ur friends at Logos Bible Software (an all-around excellent program) have just announced the coming release of Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 volumes). Spurgeon said of this work:
Horae Homileticae; or, Discourses digested into one continued series, and forming a Comment upon every book of the Old and Near Testament; 21 vols. 8vo. Seventh edition. Lond., H. G. Bohn. 1845. S.f2 10s. [Being the entire works of Charles Simeon, with Copious Indexes, prepared by T. Hartwell Horne.] Not Commentaries, but we could not exclude them. They have been called "a valley of dry bones": be a prophet and they will live.Spurgeon read Simeon and occasionally quoted from him. He began his commentary on Psalm 11 with Simeon's summary. Our favorite Superstar Brit blogger, Dr. Warnock, apparently had a hand in encouraging this edition of Simeon's works.
Our own Dan Phillips wrote a bit about Simeon and Wesley just a month ago.
This looks like a great resource. I haven't read Simeon, because his works have always been so hard to find. So I'm glad Logos will be making these works available in this excellent, fully searchable format. Projected release date: "7/10/2007" (Is that July 10, or October 7? I don't know. How you read a date like that depends on whether you're American or not.) In any event, perhaps when we've had a chance to review them, one of us Pyros will write a more complete evaluation. We're going to lobby for some pre-release review copies.
But I can tell you already: this would be a much better way to spend your birthday money than loading up on Frank's Pyro-junk.
And I really love my Pyro-T-shirts, so that's a pretty strong recommendation for the Simeon works.