Lectures to My Students

Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1979 Charles Spurgeon (P)2012 Zondervan

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One of the Greatest Pastors of his generation

I have enjoyed listening to this book many times since I bought it. I find it very enjoyable. C.H. Spurgeon was not a formally educated man but was a lifelong student of the Christian faith once he was converted at age 19. He became a preacher who, before microphones could be heard by a crowd of 23,000 people. He actually asked his faithful to stay at home every fourth Sunday so the "unbelievers" would have a chance to hear him. I have read or studied many of the books put out this generation about this pastor that died 120 years ago.
This and many other books have been written in contemporary English as many of the words that were used in Spurgeons day and age are antiquated and not easy to understand. I highly recommend this if you like to listen to the Classic Christian Pastors such as Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, and George Whitfield.
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Timeless and priceless

Where does Lectures to My Students rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Absolutely one of the best books I've listened to.

Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

The narration was absolutely amazing. I have never heard Charles Spurgeon speak, however Grover Gardner brings his words to life so much that I'm often tempted to think I'm listening to the author himself!!!

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I often catch myself marveling at how current and relevant this is even though he lived so long ago. I would heartily recommend it to everyone considering serving in ministry.

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Indispensable and hilarious!

This is one of the funniest books I have read in ages! Spurgeon’s wit and language is very much like Chesterton’s and he excels in that wonderful British understatement that will have you in tears! At the same time the book is a treasury of insights from the prince of preachers! People from all walks of life, not just preachers, will find this very fruitful!

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strong preaching

loved it. 21 hours of quality gospel teaching. the narration captures the meaning of the text, but I imagine him with a deeper voice.

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Still the best book for preachers

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This book is a little out of date for some things but for the principles that make for a good preacher, you cannot beat it. Read portions of this book 40 years ago but it was good to listen to it straight through (over several days)

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Loved It!!!

Spurgeon always delights! The Prince of. preachers is just wonderful! He had a pastor's heart.

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Great advice and learning from a great man of God

I would expect nothing less from the likes of Spurgeon! Can be a little bit trying because of the old English language that is used, but well worth listening to!

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Every Pastor should read this book ever year

Would you listen to Lectures to My Students again? Why?

Yes, Because Pastors today have lost the art of preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This book will help them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

C. H. Spurgeon.
Spurgeon was a genius, his mind remembered everything he read and the stories which he tells you, you just don't forget them. He has a great sense of humor.

Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I will be in the future. Grover has one of those voices that you can listen to all day.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Pastors repent or perish

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Spurgeon got it right he followed the Apostles in Acts 6 when help was needed they had the people select 7 men to take care of the widows why the Apostles gave themselves to prayer and the study of the Word. He came to the pulpit ready to preach. He prayed a lot and study a lot.

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illustrations, edification5 stars

Great chapters on evangelism. Also a good conviction and sharpening to faith in Christ. loved the entirety of the book.

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Timeless advice!

A few things seemed to repeat, but not much. Heartily recommend to all preachers! Don't be dull!

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  • Clint Scott
  • 01-31-17

Worth the read...surprisingly very funny too

If you could sum up Lectures to My Students in three words, what would they be?

This was brilliant, This is the first full work I've read from "The Prince of Preachers" Charles Spurgeon.

He was an excellent writer and teacher and is surprisingly very funny, lots of LOL moments in this one while delivering timeless truths in an approachable way.

Worth the read! especially if yo will be or are already involved in some sort of Pastoral Ministry.

Another nice surprise for me as a Londoner was the he mentioned areas, and roads I'm really familiar with. His school is up the road from our church and he mentioned Seven Dials which is where I work in London :)

What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

An excellent performance by Grover Gardener

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  • AJC
  • 07-19-18

A Preachers Best Friend

Any preacher shouldn't be allowed into the pulpit without reading or listening to CHS Lectures.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-18

The Prince of preachers

“Lectures” is quite a large volume and obviously not all content will be agreeable. There is however much to stimulate the mind and for this reason even that which is disagreeable is of benefit in that the mind is and heart exercised. The lectures cover a vast array of topics and therefore this is bound to be something of interest to all who listen.