I’ve recently gotten my hands on the Charles Spurgeon Study Bible and have to say at the outset, that this bible is one of the most impressive, well-crafted bibles I’ve had the pleasure to own. From the sermon notes penned by Spurgeon to the aesthetic appeal of this volume, to the readable CSB translation, this bible fires on all cylinders.
Track along with the Prince of Preachers as he comments on each book of the Bible in a highly practical way. He is careful to not lead the reader away from the text but continually points the reader to look on Christ through the prose of his thoughts.
The text is interspersed with “hand-written” notes from Spurgeon. Though of course, the text doesn’t reflect his actual penmanship, it comes close. In addition to the copious notes Alister Begg, the Bible’s Editor has included full sheet facsimiles taken from pages of Spurgeon’s own sermons and commentary.
It’s engaging to see how Spurgeon connected various of pieces of Scripture as he saw one continuous narrative from Genesis to Revelation. Each thread he pulls has the ring of Christ no matter which book the reader may be studying.
Written in the trusted Christian Standard Bible translation, the text is both readable and easy to memorize. Thrown in witty and insightful commentary from one of the world’s most preeminent preachers and you have an extremely helpful volume for those seeking to go deeper in the text.
Spurgeon spoke from a heart that bled for his people and that shows through study Bible. One can tell that he does not deal lightly with the text and that pushes readers to engage, themselves, with the text in new ways. With the help of Spurgeon and the illumination of the Holy Spirit, this volume is extremely helpful in the hands of men and women, even children, all over the globe.