I read four Charles Spurgeon books in February. And I loved--in some cases, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED--each one of them. Though Power in the Blood and Grace: God's Unmerited Favor are the two I'd rate my favorite and my best. I don't know if it's all that surprising, but just reading a little Spurgeon makes me NEED or WANT more Spurgeon. Unfortunately, I'm finding it a little tricky to find more of his works in print. Still, I'll keep reading and reviewing whatever I can get my hands on!!!
So my newest Spurgeon read is Holy Spirit Power. And I did love it. I think Christians should be required to read at least one or two books on the Holy Spirit. I really do. (Though I might frame that so they read the right books on the Holy Spirit. I've also read/reviewed R.C. Sproul's The Mystery of the Holy Spirit.)
This one has six "chapters" or six essays:
- The Comforter
- The Power of the Holy Ghost
- The Holy Spirit, the Great Teacher
- The Withering Work of the Spirit
- The Covenant Promise of the Spirit
- Honey in the Mouth
I found all but the last chapter informative and relevant and wonderful. (Honey in the Mouth, to be honest, just CONFUSED me greatly.) I find Spurgeon's style to be lovely: very straightforward, very reader-friendly. He wanted to be understood by the masses, by you and me.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible