As any long-time reader of this blog knows, I’m a great admirer of Charles Spurgeon, the great 19th century Baptist preacher. There are few pastors and authors who I turn to as frequently as Spurgeon, whose skill with handling the Word of God is matched by his mastery of a good turn of phrase.
It’s this latter gift that I think first attracted me to the Prince of Preachers. Few authors, outside of perhaps C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton, are as eminently quotable as Spurgeon on such a wide variety of subjects. Sometimes dreadfully serious, other times displaying a sharp wit that puts the best modern satirists to shame,
This is why I’m so thankful for Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon, a new book of Spurgeon quotes compiled by Stephen McCaskell. McCaskell has painstakingly compiled quotes from Spurgeon’s vast library of books and sermons, covering topics ranging from character and mormonism to revenge and substitution.
Here are just a few standout items:
Men go after novel and false doctrines because they do not really know the truth; for if the truth had gotten into them and filled them, they would not have room for these day-dreams. (A Good Start, Page 108)
On false teaching:
It very often happens that the converts that are born in excitement die when the excitement is over. (The Soul Winner, Page 16)
We hear complaints that the minister speaks too harshly and talks too much of judgment. Saved sinners never make that complaint. (The Ship On Fire-A Voice Of Warning, Volume 10, Sermon #550 – Genesis 19:17, 19)
Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon is carefully organized, lovingly crafted and tremendously helpful resource for Spurgeon admirers. Whether you’re looking for a great quote to use in an illustration, want a conversation starting status update, or are just looking for a encouraging word from a departed brother in the Lord, you will greatly benefit from this book.
Title: Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon
Editor: Stephen McCaskell
Publisher: Lucid Books (2012)
Buy it at: Amazon