Title: Types & Emblems
Author: C.H. Spurgeon
Copyright: 1875 Reprint by Local Church Bible Publishers pgs. 280
Finally got around to reading this. I ordered this month’s back and now just finishing up with a brief review of it. This is in no way a critique of Spurgeon’s works. Without question, his material is loved and adored and read by many from across numerous denominational lines.
On top of my overall desire to grow and learn intellectually (ignorance is pandemic but no excuse especially in today’s “enlightened age”), I also pursue personal growth spiritually by making it a point to read good godly literature. I have a particular fondness for the old-timers, or as they say in today’s circles, old paths. Theirs has been tried and proven throughout the generations and not only have they withstood scrutiny by critics but has also received praise. Since a lot of what you read today is nothing more than a rehash of old works, I recommended going to “old stuff” first.
“He being dead yet speaketh” certainly Spurgeon certainly fits into that mold, with a plethora of sermons, books, devotionals, and teaching books readily accessible and sold pretty much where any Christian books are sold. His Morning and Evening devotionals are well worth the read. You can probably get them online or get them in book form from Amazon or some other distributor. I have them here on my Sword Searcher, which by the way is an excellent Bible Based program.
There are sixteen sermons in this little book. All things considered, it’s a short book and an easy read. The sermons focus on the types and emblems found in the Bible and so far that alone makes the time in it worthwhile.
Spurgeon preached these on Sunday and Thursday evenings. They of course range in length, but all have depth, a depth that would be expected of a sermon preached by Spurgeon. Great insight and without question relevant even in today’s hustle and bustle Christianity. It’s hard to find fillers in anything Spurgeon wrote. The content is the fruit of his time in his personal library and the Book!
All things considered, it’s a short book and an easy read. It consists of sermons focused on the types and emblems found in the Bible and so far that alone makes the time in it worthwhile.
My favorite Sermon was Our Champion. I’ve included a link in the hopes it will be an encouragement and blessing to you as it was to me. – https://www.thekingdomcollective.com/spurgeon/sermon/3009/
Well time to end this here. Have a great rest of your day!