Before delivering a sermon, C. H. Spurgeon read a portion of Scripture, interrupting his readings with spontaneous comments to expose the Scripture's meaning and content. Although these Expositions were transcribed and mingled with his sermon publications, they have never been published as a work to themselves. A complete compilation of his expositions are here published in three volumes entitled C. H. Spurgeon's Expositions. While not every scripture of the Bible was covered in his expositions, the result is a â€˜virtualâ€™ concise Bible commentary. Volume One contains his expositions from Genesis through Song of Solomon. Spurgeon's expositions show a spontaneity of thought, and have a rhythmic presentation which his written sermons do not contain. President James A. Garfield described them as "familiar and sensible." They are also profound, demonstrating his burning desire and urgency to comfort God's people in declaring the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.