First the condition and the whole matter of the printing being spotty. The book binding is excellent. The pages are excellent. The printing is fair. Lets just say that for every four or five really good pages there is one that will have maybe two or three words that can not be seen as well. You call still make it out fine with the words that are visible. These books are however without a doubt a great buy! I guarantee if you saw this set of five on a shelf in a book store you'd flip through them look and the price and say, "yeah they are really not bad at all especially because of the price." I do not doubt that these books will meet your expectations and on just on condition I would say it is a 7/10. The print on each page looks fine it may be a little less dark but it is still excellent.
The Material. These are Spurgeon's sermons how could you go wrong. Each sermon is refreshing I read one a day and I have learned greatly from his preaching and how I can apply that to my own preaching. Spurgeon has a way of writing that will make 50 pages seem like five. He is constantly engaging in all of his sermons and I have enjoyed each one of them.
I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED AT THE SIZE OF THE BOOKS [ABOUT 1/2 THE SIZE OF OTHER SPURGEON BOOKS I HAVE, THE PAGES LOOK LIKE THEY ARE COPIED, DEFINETELY NOT AN ORIGINAL SPURGEON BOOK. BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
Any Christian who has ever lived needs to read this man's sermons. He brings such clarity to the scriptures and opens the mind to delve deeper into every word. Thank God who has blessed us with such men.