Volume 5 continues this set of exquisite volumes of Spurgeon’s early, previously unreleased sermon notes. Though there is a more economical release of this book, I personally love these collector’s editions. If you love an heirloom volume, you will love this volume with its beautiful cover with marbled paper.
Don’t miss the Introduction that answers the question, who is Charles Spurgeon? Really it tells the story in a few pages leading up to the story of the notebooks where these sermons were found.
Beyond the lovely volume are the sermon notes themselves. Spurgeon had a gift, a gift directly from the Lord. He could stretch the text or spiritualize it on occasion but the warmth is always there. The Gospel always soars in his stuff as well. When he speaks of the Lord he speaks of a friend he knows and adores. His sermons could easily be identified among others. They are different, but good and often profound.
When you see these notes you will immediately be amazed that his gift came at a young age. Maybe they were better later, but they are excellent even here. He even tackles Ezekiel 1 here! As always, his texts are from all of Scripture. I especially enjoyed his take on a favorite of mine, Ezekiel 47. I’m fact, his sermons from the prophets are the best in this particular volume.
It’s hard to find words for how wonderful this book truly is!
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