The reading of good sermons is the most underrated kind of Christian literature on the market today. In former centuries, the reading of sermons was the bulk of the mature Christian’s reading diet.
Most Puritan books, for example, are sermons edited for print. Sermon reading keeps believers in the Word, matures the soul, and whets the appetite for good preaching. It promotes Christ-centered thinking, healthy self-examination, and godly piety in every sphere of life.
Though nothing can replace the Word preached, sermon reading has one advantage over preaching—the sermons that made it into print are usually the minister’s best!
Tolle Lege—”pick up and read” great sermon books, especially those of past centuries that are packed with spiritual meat.” — Joel Beeke