you would agree with me as well in saying that Spurgeon is one of the greatest preachers who ever lived. This gorgeous volume is the first in what will be an indispensable set.

    Spurgeon himself meant to publish these sermons from his earliest ministry, but it never worked out. His notes have languished in storage for these many years. Now Christian T. George has rescued the sermons and B & H Publishing has blessed us all by committing to print them in quality, beautiful editions. What will be obvious the minute you pick up these volumes is that both Mr. George and the publishers have treated the sermons as a labor of love.

    Once you open this beautiful volume you will find a treasure trove. You will read a history of how the project came together, an interesting timeline that puts Spurgeon in historical context, and introduction, two interesting essays on Spurgeon, and an essay about the sermons themselves. Mr. George then describes his sources and methods and even gives a sermon analysis that reviews the number of words in his sermon notes and other interesting facts. I must confess that I found every page of the introductory material to be interesting reading. Dont miss the incredible amount of information in the footnotes as well.

    Then theres the sermons. Many of them are only an outline, but Mr. George has put such incredible research of interesting tidbits both historical and personal that are loads of fun for Spurgeon fans. Who wouldve thought that Spurgeons first outline mostly came from John Gill! As I read the sermon outlines, I could tell that these were, perhaps, before Spurgeon completely hit his stride, but they still showed the homiletic genius that he was. It also demonstrated how Spurgeon can teach us all to find great sermons in unlikely texts.

    I look forward to getting each volume as they come out and cant wait to have the set completed. If you are a book lover, this is the release of the year. I pray this series has great success and mark me down as its first admirer.

    I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
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