of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Dr DaveWilliston, FLAge: Over 65Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Just Like Having Spurgeon in Your BibleDecember 8, 2017Dr DaveWilliston, FLAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It 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.
doug3 Stars Out Of 5CH Spurgeon Study BibleDecember 8, 2017dougQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Not 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.
Tom5 Stars Out Of 5CSB Spurgeon Study BibleDecember 2, 2017TomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am thrilled with my new Bible! I have always been a Spurgeon enthusiast, and this Study Bible is excellent. I was concerned about the translation, but the CSB is both accurate and readable. It's like a blend of the NASB and the ESV. I already have recommended it, and at least one friend ordered one for himself as well!
Nate Weis5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful.December 2, 2017Nate WeisQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Id like to thank Lifeway/B&H Publishing Group for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ive been excited about this Bible ever since I heard about it. I had high hopes and high expectations. I was not disappointed.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, is a hero of mine and countless others. This is a man who devoted his life to proclaiming the Word of God and preaching the gospel to the lost. Spurgeon is known not only for his incalculably fruitful pulpit ministry, but also as a prolific author. Editor Allistar Begg brings so much of this content together for us in the wonderful resource that is the CSB Spurgeon Study Bible.
This Bible is beautifully designed. There are several photos of outlines that Spurgeon himself preached from throughout this Bible. There are multiple study notes throughout the Bible that come directly from Spurgeons various sermons and writings. The content is informing to the mind and warming for the heart.
This study Bible is a true treasure. I am a sucker for a good study Bible, but to have one that features notes from the greatest preacher in church history is a delightful treat. I cannot recommend this Bible highly enough. If you havent purchased a copy of this Bible, get it now!
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good Study BibleNovember 30, 2017Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The Spurgeon Study Bible is pretty impressive. The hardcover, tan and brown binding for the edition that I have is very nice to look at and comfortable to hold. I really like that this Bible includes two ribbon place markers. That is very handy.
I enjoy reading the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) interpretation and am happy that this is the interpretation used for this Bible. The font is a nice size and I do not have to squint or strain in order to read God's word.
Charles Spurgeon's notes are spread throughout the Bible as footnotes at the bottom of the pages, with occasional breakout quotes printed in a script font. There are also illustration break out sections spread throughout the pages. These are simply more of Charles Spurgeon's thoughts on particular verses. I like the way these notes and thoughts give me a bit more insight into particular areas of the Bible.
There are also twenty lost sermons from Charles Spurgeon included throughout this Bible. These are shown in his handwriting and also printed out on the facing page for easy reading. The sermons are in outline form.
All in all a good, solid addition to the CSB Bible collection and of particular interest to those who enjoy the works of Charles Spurgeon.
I received a complimentary copy of this Bible. All thoughts and opinions are my own.