The Salt-Cellars by Charles H. Spurgeon.

Being a collection of Proverbs, together with homely notes thereon.

"These three things go to the making of a proverb: Shortness, Sense, and Salt."

"For many years I have published a Sheet Almanack, intended to be hung up in workshops and kitchens. This has been known as 'John Ploughman's Almanack,' and has had a large sale. It has promoted temperance, thrift, kindness to animals, and a regard for religion, among working people. The placing of a proverb for every day for twenty years has cost me great labour, and I feel that I cannot afford to lose the large collection of sentences which I have thus brought together; yet lost they would be, if left to die with the ephemeral sheet. Hence these two volumes. They do not profess to be a complete collection of proverbs, but only a few out of many thousands."—Extract From Preface.


Sermons in Candles by Charles H. Spurgeon.

Containing illustrations which may be found in common candles.

In addressing students in college long ago, Mr. Spurgeon urged upon them the necessity of enlivening all their sermons with illustrations. "If you do not wake up," he said, "but go through the world asleep, you cannot see illustrations: but if your minds were thoroughly aroused, and yet you could see nothing else In the world but a single tallow candle, you might find enough Illustrations in that candle to last you six months. I will prove my words." The attempt to prove them produced the rudiments of these sermons.—The Annual American Catalogue (1891).

The versatility of Spurgeon was never more manifest than in these striking lectures. The sub-title sufficiently explains their purpose. He tells of the Scripture use of illustration, of candles as emblems, of candles lighting other candles, of candles under bushels, of candles that sputter, and many other kinds, and through it all runs a vein of both wit and wisdom which will delight and instruct. May it be many a year before his candlestick be removed!—The Presbyterian Quarterly (1891).

Object Lesson From Sermons In Candles. In Mr. Spurgeon's famous address, "Sermons in Candles," now published in book form (American Tract Society), is an illustration of a burning candle, on which he sprinkles steel filings. "This candle has fallen upon evil times. I have a bottle here full of black material which is to fall upon the flame of this candle. When I tell you that this bottle contains a quantity of steel filings, you will at once prophesy that the light will be put out. Let us see what will happen. Why, well, instead of putting the candle out, I am making it disport itself as candle never did before. Here we have fireworks, which, if they do not rival those of the Crystal Palace, have a splendor of their own. Do you not think that often when Satan tries to throw dust upon a Christian by slander, he only makes him shine the brighter? He was bright before; now he coruscates. ... So may we turn the filings of steel into flashes of light."—Select Notes: A Commentary on the International Lessons (1909).

Candles made a relevant object lesson because they commonly illuminated homes and churches. Spurgeon presents many different kinds of candles, their accessories, their history and their uses, and teaches a corresponding spiritual lesson. Some examples include: "Grace is like the light of a candle helping those around it," "Bibles which are never read are like lanterns which are never turned on," and "Always put the weaker brother in the place of honor if you can, and thus make the best use of his light." This book is richly illustrated to help explain the concepts.—Curiosmith (2014).

Sermons on Candles$8.95


Songs in the Night by Charles H. Spurgeon.

"Songs in the Night" is a poetic phrase from Job 35:10 which describes God's strength given to believers to sing and praise God while in affliction. Spurgeon describes the origin of the songs, the content of the songs, the different qualities of the songs, and how God might use the songs. Spurgeon exhorts us "to carry a smile, for you will cheer up many a poor, wayward pilgrim by it." This is the complete version of this very popular sermon and was updated to modern language.—Curiosmith (2014).

Songs in the Night$5.95



Speeches at Home and Abroad by Charles H. Spurgeon.

The work is printed uniformly with the Series of Lectures, and contains eighteen articles, beginning with "The Bible," and ending with "Drive on. The pieces are in the main given as they originally appeared; in the majority of instances the author is made to speak in the first person; but this is not the case throughout. The reader will also find that the principal subjects are admirably reported." 


Spurgeon's Shilling Series by Charles H. Spurgeon.

  • Bible and the Newspaper (The).
  • Christ's Glorious Achievements.
  • Eccentric Preachers.
  • Gleanings among the Sheaves.
  • Good Cheer.
  • Mourner's Comforter (The).
  • Seven Wonders of Grace.
  • Spare Half-Hour (The).

"It anyone wishes to know how Mr. Spurgeon can write, let him invest a shilling in one of these little books, and he will readily sec how it is that their author can attract both readers and hearers."—Bookseller.


Storm Signals by Charles H. Spurgeon.

A fourth series of sermons preached on Sunday and Thursday evenings at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.

Types and Emblems (1), Trumpet Calls to Christian Energy (2), This Present Truth (3), and Storm Signals (4).


Supposing Him to Be the Gardener by Charles H. Spurgeon.

A booklet containing Sermon No. 1699. Delivered on December 31st, 1882.

This sermon grew out of John 20:15: "Supposing him to be the gardener." Spurgeon used an extensive well-tended garden as a setting for this discourse, probably Dr. Bennet's large garden in Mentone, which Spurgeon frequently visited. When Jesus Christ is the gardener of creation it leads to many inferences: it spurs people to their duties, it relieves people from responsibilities they should never assume, it delivers people from fears, it is a warning for the careless, it is a calming influence to those who complain and lastly it is an outlook full of hope. Spurgeon said he is "hoping that I may open many roads of meditation for your hearts . . . to indicate in which direction you may look for a vein of precious ore." This sermon has been updated to modern language.—Curiosmith (2014).

Supposing Him to Be the Gardener$5.95



The Sword and the Trowel by Charles H. Spurgeon.

A monthly magazine.

Records the movement of the Tabernacle and its Institutions, but also touches upon a great variety of interesting themes. It commands a large circulation among almost all classes of Christians, and as a religious periodical it now occupies a position second to none. It records the works of faith and labours of love which are the honour of the various sections of the church, and it contends most unsparingly against the errors of the times. It is an accurate record of the religious movements which emanate from the Metropolitan Tabernacle, but its advocacy is far from being confined within that area.


"Till He Come" by Charles H. Spurgeon.

Communion Meditations and Addresses.

Not published in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.

"For many years, whether at home or abroad, it was Mr. Spurgeon's constant custom to observe the ordinance of the Lord s supper every Sabbath-day, unless illness prevented. This he believed to be in accordance with apostolic precedent; and it was his oft-repeated testimony that the more frequently he obeyed his Lord s command, "This do in remembrance of Me," the more precious did his Saviour become to him, while the memorial celebration itself proved increasingly helpful and instructive as the years rolled by."—Prefatory Note from Till He Come.