Spurgeon on Scripture

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A book review of Spurgeon on the Power of Scripture (Spurgeon Speaks) Compiled by Jason K. Allen

A book review of Spurgeon on the Power of Scripture (Spurgeon Speaks) Compiled by Jason K. Allen

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Moody Publishers (2021)
Christian Living
160 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: The great London preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon had a lot to say during his four decades of ministry at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. And beyond his mighty voice, Spurgeon’s pen churned out countless words of biblical interpretation and Christian wisdom. These words can still encourage us today!

Volume 2 of the Spurgeon Speaks series focuses on the power of God’s Word. Nothing motivated Spurgeon more than proclaiming the holy Scriptures. His love for the Bible will encourage you as well.

Presented in lovely editions that you’ll be proud to have on your shelf, the Spurgeon Speaks series offers focused readings on topics that were important to the Prince of Preachers. Expertly selected by Jason Allen and updated for twenty-first century readers, this series will be a valued addition to the library of pastors, scholars, and anyone who appreciates the legacy of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Spurgeon on Scripture

This is the second book in the Spurgeon Speaks series. I reviewed the first book as well, Spurgeon on the Power of Prayer. Some of what I said for that book is true for this book. It was a good introduction into Charles Spurgeon’s writings which I was unfamiliar with. The book requires more than average concentration because of the older style of writing. But what he has to say is still relevant.

The book talks about how scripture is the word of God, how its proven and infallible. Spurgeon talks about how Christ dwells in the Word, more specifics about the Bible, warnings and rewards of the Word of God and finally, How to Read the Bible.

Something I found amusing is the following quote. Remember these original texts are from around 1870. Take note of the bolded word.

“How can you keep back the heavenly news? Whisper it in the ear of the sick; shout it in the corner of the streets; write it on your tablets; send it forth from the press, but everywhere let this be your great motive and warrant: you preach the gospel because ‘the mouth of the Lord has spoken.'”

pg 60

It took me a second to realize he meant like stone tablets or something like that. But it’s funny because now a days you can read the Bible on an electronic tablet.

I think Spurgeon has lots of great things to say about Scripture and it’s definitely worth a read if you want to appreciate the Bible more.

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