When I was given the opportunity to review The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Vol. 2 I jumped at the chance. When I was in seminary many of Spurgeon’s works were required reading. His writing and preaching changed the landscape of 19th century Protestantism, and he is still a big influence today. This book is Volume two of a multi-volume set and covers his sermons from 1851 to 1854. The volume, the series in fact, is edited by Christian George who is head of the Spurgeon library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The volume contains 57 sermon outlines and copies of the actual notes that Spurgeon wrote. It is truly a remarkable piece of history, and as a Church historian this is something I personally treasure. In addition to the handwritten notes by Spurgeon, the editor also transcribed those notes into an easy to read typed font. This is beneficial as some of Spurgeon’s handwriting is hard to make out.
The sermons are hard hitting as any Spurgeon fan would expect. They will challenge you, and push you to become a better disciple of Christ.Contained in the notes are the corresponding Scripture passages which are also beneficial since it allows us to turn to the biblical text that corresponds with the notes.
Just from a historical perspective I give this book 5 stars, but the content itself deserves that as well.
[Note: The book was received free of charge from B&H Academic in exchange for an honest review.]