In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. Beginning in March 2017, B&H Academic will start releasing a multi-volume set that includes full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations.

Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10% more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature.

Volume 1 contains an introduction to the series, an overview of Spurgeon’s life and times, seventy-eight sermons he preached itinerantly and as pastor of Waterbeach Chapel, and an analysis of these sermons by editor and Spurgeon scholar Christian T. George.

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Editor’s Preface
Timeline 1800–1910

PART 1: Introduction
A Man of His Time
A Man Behind His Time
The Lost Sermons
Sources and Method

PART 2: The Sermons, Notebook 1 (Sermons 1–77)
Front Cover of Notebook 1
Opening Pages of Notebook 1
Notebook Index 1
Sermon 1-76
Notebook Index

About the Editor
About the Project
Scripture Index
Subject Index


Christian George

Christian T. George is assistant professor of historical theology and curator of The Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.


This series represents a coming together of the perennial pastoral interest in Spurgeon with the renewed scholarly attention to the Prince of Preachers—and I trust Spurgeon would have it no other way. I pray these volumes will be a boon to historians and a blessing to the church for generations to come.

—Nathan A. Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions, Union University

Christian George's edition of The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon is not only a remarkable gift to admirers of Spurgeon, but it also provides an illuminating view into nineteenth-century evangelical thought. I recommend it highly.

—Thomas S. Kidd, distinguished professor of history, Baylor University

The publication of this critical edition of the 'lost' sermons of C.H. Spurgeon—sermons preached between 1851 and 1854, and never before published-is a major triumph.

—D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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His Earliest Outlines and Sermons between 1851 and 1854
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His Earliest Outlines and Sermons between 1851 and 1854
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