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Sunday, May 29, 2011

We Shall See God: Charle's Spurgeon's classic devotional thoughts on heaven by Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn has compiled 50 days of readings of Charles Spurgeon's sermons on Heaven.  The book begins with an introduction on the life of Charles Spurgeon giving you a glimpse into the life of a man who had crowds of thousands listening to his sermons.  Each daily reading has an excerpt from one of Spurgeon's sermons on heaven and then some thoughts by Randy Alcorn.  Some edits have been made to the sermons only to help clarify the english language that has changed in the past 150 years.  Randy Alcorn explains all the changes that have been made in his introduction to this book.

We Shall See God has been an interesting read.  I was excited to read this book since I had never read any of Spurgeon's writings before.   Randy Alcorn has done a great job compiling and editing the readings for this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed having my focus directed heavenward.  I don't think that we mediate enough on all that God has prepared for us in His dwelling place called Heaven.  It is too easy to focus on this world and the temporal instead of the eternal.  "In Heaven we'll at last be freed of self-righteousness and self-deceit.  We'll no longer question God's goodness; we'll see it, savor it, enjoy it, and declare it to our companions.  Surely we will wonder how we ever could have doubted his goodness.  One look at the scarred hands of our Savior will suffice, for then our faith will be sight--we shall see God." (pg. 23)  If you want to focus on the eternal rather then the temporal life,  I would definitely recommend this book.
You can read the first chapter of the book here.

**Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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