Spurgeon, C.-The Art of Illustration

The Art of Illustration

By Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The Art of Illustration by Charles Haddon Spurgeon is a great prince of preachers work on how to illustrate sermons and Bible study classes.


The lectures in this volume were originally delivered to the students of the Pastors’ College, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, England. It is the first of his unfinished books to be published, and one to which he had himself given the title, “The Art of Illustration.”

Of the five lectures included in this volume, the first two were revised during Mr. Spurgeon’s lifetime. Two were partially revised by him before being redelivered to a later company of students than those who had heard them for the first time.

The remaining lecture was printed substantially as it was taken by the reporter; only such verbal corrections having been made as were absolutely necessary to insure accuracy of statement. Mr. Spurgeon has said of his lectures to his students: “I am as much at home with my young brethren as in the bosom [4] of my family, and therefore speak without restraint. I do not offer that which has cost me nothing, for I have done my best, and taken abundant pains. Therefore, with clear conscience, I place my work at the service of my brethren, especially hoping to have a careful reading from young preachers, whose profiting has been my principal aim.”

W. B. K.

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