This is a beautiful little book, with 134 pages of advice for people “sincerely seeking out the truth; wanting to more of the Lord and the Bible, though not committed as disciples yet (publishers note)”. It’s a recreation of a book that was first published in 1896, and the new version has the original style and the original spelling that was used in the first printing. What’s even better is that it has the old style, rough hewn pages, giving the feel of a book that’s very old – even though it was just published. It’s perfect for giving as a gift – encouraging to those who are still “seeking”, but also helping those who are already believers and need (or would like) some more information to help them as they try to understand the gift that they’ve received.
There are 14 chapters, so with it being a small book to start with, none are very long. Each chapter is not only thought-provoking, but being written in the older style, it requires more concentration/attention from the reader as you go through it. This books reads very much like a series of sermons, with the individual chapters easily standing alone.
While reading this book, I was really taken back to the time when it was written, and it made me feel like I was actually listening to Charles Spurgeon as he was preaching. As a man who preached to over 10 million people in his lifetime, he impacted a lot of people – this book is one way that his impact continues on today.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and sentiments expressed here are completely my own.