The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon

*I was given The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon to help facilitate my review. My thoughts and opinions are from my experiences. They are honest and 100% mine. 

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Throughout my life, I have prayed for specific mentors to come into my life. They are an expert in their field, and I respect them personally and professionally. However, there have been times when I knew God was working on something in my life, but I could not put my finger on what it was. In these moments I pray for wisdom, to have my eyes opened and truth to be understood by my ears. I ask questions, and I keep asking questions I have the answer. How do I know it’s the right answer? My lightbulb moment happens. I immediately begin to see a picture in my head and fully understand what I am to do. Sometimes it is a glimpse into the direction I am to go, and other times it is the whole picture.

Charles Spurgeon

My favorite book about Spurgeon

When I read Steal Away Home by Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey about the relationship between Reverand Charles Spurgeon and Former slave Thomas Johson I was sure it was going to be over my head. However, I had committed to reading it, and I do what I always do. I jumped in with both feet. Charles and Susannah Spurgeon have become dear mentors of mine.  Their choice to love the people around them despite their physical and mental pain inspires me to do the same.

I have become hungry for the Spurgeon’s written word. To taste the freedom they both fought to have in Jesus’ name every day. I truly believe the reason he was so well loved because he understood the pain his congregation was experiencing. He preached with conviction and passion because every day he was saved and given peace from his depression.

Mentoring in the classics with Charles Spurgeon

When I discovered The Lost Sermons of C.H Spurgeon by Christian T. George and published by BH Publishing Group, I wanted to read every word. I am not a biblical scholar by any means, and often books like this are way above my head, but I tried to read through it even if it meant I read one page a day.

Charles Spurgeon

I was excited to find sermons in Spurgeon’s written hand included in the book. There is something intimate about a someone’s handwriting. A pen cannot hide the emotion the person is experiencing. As I read his written words, I am not only connecting to the word of God; I am encountering his joyful moments of mental freedom from his depression. The pure joy he experienced every time he came out of the other side into the light.

The honest preacher

Spurgeon was not an arrogant, self-righteous preacher he was an ordinary man who lived with depression and physical illness. He found relief through Jesus his savior, his beloved joy and his light in the darkness. Charles once told a minister “It’s dark when I go to sleep, and it’s dark when I wake up.” He preached as a man who found joy and love from a savior who made the darkness in his life diminish. I invite you to get to know the Spurgeon’s and through them experience a savior who frees our souls from death and gives us joy and peace on earth.

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robinrussell52

My rebel heart loves Jesus. It has been a journey learning about his love for me, but he continues to fight for me and has won my heart. I am learning to love and respect my husband Mark. After four years of being a mommy I fell in love with the role God had given me and I am now a passionate homeschool, stay at home mom. I love outdoor adventures with my family and our husky Skye. I love creating delicious physically and emotionally satisfying meals. I love walking life’s hard road with those around me. I want to be a friend to the friendless and be a beacon of light and hope to the weary.

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