What Is the One Thing You Hope Readers Will Take Away from We Shall See God?

Question from a reader:

Consider for a minute the many people who are going to read We Shall See God. What is the one thing you hope they will take away from it?

Answer from Randy Alcorn:

I’ve found that many people who say “I love Spurgeon” haven’t read any of his sermons. Most of his readers are familiar only with Morning and Evening, by far his most popular work. Yet a majority of Spurgeon’s richest words can be found in his sermons. This book is my attempt to help readers access wonderful Spurgeon insights into Heaven they might otherwise never know.

God’s words, as Spurgeon well knew, are far more valuable than anything people have to say. God promises that his Word “shall not return to [him] empty, but it shall accomplish that which [he purposes], and shall succeed in the thing for which [he] sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). God does not make that promise about your words or my words or Charles Spurgeon’s words, but only his Word. However, Spurgeon took great pains to conform his preaching to God’s Word, and he did so in the face of severe criticism. We need to hear Spurgeon’s voice because he was faithful to speak God’s Word, and today there aren’t nearly enough voices like his. I hope every reader will take away a bigger view of God, a greater longing for Heaven, and a greater trust in God’s Word.

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries