Advice For Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon is now available as a reprint by Attic books, a division of New Leaf Publishers. The 1896 classic is reproduced word for word in this new antiqued edition. The cover is a vintage reproduction as well as the ragged styled edge. This reprint of a classic will be a perfect edition for any collector or library.
This work by Spurgeon is analogous to the modern Christian apologetic writers, such as C.S. Lewis or contemporary writers such as Max Lucado. While the writing is written in nineteenth century English, its message is still applicable and its delivery is pretty much the same as that of the great modern day Christian writers.
The first chapter discusses how it is impossible to earn salvation based on our own merit. The second chapter discusses how Jesus is very approachable and came to save everyone- not pious hypocrites, but real people who are imperfect and need a savior. Spurgeon also covers the healing power of the cross, and obstacles to faith. Basically the entire message of the gospel is presented in easy to understand terms. The words of this book spoke to many readers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This same message is still delivered in countless sermons and books.
Most contemporary readers may find that the nineteenth century writing difficult to understand. It is true that this does not make for quick easy reading- but that is not the book's purpose. This book has an important message but for most readers it will simply be a quaint artifact to keep on the book shelf rather than to actually read. I imagine this book would be very popular for today's readers if it was rewritten in modern twenty first century English for today's generation. As a blogger I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of writing this review.
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