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Malachi, from Horae Homileticae

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Malachi, the final book in Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae, offers a thought-provoking and insightful look at the prophetic book of Malachi. Simeon's in-depth commentary delves into the themes of faithfulness, repentance, and God's faithfulness to His people. Throughout the book, Simeon provides valuable insights into the historical context of Malachi's prophecies and offers practical applications for modern readers.

One of the standout features of Malachi is Simeon's ability to draw out the practical implications of the text, encouraging readers to examine their own lives and relationships with God. Simeon's passion for the Word of God shines through in his clear and engaging writing style, making this book accessible to readers of all backgrounds.

Overall, Malachi is a valuable addition to any library and would be especially beneficial for those looking to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament prophets. Simeon's thorough scholarship and spiritual insight make this book a must-read for anyone seeking to grow in their biblical knowledge and faith.

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Simeon's Works, as they were published 1832, fill twenty-one large octavo volumes, and the title-page reads, "Horae Homileticae or Discourses now first digested into one continued Series and forming a Commentary upon every book of the Old and New Testament ; to which is annexed an improved Edition of a Translation of Claude's Essay on the Composition of a Sermon". It was the literary achievement of his life, and no unworthy one. These volumes, now long out of print, contain many discourses fully written, among them the several sets of University Sermons; but the large majority of the more than two thousand compositions are précis of parochial sermons, well ordered outlines of exposition, arranged according to the books of the Holy Scriptures. The reader, as the author warns him, will look there in vain for minute criticism or for remote speculation ; but he will seldom fail to gather excellent suggestions how to explain and arrange, and how to carry messages home from the Word of God to the life of man. The term "Skeleton" was certainly unfortunate - Simeon's despisers made merry over it. But the summaries so named were no pieces of lifeless mechanism, as their author planned them, and as he taught others how to use them. They were the bone-systems of sermons which he himself made to live, and speak, and work; and he did his utmost to teach 'his young men' how to do the same. - Summary adapted from Charles Simeon by Handley Carr Glyn Moule, p.88-89.

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