Review: Commenting and commentaries: lectures addressed to the students of the Pastor’s College, Metropolitan Tabernacle, with a list of the best Biblical commentaries and expositions : also a lecture on eccentric preachers : with a complete list of all of Spurg

Commenting and commentaries: lectures addressed to the students of the Pastor's College, Metropolitan Tabernacle, with a list of the best Biblical commentaries and expositions : also a lecture on eccentric preachers : with a complete list of all of Spurg
Commenting and commentaries: lectures addressed to the students of the Pastor’s College, Metropolitan Tabernacle, with a list of the best Biblical commentaries and expositions : also a lecture on eccentric preachers : with a complete list of all of Spurg by C. H. Spurgeon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Invaluable in its day, still quite valuable in ours. A similar work produced today by a similar man would be a rare treat, and a very helpful resource. Somehow I doubt that Carson’s short book on commentaries has the same room for wit that Spurgeon shows here. He gives an opening lecture recommending the best commentators, another on the act of commenting in the service, and then surveys almost 1500 works, giving a couple sentences of evaluation, both commendation and criticism. He closes with an address on eccentric preachers, celebrating the diversity of preaching gifts God has given, as long as Christ is at the center. Great stuff!

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