{Review} Advice For Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon


Product Details:
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Attic Books, A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group
Website: www.attic-books.net
Book URL: Advice for Seekers

Information From Publisher:
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.

Chapters inside this exquisite reproduction of a late 1890’s classic work include:
  • Do not Try to Save Yourself
  • Despised Ones Seeking Jesus
  • Seekers Touching Christ
  • Still no Light and Why?
  • and more
Apart from Biblical writers, Spurgeon is considered to be history’s most widely read preacher. Called the “prince of preachers,” he is said to have preached the gospel to over ten million people in his lifetime.

Review:
The original edition of Advice for Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon, published in 1896 to compel seekers to commit their lives to Christ, challenged readers to accept salvation without reservation or delay. Spurgeon did not mince words in this concise book, nor did he coddle the seeker through delicate speech. Spurgeon's words of grace, laced with solid truth, propelled the seeker to understand his absolute need of salvation through the atoning work Christ.

This exquisite new edition, published by Attic Books, a Division of New Leaf Publishing, contains an important message for our "seeker" generation, just as in Spurgeon's day.

The Attic Books Publisher's Note in the preface of this new edition of Advice for Seekers relates:

"The term 'seeker' is one still spoken of today in the manner that Spurgeon used it. There are people sincerely seeking out the truth" wanting to know more of the Lord and the Bible, though not committed as disciples yet. They are asking questions and wanting to know more before making this most serious of decisions. The seeker will find assurance within these pages, as will believers."

For modern seekers searching for meaning, Spurgeon's timeless exhortation in Advice for Seekers is a beacon of light for the truth of the gospel. Each page is filled with a persuasive and passionate plea for the cause of Christ.

Here are two short excerpts from the book:

"To believe that which God says, to do that which God bids, to take that salvation which God provides -- this is man's highest and best wisdom... This is the one message of the gospel, "Believe and live." Trust in the Incarnate Savior, whom God appointed to stand in the stead of sinners. Trust in him, and you shall be saved." (p. 10)

"I would entreat, persuade, exhort all of you who have not believed in Jesus to do so now. In the name of Jesus, I beseech you seek the Lord. I do not merely put it to you, 'Will you or will you not?' but I would lay my whole heart by the side of the request and say to you, 'Come to Jesus. Come and rest your guilty souls on him.' Do you not understand the gospel message? Do you know what it asks and what it gives? You shall receive perfect pardon in a moment if you believe in Jesus. You shall receive a life that will never die -- receive it now, quick as a lightning flash, if you do but trust in the Son of God. Whoever you may be, and whatever you may have done, if you will with your heart believe in him whom God has raised from the dead, and obey him henceforth as your Lord and Saviour, all manner of sin and iniquity shall be forgiven you. God will blot out your iniquities like a cloud. He will make you begin de novo -- afresh, anew. A new creature in Christ Jesus will he make you. Old things shall pass away and all things become new." (p. 126)

Advice for Seekers is a concise work (142 pages), and suitable for home, school, and church use. It is a pleasurable, but convicting read for personal study and reflection. This substantive book can be used for high school Bible coursework for home educated students. Additionally, this short volume is a perfect study for a small group study at church. The fourteen chapters are quick reads, but they are filled with solid spiritual truth to generate discussion, reflection, and deepening of faith.

This edition of Advice for Seekers is a modern reproduction of the original 19th century work. It is a beautiful volume to give as a gift to family, friends, those in ministry, and any seeker of truth. The exterior of the book is aesthetically pleasing, with the aged look of a well-worn book.


When you open the book, you are greeted with a lovely block font, reminiscent of earlier times. The pages are rough-hewn with jagged edges, which is one of my favorite features in new reproductions of classic works.

I greatly enjoyed reviewing Advice for Seekers. Charles H. Spurgeon is one of my favorite authors of religious/spiritual genre. This new reproduction from Attic Books is my first introduction to Advice for Seekers and I am impressed with the quality of this lovely book. I felt strengthened and encouraged in my faith, as Spurgeon's words moved my spirit in thankfulness for the confidence and security of the redemption Christ provided for my life. Grace. All is grace through Jesus Christ, who has reconciled my life to God, solely through his atonement. I stand humbled and amazed for this great mercy. I am thankful for the life and work of Spurgeon, who served the Lord wholeheartedly, and left a legacy which impacted many generations, for the glory of God. 

If you love the writings of Spurgeon, you will certainly enjoy reading and sharing this delightful book with others. Advice for Seekers is simply gorgeous, with deep spiritual content and visual beauty. Thank you Attic Books for republishing this classic gem and providing me the opportunity to review!

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Disclaimer:
I received a free copy of Advice for Seekers from Attic Books/New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. I received no further compensation for this review.

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