The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon, Volume 3 – A Review

The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 3

Well, for starters, it feels great to be writing a review again! It has been far too long. The past several months have been long and difficult, but, all is well, and, Lord willing, I will have more book reviews to post! To begin, I am finally reviewing volume 3 of the Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Collector’s Edition!

The third of what is to be twelve volumes which stem from notebooks found, this is yet another incredible resource, not only to delve into the mind of the Prince of Preachers, but also for inspiration and help when it comes to searching the Scriptures. In fact, while I was recently preparing a sermon for which I was doing pulpit supply, there was a sermon covering some of the text from 2 Peter that I am preaching from soon, and it sent me down a very helpful path. The sermon, regarding 2 Peter 1:10-11, is sermon number 135, “Calling and Election Sure.” Reading through this, the excellent research and reference work in it lead me to another sermon, which I have access to on Logos, which was not only helpful in my preparation, but edifying to me personally.

The Book Itself…
It’s gorgeous! Hard-cover made to look like the original notebook, it’s sturdy, so very sturdy (one that I wouldn’t be afraid to use for self-defense!). Inside the book, the pages are also equally eloquent. The craftsmanship on this book, as well as the first two, is top-notch excellence. Something that is not often found in books these days.

The Contents…
As mentioned above, all of the volumes of The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon are all incredibly helpful and useful in ministry and personal study. They also give an incredible glimpse into the preparation done by Spurgeon himself in his earlier years. My favorite sermon in there would have to be 135, “Calling and Election Sure,” on 2 Peter 1:10-11, as I think that many sometimes have doubt about their salvation, and I know I do. It was very encouraging to me and helped me really see how foolish it is to think that the God who creates and saves could ever lose one of His sheep.

In Conclusion…
This is a valuable work for those who value God’s Word. The historicity of Spurgeon and these newly found notebooks is incredible and helps one not only learn more about Spurgeon, but allows us to see various things that ailed the times through the words he put to paper all those years ago. And, what do I see as I look at his work? A lot of what we are going through now, in 2018, is similar to the times of Spurgeon. I highly recommend this work to preachers, pastors, history buffs, and to anyone who desires to learn from The Prince of Preachers.

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