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Spurgeon and the Psalms

Disclosure: I received this Spurgeon and the Psalms Bible for free as a Bible Gateway Blogger Grid member. 

I love Bibles and own several for various purposes. So, I have my go-to study Bible, compact travel Bible, my dad’s old Bibles, and even a Bible in English and Swahili. So, when Bible Gateway offered me the opportunity to receive and review the Spurgeon and the Psalms Bible, I jumped at the chance. And, as I mentioned in last week’s post, I love to “win” things. 

Spurgeon and the Psalms

This Bible

This beautifully bound Bible contains all 150 Psalms. And, each one comes with a short meditation from Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers.” During his ministry, Charles preached his way through the Psalms. Also, these sermons were later published in a book called “The Treasury of David.” The meditations for each Psalm come from this book.

But why the Psalms? The Book of Psalms, one of the most widely read and the most adored of all the books in the Old Testament, is a collection of poems, hymns, and prayers. The author of the Psalms wrote them for the people of Israel, but they still provide us comfort and hope today. The best description is that they are instructions for Godly living.

Features of Spurgeon and the Psalms

  • An exquisite edition of Psalms in the entrusted NKJV translation
  • Each Psalm is set in a poetic-style single column on a right-hand page with room to journal your meditations
  • Clear and readable print
  • Easy to read as a morning devotional

Sample from Psalm 5 – A Prayer for Guidance

“Do we not miss very much of the sweetness and efficacy of prayer by a want of careful meditation before it, and of hopeful expectation after it? “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.” We too often rush into the presence of God without forethought or humility. We are like people who present themselves before a king without a petition, and what wonder is it that we often miss the end of prayer? We should be careful to keep the stream of meditation always running, for this is the water to drive the mill of prayer.

It is idle to put up the floodgates of a dry brook and then hope to see the wheel revolve. Prayer without fervency is like hunting with a dead dog, and prayer without preparation is hawking with a blind falcon. Prayer is the work of the Holy Spirit, but He works by means. God made man, but He used the dust of the earth as a material. The Holy Ghost is the author of prayer, but He employs the thoughts of a fervent soul as the gold with which to fashion the vessel. Let our prayers and praises be not the flashes of a hot and hasty brain but the steady burning of a well-kindled fire.”

Purchasing copies of Spurgeon and the Psalms

This Bible is available for purchase at FaithGateway Store or Amazon. And, I highly recommend this work as a beautiful addition to your Bible collection. Also, I believe, like me, you will read it over and over again.

“Think of what you are, you Christians. You are God’s children; you are joint heirs with Christ. The ‘many mansions’ are for you; the palms and harps of the glorified are for you. You have a share in all that Christ has and is and shall be.”

Charles Spurgeon


Disclosure: I received this Spurgeon and the Psalms Bible for free as a Bible Gateway Blogger Grid member. 


Prayer for Spurgeon and the Psalms

Dear Father in Heaven, open the eyes of my heart so that I might learn from you today. As I read Your Word, teach me what you would teach me, reveal Your truth to my heart, and quiet the doubts that rise inside of me. Please be with me and help me see what you would have me see. I commit this time to you, so speak to me through your Word. Amen.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Ava Pennington

    Love the raw authenticity of many of the psalms. The book of psalms is truly worship song book!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Very much agree Ava. They have so much to offer us. Blessings

  2. JD Wininger

    Had never heard of this Ms. Yvonne. Thank you for sharing. May need two copies, one to keep and one to share as a gift for a brother-in-Christ.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      It is newly published and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I just finished today’s reading. I like your idea. It would make a wonderful gift. Thanks JD.

  3. I enjoy looking at different Bibles. Thank you for sharing about this one. Blessings!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      And I enjoy reading Spurgeon’s thoughts. Thanks Melissa and blessings.

  4. Janet Ruth

    This book sounds like an excellent resource. Thank you for sharing aobut it.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      You are very welcome. I am enjoying it as part of my morning devotional. Blessings to you.

  5. Wow! That is good! I was so deeply moved by the authenticity of that passage, of the rawness and open honesty that was brought out of the Psalm in this translation. I’m going to buy this Bible based on your report here, Yvonne! I’m glad you were given this opportunity!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Several friends have bought it also and loved it. Thanks Melinda and blessings to you.

  6. Candyce

    I appreciate this thorough review so much. I’ve always been a fan of Spurgeon’s writings and this sounds incredible, Thank you!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Candyce. I love his writings too. It is worth checking out. Blessings

  7. CandyceCarden

    I appreciate this thorough review so much. I’ve always been a fan of Spurgeon’s writings and this sounds incredible, Thank you!

  8. Annie Yorty

    Yvonne, your quote from Spurgeon whetted my appetite for more. Thanks for sharing about this treasure.

  9. Yvonne Morgan

    Oh good. I hope, if you get a copy, that you enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks Annie and God bless.

  10. Jessica Brodie

    So good! I agree that the psalms are so comforting. I wish I could hear some of them sung in those old days, to whatever tune David had in his heart when he composed them.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      That would have been wonderful. When we attended the Anglican Church, they chanted the Psalm for the day and it was beautiful. Thanks Jessica.

  11. karentfriday

    Yvonne, thank you for sharing about this new Bible. It sounds amazing and just read another blogger’s thoughts on it a few days ago. I’ll be ordering it. 🙂

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. Thanks and blessings to you

  12. Jennifer

    I love various Bibles too. The one looks interesting. Thank you for sharing about it.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Jennifer. I hope you check it out. Blessings

  13. Barbara Latta

    What a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing these wise words from an anointed servant of God!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Barbara. I am truly loving it. Blessings

  14. Katherine Pasour

    I love the Psalms. They’re a source of peace, strength, and assurance of God’s love.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      They are very special and I’m enjoying rediscovering them. Thanks so much for visiting Katherine. Blessings

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