Volume 1 covers the basics of preaching, such as the nuts-and-bolts of choosing a text and composing a sermons.
Spurgeon compiled a second volume of Lectures in response to the overwhelmingly positive reception of his first volume. Volume 2 contains detailed lectures on the role of the Holy Spirit during sermon preparation and delivery. Spurgeon also writes at length about the practical mechanics of sermon delivery, such as vocal inflection, hand gestures, eye contact, and attention to posture.
Volume 3 of Spurgeon’s Lectures teaches preachers how to use illustrations and stories within their sermons. Preaching, at its most basic level, helps the congregation find their place in the narrative arc of Scripture, making storytelling an integral component. This volume reveals Spurgeon’s method of artfully integrating illustrations and stories into his sermons, along with other creative ways to make the text come alive.
Volume 4 contains Commentary and Commentaries, one of the most cited reference works on Bible commentaries, with notes and background information for thousands of volumes of Scripture commentaries.
Charles Spurgeon is one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s most prolific writers. During his decades-long ministry in nineteenth century England, Spurgeon preached thousands of sermons, heard by millions of listeners. He devoted his life to the clear exposition of the Bible, and led the Metropolitan Tabernacle to become the largest church of its time. More than one hundred years after his death, Charles Spurgeon continues to exert powerful influence in the church and around the world. He remains a model preacher for pastors of every age.