Thursday, May 19, 2011

WE SHALL SEE GOD (Charles Spurgeon's classic devotional thoughts on Heaven) by RANDY ALCORN

No author in history has more material in print than Charles Spurgeon. During his lifetime, Spurgeon and his writings affected the world far and wide. Today, nearly 120 years after his death, countless people continue to have a passion for this London preacher, and more and more discover him every day. Some of Spurgeon’s most powerful sermons were those that he preached on the topic of Heaven. Up until now, however, very few of these sermons have been accessible to a mass audience. In what is sure to become an instant classic, best-selling author Randy Alcorn has compiled the most profound spiritual insights on the topic of eternity from these sermons and arranged them into an easily-accessible, highly inspirational devotional format complete with his own comments and devotional thoughts. Whether you are familiar with the works of Charles Spurgeon or not, you are in for a treat, as Alcorn invites you to sit at the feet of the Prince of Preachers and discover timeless pearls of wisdom from one of the greatest theological minds of all time.
 
My review:
You might be wondering, "Who is the author of this book, Spurgeon or Alcorn?" Well, for me, it would be both. Alcorn has taken, Charles Spurgeon's words and brought them to life once again. Maybe you have never heard of Charles Spurgeon. That is exactly what Alcorn is doing here. He is bringing his readers to know the work of Spurgeon.
 
This is a 50 day journey into seeking Heaven. As Spurgeon lived from 1834-1992 his words are still as powerful today as they were then. I learned much about Spurgeon that I did not know through this book. In the pages of this book Alcorn hasn't taken away from Spurgeon at all. He has simply added his own thoughts too. I think this book is just amazing. Alcorn gives us an excerpt from Spurgeon's sermon, then shares Spurgeon's words and then his own insight.
 
Whether you decide to read this book in a devotional style or simply read through you are going to find rich wisdom and blessing after blessing. I want to thank, Randy Alcorn, for putting together such an inspiring piece of work. Bringing old and new together. This would be a great gift for a new Christian. This is an outstanding aid to studying God's word. This book makes me want to seek Him even more.
 
This book was a gift from Tyndale for it's review.
 
Randy Alcorn is the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). Prior to starting EPM, he served as a pastor for 14 years. He has spoken around the world and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Randy is the best-selling author of over 35 books (4 million in print), including the novels Deadline, Dominion, and Deception, Safely Home, as well as The Chasm and Courageous. His nonfiction works include Heaven; If God is Good; Managing God's Money; Money, Possessions and Eternity; The Purity Principle; The Treasure Principle; The Grace and Truth Paradox; and The Law of Rewards. Randy has written for many magazines and produces the popular periodical Eternal Perspectives. He's been a guest on numerous radio and television programs, including Focus on the Family, The Bible Answer Man, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, Truths that Transform, and Faith Under Fire.

The father of two married daughters, Randy lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife and best friend, Nanci. They are the proud grandparents of several grandchildren.

Visit Randy Alcorn's blog at www.epm.org/blog. Connect with Randy also at facebook.com/randyalcorn and Twitter: twitter.com/randyalcorn.

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