Charles Spurgeon has been called The Prince of preachers. His sermons and additional works have changed the lives of many people; possibly millions. Some of his earliest sermons were thought to be lost but recent discoveries have located them.
In the book The Lost sermons of Charles Spurgeon, Volume 2, give some of his earliest sermons and outlines between the years 1851 and 1854. It is interesting to read these particular sermons because you actually see the development of Charles Spurgeon as he becomes a better preacher and Bible teacher.
One of the tools used in this book is a word count chart. This chart gives the word count of sermons throughout the early years. As one sees the graphics it is shows that Spurgeon started off with smaller sermons which gradually grew in content as he aged. His earlier sermons would average around 300 words while some of his sermons in this volume reached beyond 1,000 words.
This book also gives facsimiles of his outlines for his sermons and they puts them into a format that a person can read. Even his outlines showed growth and maturity as Spurgeon spoke more and studied more of God’s word.
For those who want a history of Spurgeon and receive some wonderful sermons to challenge and growth their faith I would highly recommend this book and its predecessor Volume 1. It will be well worth the purchase.
I receive a complimentary copy from the publisher of this book and exchange very honest review.