This is a great set of books, and shows Spurgeon in all of his maniacal glory. I can only imagine how electrified the crowds that went to hear him preach would have been. Having sat through more than my fare share of modern preaching, I can honestly say that reading this set causes me to imagine Spurgeon's voice through the cadence and rhythm of his writing.
Having said that, the only sermon I really wish was included in this set was delivered at the Tabernacle on October 1, 1861 - "The Gorilla and the Land He Inhabits".... Spurgeon's to the recent book "Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa", by Paul B. Du Chaillu (John Murray).
Coming to the gorilla,a stuffed specimen of which was on the platform,the lecturer said:"He is an enormous ape, which claims to approach the nearest to man of any other creature. How nearly he approaches, I leave you to judge."
The war between Science and Christianity was well under way, and this particular piece by Spurgeon was a masterpiece of showmanship that could hardly be outdone by Huxley himself.
A great value, and no matter you theological or denominational affiliation, a gripping read...Even after 150 years.
Given as a gift. Quality lacking. Printing looks like it was done on a copy machine. However, the contents for the price are amazing. My husband, who received it, was thrilled at the bargain and to have this set of sermons. He's a big fan of Spurgeon. Much to contemplate for years to come.
We purchased this set for our son for Christmas. It was pretty much exactly what we expected. We have a set that is quite older and a much better quality, but we knew for this price, it couldn't possibly match that quality. No problem! It is still an incredible value and invaluable in it's content.