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Review: C. H. Spurgeon’s Commentary on Matthew

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Category Book Reviews
Date October 18, 2010

First published 1893. This was the last book written by the celebrated 19th century preacher C. H. Spurgeon. He was working on it until a few days before his death so it contains the last thoughts that he wanted published.

Spurgeon takes Jesus is King as this theme. He divides Matthew into just over 100 short sections with the title of almost every one containing the word ‘king’ or ‘kingdom’.

This work breathes Spurgeon’s love of the Lord Jesus, the Gospel and of God’s word. The comments on each verse are not long (never more than a page) but are full of teaching, advice and help. There are many pithy and memorable phrases so typical of Spurgeon’s preaching. Often the comments on a particular verse end with a prayer which gives the book a deeply devotional quality. This book is best read one section at a time to allow mediation and reflection on what the author says. It could be used as part of one’s daily quiet time, or as bedtime reading. Preachers and teachers will also find many rich ideas that could be incorporated into sermons. If you have never read any of Spurgeon’s books then this would be an excellent place to start. The book itself is a beautifully produced hardback with newly typeset text. Highly recommended.


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