Monday, April 18, 2011

Old Dead Guys

Day 290 in my "Year In My Life Through Pictures" blog series

The picture today is of the inside of a book I just purchased off of Ebay. If you do not recognize who this is, it is Charles Haddon Spurgeon, also known as "The Prince Of Preachers". A very influential pastor from days gone by.

The title of this book is "Sermons of the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon Of London". It was published in 1858, which was still during Spurgeon's life time. I have not read the book, so don't ask me about it yet. I do know it is available online for free through the Google Books website, which is great, because I do not really want to risk messing up further a book that is 153 years old. The book is not perfect by any stretch, some water marks, yellowed pages, the spine is missing and replaced by some kind of tape. Overall though, 153 years and it is still readable is a major feat in itself. I am, however, not sure if the signature in the front is an actually signature or if it was printed. I am leaning toward printed, but who knows, it might be the real thing.

I highly recommend checking out the "old dead guys" and reading their sermons. Examine how God centered they were and it will open your eyes a bit to how man centered a lot of messages are these days. Spurgeon, Wesley, Newton, Luther and Flavel would be some place to start. A good website that has several of these "old dead guy" messages is Puritan's Sermons . This would be an excellent website to start your delve into the mind of yesteryear.

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