Thursday, May 2, 2013

A review of Advice for Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon

Advice for seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon

Publisher description:

"Many people get lost in their faith walk by using the map of their own understanding rather than the guidance of God. Spurgeon, one of Christianity’s most enduring influences, helps set the seeker on the path of peace. In his classic work, Advice for Seekers, Spurgeon offers Scriptural truths to help remove the obstacles so the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be grasped.
From his own experiences and his years of ministry, C.H. Spurgeon shares a gentle spirit of grace through his words to comfort and encourage those desiring to know the Lord."


This book shines on so many levels.  Of course how can you go wrong when you read anything by Charles Spurgeon, the "Prince of Preachers"?  In this book Spurgeon ministers to "seekers", those souls who are struggling, those who seek Christ and seek to serve Him but are failing miserably. 

Spurgeon takes the reader out of himself and does what a good preacher should do, gives us the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins.  He takes us from the path of self-effort, a path doomed to failure and despair, and gives us the righteousness of Christ instead.  From Chapter 1 "Do not try to save yourself" to the end Spurgeon deals with the hindrances and obstacles we find not only in coming to faith, but also in beginning to walk with Christ.  There is healing, encouragement, and spiritual truth throughout.  This is a comforting book!

My personal favorite was chapter 9 "How Luther sought and found", a man who Spurgeon says "layed hold upon the cross of our Lord and would not be stirred from it".  That chapter alone makes this book worth reading and sharing.

This book is perfect for gift giving.  It's made to look old fashioned with its weathered binding, old fashioned font, and thick ragged pages, all of which add to it's giftability factor.  I love the look and feel of this book.

I recommend this book for not only those seeking Christ, but also for Christians of all ages and maturity levels.  The message of the gospel Spurgeon gives us here is something we need to hear constantly, as our natural tendency is to look inward, and downward.  Read this book, and you will be drawn outward and upward, to the Saviour of your soul.  Read it, preach it to yourself, and pass it on to another pilgrim struggling on their journey.  5 stars!!

I received a free copy of this book from New Leaf Publishing in exchange for my unbiased review.

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