I'm a pastor and a student of historical theology, so I'm really happy to add this set to my library. It represents a great value: a classic collection of Spurgeon's sermons, attractively bound and well-printed. Some reviewers mentioned that their books had misprinted pages; I was glad that mine have dark, clear print. (Perhaps there was a bad printing run at some point?)
The font is a comfortable size for extended reading. The volumes themselves are well-bound and should last for some time, and they're not too big, so they're comfortable to hold. Hendrickson is to be commended on a great job with this set!
If you're not familiar with Spurgeon, he is a must-read for his warm Christ-centered expositions of Scripture. God gave him great skill in explaining a text's meaning, showing how it reveals the character of God, applying it practically, and showing how it calls you to believe in Christ as Saviour, all at the same time, with clarity, simplicity, and a sense of humor. He's one of the easiest-to-read dead guys out there, and God used his sermons to bring literally thousands of people to salvation in Christ.
If there were a Mt. Rushmore of giants of the faith, surely the likeness of C.H. Spurgeon would be there, granite cigar and all. The Prince of Preachers needs no review from me. As to these books, I have not found any irregularities in the printing as some have indicated. The font is a bit on the small side but not terribly so. However, the spiritual gold found within the pages of these five volumes is worth far more than whatever effort it takes to mine them out.
Learn the Gospel from the Greatest Evangelist of Victorian Times!
October 31, 2015
Preachers and students of the Gospel will come to love reading C.H. Spurgeon's sermons. They are still as relevant today as they were then. I have read them as my devotional and as part of my serious Bible Study preparation for my adult Sunday School classes. He had a great heart and proper passion in getting out the message of salvation as no one else of his time was able.
Would I recommend these volumes? The answer comes through loud and clear as I sent a set to my own pastor.