The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume I: His Earliest Outlines and Sermons between 1851 and 1854Christian T. GeorgeB&H Academic / 2017 / Hardcover$10.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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Eugenius5 Stars Out Of 5The Wonder of Spurgeon's Love for the people of GodOctober 24, 2020EugeniusQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I may only describe C.H. Spurgeon as God's greatest evangelist of his century. He both attracted those believers with that gift and trained them to be the best of God's servants and it is no wonder as he outlines his simple but sublime sermons even in his youth. While he called his outlines "skeletons", they now have flesh once again. I am so glad that this volume is no longer a lost treasure, but one most precious.
Kamille5 Stars Out Of 5AmazingFebruary 18, 2020KamilleWish i had bought more to give out !
The Geeky Calvinist5 Stars Out Of 5A Missing Work Finally FoundMay 22, 2017The Geeky CalvinistQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Charles 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.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Wow!February 9, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This 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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