For May 19, 2022

Dear church family,

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was nicknamed the “Prince of Preachers.” He styled himself as the “last of the Puritans.” He was compared to “Great-heart” in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Some of his associates called him “Governor.” For authenticity, please pronounce that last title as “govna” and go full Cockney with it. His wife called him “Tirshatha,” which means, “Your Excellency.” I have also suggested that my wife call me by that title. Good manners and propriety prevent me from publishing her response. (j/k) One other title for Spurgeon might be diligent researcher. He loved the Psalms and compiled a commentary on the psalms called The Treasury of David. It took him a long time to finish the multi-volume set and he worked on it even when he was in poor health. 

The book I am recommending today is called Daily Treasure: 366 Daily Readings from the Treasury of David.  

About this volume, Ian Hamilton writes:

“It is a great pleasure to commend this daily devotional by James Renihan. Dr. Renihan has prepared 366 daily readings from The Treasury of David, one of C. H. Spurgeon’s masterpieces, giving Christians access to a work whose size and depth (six large volumes in my edition) might otherwise deter them. Spurgeon is memorable, both in his imaginative, vivid language, and in his theological perceptions. He understands that the Psalms are ‘an anatomy of all the parts of the soul’ (Calvin). Spurgeon always edifies and these daily readings will prove rich fare for Christians of all ages and stages. The brief but engaging overview of Spurgeon’s life by Michael Haykin is an excellent introduction to this daily devotional.”

If you are looking to strengthen your devotional reading then this might well be the book for you. If you want to look at it before buying, then please see pastor Dale and I will gladly show you my copy.

Have a blessed week and see many of you on Sunday.

Privileged to serve,

Pastor Dale