Recently, B&H Academic published the first volume of The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon. This multi-volume work is edited by Christian George, curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Theological Seminary and the man who rediscovered the original notebooks containing Spurgeon’s earliest sermon outlines.
There have already been a number of helpful reviews on this new book, and I don’t want to merely echo the information from other blog posts.
So in order to cover some new ground, I’ll actually be making use of an old review – 120 years old, to be exact.
C.H. Spurgeon’s Autobiography was published in 1897 and was compiled from the preacher’s diary, letters, and records after his death by his wife and his private secretary.
The first volume of the autobiography contains a chapter titled “First Outlines of Sermons, 1851- 1852” which provides details about the very notebooks and sermon outlines later discovered by Dr. George and that are now made available in Volume 1 of The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon.