Charles Spurgeon is quite possibly the most influential Christian pastor of the last 150 years. His adherents and admirers span the whole spectrum of conservative (and sometimes even liberal!) Christianity, and his preaching style continues to be the model for many who desire to rightly handle God's Word from the pulpit.
Not only was Spurgeon the Prince of Preachers, however, he was also a prolific and capable devotional writer. While the language he employed can be difficult, he wrote for laypeople, and you don't need a university education to understand his profound insights into the Scriptures. Fortunately for a modern audience, pastor Alistair Begg has edited the text to make it even more readable without altering the power of Spurgeon's prose; he also changed all Bible references from the KJV to the ESV.
Each entry in Morning and Evening is preceded by a Bible verse, which the entry then explains and exegetes. There are two entries per page: one for morning, and the other for evening, covering all the days in a normal year (including an extra day for leap year. The print is fairly small, but that means each entry can fit on half a page.
This is probably the best devotional we carry, definitely one of the best written by a Reformed minister (or any other kind of minister, for that matter). As always, Crossway has gone out of their way to produce a volume that is handsome, sturdy, and that is a worthy book for Christians looking for daily sustenance in this sometimes long and often difficult life.
Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he's a husband and father who loves church, good food, and weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here
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