Is the entire 86 vol. Charles Spurgeon worth the money?

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Troy D. Walker | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 24 2010 3:49 PM

Hello everyone,

I was considering on buying the Charles Spurgeon collection (86 vols.) for $699.95

Is it worth the money?

But I was considering on buying the discounted works (Lectures to my Students, The Treasury of David, My Sermon Notes) of Spurgeon that are offered through the "March Madness" program. Is this the better option? Please give me some personal opinions.

Thanks.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 24 2010 5:40 PM

Well, I do love Spurgeon, but that is pretty steep.  In my opinion, the main thing I want in Spurgeon are his sermons.  Spurgeon is first and foremost a preacher.  I have all his sermons in Logos now, and I paid about $500 less than this price.

Does this collection include all of his sermons?  I am not sure.

I would like to add Spurgeon's Lectures to my Students and The Treasury of David to my collection, but I will get those through March Madness.

His biographies do not particularly interest me in Logos format.  A book like that I had rather read in paper / book form.

So for me the answer would be "No, this collection is not worth $600."  I would just buy his sermons and add the others that I mentioned in March Madness.   But for others, the answer may be yes.  We are all different.

 

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 24 2010 5:56 PM

BTW, Spurgeon's sermons are in this $97 collection: http://www.logos.com/products/details/888

The two collections together constitute his entire works, I think.

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Troy D. Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 24 2010 8:02 PM

Michael Childs:

 

His biographies do not particularly interest me in Logos format.  A book like that I had rather read in paper / book form.

 

 I agree Michael. I am finding it kind of hard or uneasy myself trying to read books in Logos format. Nothing like a book with real pages.

 

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Troy D. Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 24 2010 8:04 PM

Yeah Todd,

I think I'm leaning on the decision of buying Spurgeon's sermons and whatever else is offered of him in March Madness instead.

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 25 2010 7:56 AM

I reluctantly dropped the pre-pub 86-vol. Spurgeon collection due to budget constraints. One thing that made the decision palatable was that I have his sermons, and I agree that Spurgeon's sermons are what I really cherish. The March Madness offerings will be great additions. For $700, there are too many other Logos offerings to spend that money on the Spurgeon collection, IMO. Always having to deal with opportunity cost.

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Troy D. Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 25 2010 7:11 PM

I guess it paid off for me to mention this Spurgeon 86 vol. collection in the forums!

Logos emailed me and gave me an offer for the entire collection for $329.95! Yes!

I had to grab it. It was an offer I couldn't refuse.

Thanks Logos!!!! Big Smile

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Joe Wallace | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 25 2010 7:36 PM

I'd be VERY interested in this offer also ;-)

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 25 2010 7:36 PM

Troy D. Walker:

I guess it paid off for me to mention this Spurgeon 86 vol. collection in the forums!

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Mention

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Joe Wallace | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 9:19 AM

Just curious did this price include the sermon collection also ?

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 12:29 PM

That would certainly make it worth owning. The sermon collection is primary to me.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 12:51 PM

Troy D. Walker:

I guess it paid off for me to mention this Spurgeon 86 vol. collection in the forums!

Logos emailed me and gave me an offer for the entire collection for $329.95! Yes!

I had to grab it. It was an offer I couldn't refuse.

Thanks Logos!!!! Big Smile

I got this email too, and I'm jumping on it too, even though it will mean the March Madness Spurgeon discounts are moot. I think it was an exclusive offer to certain people with certain library levels maybe? I've got Portfolio. What do you have? If this theory is correct then that's another reason it pays to upgrade to higher library levels when you can.

Joe Wallace:

Just curious did this price include the sermon collection also ?

No. The sermon collection is separate from the 86 volume collection.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 1:05 PM

Troy, this seems like the kind of collection that will go on sale at some point. So either hold off and wait for that, or pick up the pieces of it that you like the most. It looks like the Logos March Madness is gonna hook you up with some pretty good spurgeon discounts.

Spurgeon is one of my favorite authors and I picked this up on prepub for quite a discount and I have loved it, but there are certainly pieces of the package that are better than others (you identified them in your post).

More than anything though, you'll probably want to pick up his sermons. That's where I'd put my money first.  I love to read what Spurgeon has to say on a passage after I've studied it. 

So is it worth it? Yes. But could you use your money better than putting out $700 for the collection? probably

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 2:01 PM

Rosie Perera:

I think it was an exclusive offer to certain people with certain library levels maybe? I've got Portfolio. What do you have? If this theory is correct then that's another reason it pays to upgrade to higher library levels when you can.

I'm afraid the theory is incorrect. I too have Portfolio, and all I got was an offer on New Unger's Bible Dictionary

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 2:06 PM

I have L4 Platinum, and for whatever reason, I'm glad I've not received that offer. I have no need for additional temptation. Wink

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 2:56 PM

Bill Moore:

I have L4 Platinum, and for whatever reason, I'm glad I've not received that offer. I have no need for additional temptation. Wink

Absolutely. I there was a non-random criteria, I think I was left out on the basis that Logos knew they'd already bled my try with L4 and Zondervan and all the other nice prepubs coming up!

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Joe Wallace | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 3:00 PM

I think I'll get the March Madness deals and the sermon collection, for now.Smile

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 3:10 PM

Mark Barnes:

Absolutely. I there was a non-random criteria, I think I was left out on the basis that Logos knew they'd already bled my try with L4 and Zondervan and all the other nice prepubs coming up!

Mabye it was people who attended a recent MP Seminar?

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 3:31 PM

Rosie Perera:

Mark Barnes:

Absolutely. I there was a non-random criteria, I think I was left out on the basis that Logos knew they'd already bled my try with L4 and Zondervan and all the other nice prepubs coming up!

Mabye it was people who attended a recent MP Seminar?

Like they have any money left? Big Smile

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 3:46 PM

Bill Moore:

Rosie Perera:

Mabye it was people who attended a recent MP Seminar?

Like they have any money left? Big Smile

Ha ha. Yeah, we were tempted with a full array of Logos CDs (at a discount for seminar attendees) on the book table there, and I walked away with four of them. Still have yet to make use of the new titles, so I certainly don't need to be buying anything else new in the near future! But then March Madness came and hit me up for some more bucks. Sigh. The problem with having a bit of extra disposable income is you end up disposing of it. Tongue Tied

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