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Advice for Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon

Advice for SeekersSpurgeon, Charles H.  Advice for Seekers.  Green Forest: Attic Books, 2013.  142 pp.  $14.99.  Purchase at Amazon and on Kindle for as low as $.99.

Introduction

I have reviewed a number of Spurgeon’s books in the past.  To make this even more sweet, this particular book is part of the Attic Books label under Master Books.  You can read about the other Attic Books here.

Summary

Spurgeon needs no introduction and neither does his zeal for evangelism.  In Advice for Seekers, Spurgeon penned a short treatise for those wanting to know more about the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the words of the jailer, what they must do to be saved.  He begins by explaining that you cannot save yourself.  He offers the open invitation to all and then encourages the seeker to continue seeking.  In the end, he explains how one is saved through faith in Christ alone.

Review

Can I add anything to what has already been said about Spurgeon?  I hardly doubt it!  Nor can I say anything negative in what he has written in this work.  In this day and age of “seeker sensitive” churches and people-centered, psychologically-based evangelism, Advice for Seekers is welcome addition to the conversation.  Originally published after Spurgeon’s death in 1896, this reprint shows the importance of the old message of salvation unchanging in its practical application.  The glory of this work is the foundation laid with Biblical precept after Biblical precept.

By the time you read Advice for Seekers you will have a solid, biblical foundation for evangelizing the lost as well as a handy book-length tract to offer anyone seriously considering the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Recommendation

This books deserves to be on every Christian’s bookshelf.  You can buy a number of copies and have them ready to give away to those who are genuinely seeking salvation in Christ.  Spurgeon was a man of God used to advance the Kingdom of God during his lifetime.  Advice for Seekers continues that advancement for today.

Life of Andrew Jackson Edited by John S. Jenkins

Life of Andrew JacksonLife of Andrew Jackson.  Edited by John S. Jenkins, A.M.  Green Forest: New Leaf Publishing Group, 2011. 400 pp. $19.99. Purchase from Amazon and on Kindle for much less.

Introduction

This book is part of a series of books from New Life Press under their Attic Books imprint which includes reprints of great biographies like George Washington and John Newton.

Summary

You can watch this video to gain a quick understanding of the importance of this book being reprinted:

As for a synopsis of the contents, this book is half biography and half historical papers. The first 194 pages is a biography of Andrew Jackson. The last 200 or so pages look at his eulogy, his inaugural address, his message in relation to Texas, and nine other works including his will and farewell address.

Review

Originally penned in 1850, this work is a bit dated as far as language is concerned as well as the culture of America.  It takes the reader back to a time when the Civil War had yet to be fought and we were once a debt-free nation.  If you can scale the barrier of the language, this book is worth reading though it is not a quick read.  The editor was not necessarily sympathetic of Jackson to the point of not discussing his problems, but he does paint him in a better light than many have in the past.

A bonus to this biography was that it was written merely 13 years after his death. On one hand, the legend of Andrew Jackson had yet to develop. On the other hand, history had yet to determine where he stood in the line of Presidents.  The history of the country was still being established and Jackson’s contributions had not been fully known.  Regardless, the information contained in this biography makes for a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn about the 7th President of the United States of America.

Recommendation

I really enjoy working through these older biographies.  The Life of Andrew Jackson is no different.  With the first half being a biography and the last half being comprised of either his speeches or papers dealing directly with his life, I highly recommend this biography of Andrew Jackson as an excellent starting point to delve into his life and his work.

 

Vintage Journal published by Attic Books

Vintage JournalVintage Journal published by Attic Books, a division of Master Books.  160 pp. $10.99.  Purchase at Amazon for less.

Review

Since this is a journal, there is not much to summarize 😉

Attic Books, a Division of Master Books released four journals a couple years ago. This particular journal is the Vintage Journal.  There are three other journals in this line including a Men’s Rugged, Men’s Professional, and a Women’s Vintage.  They are casebound with a magnetic flap that “locks” the journal shut.  The journal features quotes from various historical Christian literature including Pilgrim’s Progress and biographies of men like George Washington, Martin Luther, and Andrew Jackson – all works published by Attic Books.  The quotes throughout can serve as writing or meditative prompts but mostly, where I am concerned, add to the allure of the journal.

As one who writes with a fountain pen, I was concerned how the ink would sit (and soak in) on the page.  Fortunately, the paper inside the journal holds the ink well and there is no smearing even when you close the journal immediately after writing.

Recommendation

Journaling is a great discipline to begin.  For those who will commit to it will find in the years to come that they will glean much from what the Lord has accomplished in their lives.  They become almost like miniature monuments that can be passed on to children and grandchildren for years to come.  While there are many journals and diaries to choose from, this line of journals from Attic Books is an excellent addition to your choices.  I recommend this journal to anyone looking for quality journal writing paper and a sleek though vintage-looking cover.