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Lectures to My Students Hardcover – January 20, 2008
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One contemporary scholar and authority on Spurgeon says of this work: 'Next to Mr. Spurgeon's great literary work, The Treasury of David, we consider (these) Lectures to My Students his greatest single contribution to the Christian world. There is more practical wisdom, common sense and sage advice packed within these pages than with any other book of similar size, or content.' This complete and unabridged edition of Spurgeon's great work will make it possible for today's generation to appreciate Spurgeon's combination of discerning wit and refreshingly practical advice. Included in the twenty-eight chapters of this classic volume are lectures such as: - The Call to Ministry - The Preacher's Private Prayer - On the Choice of a Text - On the Voice - The Holy Spirit in Connection with Our Ministry - The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear - On Conversion as Our Aim - Illustrations in Preaching As were all of Spurgeon's messages to his people, each of these lectures is Scripture-saturated and Christ-honoring. They move swiftly and are fascinating in their content and sage counsel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
C. H. Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, was one of the most influential people of the second half of the 19th Century. At the heart of his desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant he did not neglect his pastoral ministry.
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Top Customer Reviews
But in terms of the editing in the kindle version (from "fig publishers" or " fig tree publishers") which was $1 the typos seem to increase as the book goes on. It needs editing, even an quick browse by the publishers through each chapter would suffice to catch many typos..
There were parts I had no idea what the sentence conveyed, because a word was missing. In fact many parts like that.
The misspellings and typos, we're distracting, especially in the later parts of the book.
I bought this Kindle edition with excitement because it was only one dollar; perhaps I should have bought another publishers edition.
This is one of my top 5 books. All of Spurgeon's works are worth the effort and resources to secure (such as his autobiography, commentary on Psalms called Treasury of David, salvific work titled All of Grace, and monumental 63 volume sermon set :), but that is not always feasible. If you were to have only one book by Spurgeon, I would say this should be it.
As has been said in the other more negative reviews: the presentation is not that great (this is the bibliobazar edition). The book itself looks very clean and sharp; it's a good size too, which I appreciate (just has a good hold and feel in your hands as you read). BUT, the type size is extremely small and the font is just okay. There are little spot marks and smudges in some places (though the text remains legible), due to the book being a photocopy of an earlier print. Also, this is only the first volume of what is a 4 volume set (comprised of Lecture Series 1,2, and 3 and "Commenting and Commentaries"), the whole of which can be found here on Amazon in one convenient edition. Just search for the ISBN 978-0851519661 and you'll find it (notice the page count compared to all the others; the complete version clocks in at a whopping 911 pages). The full edition is produced by Baker and is very high quality.
Lastly, as this material dates back to the 1800s and is therefore open source, free PDFs of each Lectures series are available. Just search "lectures to my students pdf" and they should come up.
A note about the Kindle edition: The publisher did a terrible job transferring this to e-book format. It would appear that they did this by scanning and using OCR, but did no proofreading. There are a number of errors that range from frustrating to amusing. In most places you can glean what was being communicated, but there are others where you can't. Some chapters are without errors while others are full of them. My rating reflects only the content, not the 'delivery' in the form of the Kindle version.