The Best of The Best Of Charles Spurgeon.
By the time of his death in 1892 Charles Spurgeon had preached nearly 3,561 sermons as well as 49 volumes of commentaries, sayings, anecdotes, illustrations, and devotions. His writings were so prolific and his sermons so numerous that for years after his death many of his sermons still continued to be published on a yearly basis.
In 1906, the William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri purchased Spurgeon's 5,103-volume library collection for £500 ($2500). In 2006, the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri purchased the collection for $400,000 and is currently in the process of restoring it. The Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama also holds a collection of Spurgeon's handwritten sermon notes from the years 1879-1891. At present, Delmarva Publications is undertaking the work of publishing the complete works of Charles Spurgeon in eBook format.
Spurgeon began his preaching career in 1854 and became the pastor of the New Park Street Chapel in Southwark the same year. A year after receiving the appointment of his new church, Spurgeon began publishing his sermons under the name of the New Park Street Pulpit. Seven years later he, along with his congregation, moved to the newly constructed church at Elephant and Castle in Southwark which was able to better accommodate the size of his growing congregation. The new church was named the Metropolitan Tabernacle and his sermons were published as The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit. Spurgeon’s printed sermons number 3,561 and are typically distributed in 63 volumes (approximately 56 sermons per volume) under two names - the first seven volumes are usually under the New Park Street Pulpit, and the remaining 56 under the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.
The Selected Sermons of Charles Spurgeon contain a carefully selected variety of some of his most popular sermons.
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What Leonardo Da Vinci did with a paintbrush, Charles Spurgeon does with words. I never pictured God in His glory, might, and majesty as I have while listening to these sermons, and I never truly saw my own condition before Christ until I listened to these sermons. Why doesn't anyone preach like this anymore? Where are the men of God who have abandoned their sin and are living solely for the glory of God? Especially in these desperate times. We need real men of God and we need another Great Awakening!
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I was really excited to be able to download CH Spurgeon's sermons to listen to during my hour commute. The narrator's reading is so extremely boring I find my mind drifting to other things making it difficult to absorb the meaning of the sermons. While I, of course never heard Spurgeon in person, something tells me there would have been fire and passion in his delivery so this reading does nothing to translate that to the listener. This audible book is almost unlistenable.
the narrator seemed a little robotic to me, but the content is priceless nonetheless, so still enjoyable.