- Good question! If you own all the books Spurgeon wrote that are published by Logos, searching them could certainly come up with some of the same content. But I don't agree that a search would do the same thing. (if I agreed, I would not be putting this resource together!) A search is a very blunt instrument, and there are things that a human editor can do that a search can't. A human editor, for example, can pick up on allusions, where a search would only be able to find explicit citations. A human editor is also able to sort through citations to determine when Spurgeon is really saying something substantive about a verse and when he is merely mentioning it as part of another discussion. Finally, a human editor, unlike a search, can see when Spurgeon is writing in an expository mode, an illustrative mode, or an application mode.
- This looks like a great resource, Elliot. Thanks, brother!
- I have a lot of Spurgeon's works on Logos and WordSearch, but I will probably get this as well. Frankly, I wish the sources were documented. Anytime I want to quote something, I want to know just where it came from rather than just the fact it came from a certain person.