1. CSB Spurgeon Study Bible, Cloth Over Board
    CSB Spurgeon Study Bible, Cloth Over Board
    Holman Bible Publishers / 2017 / Hardcover
    $32.99 Retail: $49.99 Save 34% ($17.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews Video
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    beautiful bible,C.H. Sprugeon
    January 15, 2018
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Alistair Begg has done a fine work of bring this bible to all who love the word of God,the writtings of Spurgeon notes are such a blessing,it is a beautiful finished work,Gave our pastor one at Christmas,He loved it.My son also loved it and I have Two more to gift out.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    C. H. Spurgeon Study Bible
    January 10, 2018
    Pastor Hale
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I love the Bible but disappointed as this is not a reflection of Spurgeon's life's work or his notes. I hope that someone will take up the work of putting together a massive Spurgeon Study Bible with tons of notes and in a KJV. The Bible is well made and very nice print but lacks the real touch of Spurgeon.
  3. Cabot, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Handsome Bible. Good for personal reading and reflection.
    January 8, 2018
    Cabot, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I obtained my copy of the CSB Spurgeon Study Bible at the end of November. This has allowed me a little over a month to familiarize myself with both the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation as well as the addition of Spurgeon's works in this publication. Four covers are available from the publisher, I'm reviewing the cloth over board edition.

    Exterior Appearance: When I unboxed my new Bible, I was pleased with the oatmeal and brown color scheme. Details such as C.H. Spurgeon's signature embossed on the lower right-hand corner of the cover along with the gold lettering on the spine, create a handsome overall appearance. Two ribbons, matching the cover can be seen peeking from the bottom edge, but you will not find indexed fore-edges in this edition.

    Interior Features: Within the first few pages is a biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon written by Alistair Begg. At only 4 pages in length, it's merely a brief overview of his life and ministry. This is followed by indexes of THE LOST SERMONS OF SPURGEON, SPURGEON QUOTES, SPURGEON ILLUSTRATIONS; as well as an INTRODUCTION TO THE CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE. Moving into the scriptures themselves, each book is preceded by an introduction containing a paragraph or two of Spurgeon's thoughts on the book. Double columns of text with study notes underneath are interspersed with the aforementioned writings of Spurgeon. While the body of the text is an eye-pleasing 10 point font, many of the preacher's writings are presented in his own handwriting. His script is quite elegant, but I appreciate the editors decided to include typewritten transcripts in the footnotes (or on the opposite page for his sermons). Rounding out the accoutrements is an 83-page concordance and 8 full-color maps.

    Translation: Together with my daughter, we began reading this text in the New Testament since that is where we were in our reading plan when the Bible arrived on our doorstep. We read Acts through Revelation using this translation. Previously, we had been reading from the English Standard Version (ESV). At times, especially in Romans, I preferred the word-for-word translation over the CSB's "Optimal Equivalence." (See where the CSB falls on the Bible Translation Continuum). That being said, this translation is reader-friendly and would be ideal for daily reading or perhaps as a nice gift for a new believer.

    If like me, you already own a copy of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) you may be wondering what the benefits would be of purchasing the CSB Spurgeon Study Bible. To this I would answer, it is the addition of Spurgeon's insights. While I do not write sermons, I do like seeing how the "Prince of Preachers" broke individual passages down to extract their core concepts. This is something I can emulate in my own study time. As for the translation changes, I do not believe the CSB is a completely new translation, but rather a revision of the HCSBa fine-tuning.

    Two years ago, I read through the HCSB over the course of the year. Even after all this time, I still remember reading about manatees (Exodus 35:7), so that is the first place I looked for a change. Indeed, the CSB has replaced manatee skins with fine leather. By randomly selecting 4 other passages, I found no changes to the wording of 2 Kings 6:1-14, similar word/phrase changes in 1 Samuel 3:1-8 and John 15:1-8, and multiple changes in Acts 8:15-22.

    1 Samuel 3:2 ... "in his room" (HCSB) reads "in his usual place" (CSB)

    1 Samuel 3:3 ... "tabernacle" (HCSB) is exchanged for "temple" (CSB)

    John 15:1-8 ... held similar wording changes like "vineyard keeper" (HCSB) for "gardener" (CSB)

    Acts 8:15-22 held the most changes (HCSB vs CSB)

    I was drawn to this Bible by the Spurgeon name. If your desire is to read his thoughts alongside a portion of scripture you are currently studying, then I feel you will be pleased with your purchase. Perhaps, in time, this translation will gain acceptance in more pulpits and have studies written which will require its use. As for now, the CSB Spurgeon Study Bible strikes me as being more for personal reading and reflection.

    Christian Shelf-Esteem received a book to facilitate this review. The views and opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own. I am disclosing this in Accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, part 255 Guidelines, concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in advertising.
  4. Casa Grande, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Just Like Having Spurgeon in Your Bible
    December 8, 2017
    Dr Dave
    Casa Grande, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It can be safely assumed that 99.44% of the people reading this review know the reputation of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. One could well argue that he was the most prolific preacher and writer in the history of the Christian faith. So it was inevitable that eventually a publisher would produce a Spurgeon Study Bible.

    Voila! Holman Publishers has taken that step. And it is a classy production! In a publishing world awash in Study Bibles (We have another Study Bible waiting in line for our next review), this one is a unmistakable standout. And to add to its exclusivity, Alistair Begg was employed as the editor. Begg is the Senior Pastor of Parkside Church not far from Cleveland, OH and the progenitor of Truth For Life.

    The Spurgeon Study Bible is done in the newly minted (2017) Christian Standard Bible (CSB) also published by Holman. Format wise it is virtually identical to other Study Bibles book introductions (which include a section concerning Spurgeons thoughts on the book), maps, concordance, and notes at the bottom of the pages. But it is this last which makes this so special. All of the notes are from Spurgeons writings making it a goldmine of reference material. If you want to know what Spurgeon though about Genesis 1 and 2, go there and the notes are before you. And, of course, excerpts from the Treasury of David are waiting for you in the Psalms.

    Other features include a brief biography of Spurgeon written by Begg and twenty of The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon (ten from the OT and ten from the NT). These are well presented with Spurgeons original handwriting and a clean transcription appearing on facing pages. Preachers will find it interesting how Spurgeons mind worked.

    Also included is an introduction to the CSB providing the translation philosophy for the CSB. Its worth the read.

    This is a Study Bible for all believers. Everyone will be blessed and enriched by this volume. If you love the writings of Spurgeon, this is a must for your desk. My copy is sitting within an arms reach.

    Disclaimer: This Bible was provided to me by Holman Bible Publishers for a fair and honest review.
  5. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    CH Spurgeon Study Bible
    December 8, 2017
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Not enough note and references in a Bible with Spurgeons name on it. Just from his 63 volumes of sermons, published by Pilgrim Publications, alone this Bible should contain more. I still love the Bible just not satisfied it has sufficient notes.
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