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 Spurgeon’s 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 the second volume in the series and is titled “The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Volume II: His Earliest Outlines and Sermons Between 1851 and 1854″ which is edited by Christian T George.
Volume two of this work contains his Spurgeon next 57 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 Layman’s 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 3rd volume in this set and recommend this 2nd 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.