You recognize Him as Savior, you want to spend eternity free of sin - yet, there is no peace in your life and something feels like it is missing in your spiritual journey. While thinking we are seeking deeper truth, we are often, in fact, simply sabotaging our faith by cling... Read More
What bridges this deep chasm between our faith and our own willful nature? The answer is wisdom - those truths that come only from the Lord, found when you shed personal 'meology' and instead truly embrace His will and way. Too many seek what is readily available in front of them, yet fail to see it by complicating what is so beautifully simple.
In Advice for Seekers, one of Christianity's most enduring influences, C.H. Spurgeon, offers timeless wisdom for those who have gotten lost in their faith walk by using the map of their own understanding rather than the guidance of God. He helps set the seeker on the true path of knowledge, encouraging them to discover wisdom and blessings from the never-ending wellspring of God's mercy.
This new edition is an exquisite reproduction of the late 1890s classic work.
Page Count: 142
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Jan 15, 2013
- UPC: 9780890517031
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 142
- Publish Date: Jan 10, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012070"
- ISBN: 0890517037
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- "Advice for Seekers" by Charles H. Spurgeon by tickmenot on 1/26/2014
Although this was written over a hundred years ago, and is printed in the style of that day, the core message of this book applies to life today as much as it did in its original time period. And that message is this: Christ came for each one of us. There is nothing we could have done in our lives that would keep us from following Christ. It is very simple to become a Christian. Just pray and ask Jesus to be in your life, and request forgiveness for the bad things you have done up until then. And that is it. You are now a follower of Christ, and just need to believe (have faith) that your appeal has been heard by God above.
Spurgeon warns people not to make this prayer hard, or believe you must do certain tasks before becoming a Christian. He emphasizes you must do nothing except ask Christ to be in charge of your life, and request forgiveness of your sins, keep it simple.
He also warns that some people believe they have been so bad that they are now too evil to become a Christian. That, too, is untrue. No matter what horrendous deeds have been committed before the seeker asks God's forgiveness in the name of Jesus, Christ will welcome them. Spurgeon also explains how, and why, Jesus was able to cancel out our sins--how He became the scapegoat for anyone who wants to accept him.
This small, slim book wants to remove any road block an individual might have imagined is keeping them from becoming a follower of Christ.
As a young person, the pastor of my church quoted Spurgeon almost every Sunday. Because of that, I always wanted to read Spurgeon's works, but until now, had not done so. I was thrilled when the opportunity to review this book presented itself. Not only did I get to honor the memory of my friend, but I got to experience some of the works of Charles H. Spurgeon. It was a pleasure to do so, and give it a 5 star recommendation with one qualifier. That is to remind the reader this book was written in the style, and English language, of a hundred years ago, so be prepared for some archaic words and grammar. But I truly hope that doesn't stop readers from giving this work a try, and gleaning the treasures to be found in it.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of "Advice for Seekers" from Attic Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.