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Book: Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith: Daily Readings
Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Publisher: Christian Heritage, republished in 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-84550-070-2 (Tan/Green)
ISBN-13: 978-1-84550-071-9 (Tan/Burgundy)
Related website: www.christianfocus.com (publisher)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Teens and adults, or entire family devotions
Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Spurgeon, Charles Haddon. Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith: Daily Readings (originally published prior to 1892 in England; republished in 2009 by Christian Heritage, an imprint of Christian Focus Publications, Geanies House, Fearn, Ross-shire, IV20 1TW, Scotland, UK). Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was born in Essex, England, and became a Baptist minister. In fact, he was probably Britain’s best-known preacher of the nineteenth century, serving with the New Park Street Baptist Chapel in Southwark, London, which he built into the Metropolitan Tabernacle. In addition to his public speaking, Spurgeon was involved in several charitable organizations, including an orphanage in Stockwell, and had an extensive influence through his writings.
Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith, a copy of which was given to me by a friend, is a set of 365 daily readings, each with a passage of Scripture containing some promise of God and a devotional application of that passage and its promise. In fact, the original subtitle was “Being Precious Promises Arranged for Daily Use.” There might be some of the readings where certain people would disagree a bit with Spurgeon’s theology, especially a few which sound overly Calvinistic and one that appears to be Premillennial. However, for the most part, they are quite scriptural and could serve adequately as a good year’s worth of devotional readings. There is an index of the Scripture texts in the back. Another similar Spurgeon devotional book, Morning and Evening, is also published by Christian Focus.