Spurgeon and the Psalms

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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. 

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

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

Prayer

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.

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Grace and Peace to you,

Yvonne M. Morgan is a Christian #author, #blogger, and #speaker. #BibleGatewayPartner

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25 thoughts on “Spurgeon and the Psalms

  1. Ava Pennington – Ava has a heart for God’s Word and God’s people. She’s passionate about encouraging readers and writers. She began writing for publication after a 20+ year corporate executive career in NYC. Her publication credits include articles in numerous magazines as well as short stories in 30+ anthologies. Her one-year devotional, Daily Reflections on the Names of God, is being released by Revell Books this year in a gift book edition, titled Reflections on the Names of God, which includes content from the original devotional. For more information about Ava’s books, speaking, and writers’ services, visit www.AvaPennington.com.
    Ava Pennington

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

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

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

  2. 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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      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.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

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

  3. Janet Ruth – Janet Ruth is a Christian writer and speaker. As a former attorney and college professor, she loves a good argument about difficult subjects.
    Janet Ruth

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

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

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

  4. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

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

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

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

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      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.

  5. 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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      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.

  6. 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 – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

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

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Jennifer. I hope you check it out. Blessings

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Barbara. I am truly loving it. Blessings

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

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

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