Unspoken Sermons


Read by David Baldwin

(4.9 stars; 18 reviews)

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. In his day he was considered one of the great Victorian authors on par with Dickens, Thackeray, Kipling and the like. His reputation as an author, however, has not fared as well largely because of the ubiquitous and fervent presence of religion throughout his works.

MacDonald's theology, though sprinkled liberally throughout his fairly substantial number of books, is perhaps nowhere more palpable than in Unspoken Sermons. These sermons, though by no means amongst the most popular of MacDonald's work, have had theological impact from their first appearance. That influence is probably most notable in C.S. Lewis who called MacDonald "my master" and of Unspoken Sermons said, "My own debt to this book is almost as great as one man can owe to another."

More recent influence can be seen in Michael Phillips' 2005 edited edition of some of Macdonald's sermons in which he states:
"MacDonald saw things differently. Doctrinal formula was nothing to him. His unique perspective takes some getting used to. I find that many passages require two or three readings. But I also find spiritual gold awaiting me, sometimes buried deep but always ready to shine out brilliantly from the page when suddenly I see it. Theologically, too, as imaginatively, I have discovered many doors of delight opening before me into new worlds of wonder about God and his work." (Summary by David Baldwin) (19 hr 12 min)

Chapters

01 - The Child in the Midst 36:27 Read by David Baldwin
02 - The Consuming Fire 30:03 Read by David Baldwin
03 - The Higher Faith 20:58 Read by David Baldwin
04 - It Shall Not Be Forgiven 40:28 Read by David Baldwin
05 - The New Name 24:15 Read by David Baldwin
06 - The Heart with the Treasure 9:26 Read by David Baldwin
07 - The Temptation in the Wilderness 42:21 Read by David Baldwin
08 - The Eloi 21:36 Read by David Baldwin
09 - The Hands of the Father 11:53 Read by David Baldwin
10 - Love Thy Neighbour 34:19 Read by David Baldwin
11 - Love Thine Enemy 18:42 Read by David Baldwin
12 - The God of the Living 16:11 Read by David Baldwin
13 - The Way 36:14 Read by David Baldwin
14 - The Hardness of the Way 31:15 Read by David Baldwin
15 - The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity 29:37 Read by David Baldwin
16 - The Word of Jesus on Prayer 37:44 Read by David Baldwin
17 - Man's Difficulty Concerning Prayer 33:03 Read by David Baldwin
18 - The Last Farthing 30:27 Read by David Baldwin
19 - Abba, Father 37:15 Read by David Baldwin
20 - Life 36:26 Read by David Baldwin
21 - The Fear of God 26:13 Read by David Baldwin
22 - The Voice of Job 1:11:32 Read by David Baldwin
23 - Self Denial 42:24 Read by David Baldwin
24 - The Truth in Jesus 55:05 Read by David Baldwin
25 - The Creation In Christ 38:00 Read by David Baldwin
26 - The Knowing of the Son 25:53 Read by David Baldwin
27 - The Mirrors of the Lord 21:30 Read by David Baldwin
28 - The Truth 42:15 Read by David Baldwin
29 - Freedom 22:47 Read by David Baldwin
30 - Kingship 14:53 Read by David Baldwin
31 - Justice 1:14:13 Read by David Baldwin
32 - Light 27:08 Read by David Baldwin
33 - The Displeasure of Jesus 35:01 Read by David Baldwin
34 - Righteousness 27:40 Read by David Baldwin
35 - The Final Unmasking 25:14 Read by David Baldwin
36 - The Inheritance 24:21 Read by Martin Geeson

Reviews

Great

(4 stars)

A must read theological endevor questioning the borders of Christian fundamentalists. I would cation the reader to pick the Gold from this book all the time being in the Word of God to sift any dangerous doctrine. Truly a beautiful journey into the person of Christ and sharing His joys and sufferings.

life changing for me

(5 stars)

George Macdonald likes to eat sacred cows. He considered doctirine the lowest form of truth. If you have trouble sifting through the 19th century English, find the Michael Philips edited version.

Phenomenal!

(5 stars)

I just finished reading chapter 2 “our God is a consuming fire”. Phenomenal. The depth of revelation is astounding and the insight into God’s love utterly refreshing. Great book, I will read it over and over again.

Life Changing!

(5 stars)

Excellent reading of excellent writing. George MacDonald is my spirit animal