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Posted January 14, 2011
Meaty devotionals! Wonderful book.
These are short devotionals for, as the title states, morning and evening. Each day is beautifully written in a way that is easy to understand, yet the words stick with you through the day. I love how thought provoking each morning is; which gets me started on the right track with God each morning. The evening devotionals help me easy my stress of the day and remind me that it's all about God. I find that I rest easier after reading the evening devotional.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The book design itself is done wonderfully. It's streamlined and only about an inch thick. I have a different Morning and Evening that is almost 3inches thick! This streamlined copy by New Leaf Productions makes it easy to carry in my purse when I go out of town. The pages are thin and silky.
This is a wonderful book, from the cover to the content. What a wonderful way to start and end the day with God.
Posted January 10, 2011
Classic Charles Spurgeon Devotionals
Charles Spurgeon is known for his no-nonsense style devotions. His devotionals are thought-provoking and fluff-free. As a teen, I was given the older Morning & Evening devotional by Spurgeon. I used it, but I don't think that I truly appreciated all that was being said in the devotionals.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Starting to read these newly packaged devotionals now, as an adult, I can better grasp and appreciate Spurgeon's style of devotionals. I like the short devotionals that contain a good bit of meat. I can start my day with a short devotional and think about it throughout the day. I can then end the day with another devotional. This allows me to fall asleep while dwelling on the Lord.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from MasterBooks/New Leaf Publishing to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review.
Posted October 29, 2010
Mornings and Evenings with Spurgeon
As a blogger for New Leaf Press, I recently recieved the daily devotional book, Mornings and Evenings with Spurgeon by Charles H. Spurgeon, edited by Larry and Marion Pierce. Apparently, Charles H. Spurgeon, well known for his influential sermons and writings, was a pastor who lived in the 1800s, continues to be a well respected classic Christian writer. This devotional book represents a "modern" revision or translation of his original work for today's reader. Although I personally did not have a difficult time understanding the writing, it is by no means a modern piece of work by today's writing standards in today's society. I believe many readers will struggle to grasp the full meaning of the devotional passages with its formal style of writing. In contrast to many modern devotional books on the market today which make use of an informal and simple writing style with short passages, this book with its lengthy passages and formal writing style, is not intended for the casual reader, and requires some indepth meditation and thought on the part of the reader. If you can understand that "churlish souls stint their contributions to the ministry and missionary operations, and call such saving good economy; little do they dream that they are thus impoverishing themselves", (October 28- morning) is just simply a poetic way to say that stingy people who don't pull their fair share in a ministry lose out, then perhaps this is the book for you. On the other hand, if you would have a difficult time translating the meaning of this statement into modern English, then this book would simply be an exercise in frustration. For anyone with the time to spare, and the attentiveness for an advanced level, traditional classic devotional, this book is perfect and is full of inspiration and deep meaning. Perhaps relative to the original Spurgeon devotional printed in the 1800s this is a contemporary update. I believe that this book would best be appreciated to those readers into poetic, traditional Christian literature. As a blogger I recieved this book from New Leaf Press for the purpose of writing a review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.