Words cannot do justice to this short, but powerful work of Charles Spurgeon. It is, without a doubt, one of the single greatest non-canonical books ever written. Herein Spurgeon sets forth in no indefinite terms the way of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Spurgeon's deep-felt love for his Savior and for his fellow sinners shines forth on every page, in every phrase of this phenomenal volume. He brings the gospel to his readers with pointed illustrations, well-placed anecdotes, irrefutable arguments, heart-felt pleas and (above all else) the plainly-spoken and rightly-applied word of God.
Make no mistake, this is a book for everyone, not only for the unsaved. It is the word of salvation to the lost, food for the hungry, encouragement for the weak, comfort for the grieving, and hope for the hopeless. It is "the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16). This is a book especially for the strong in faith. There is no greater encouragement to the soul of the truly faithful Christian than the pure gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Perhaps you will ask, "How can you say such things about a book written 1800 years after the apostles lived and died?" Read the book for yourself and find out. I make no exaggerated claims. The heart of faith will find treasures within these pages the likes of which are not to be found outside the Holy Scripture itself. To say that this book is worth its weight in gold would not do it justice, for how much gold is worth a man's soul? Or how much gold is worth the calm assurance of salvation and hope of eternal life to the believing heart? No... there is no price that can be placed upon the truth this book contains. Will you not spare a mere $10 to examine it for yourself?
Edition Note: This same volume is reproduced in "The Anointed Life", a compilation of some of Spurgeon's writings and sermons, along with another excellent volume entitled "Faith".