Morning by Morningby C. H. Spurgeon
379 pages, Religion
Reviewed by Jeanne
A deep and beautiful devotional for a Christian's morning.
PlotWhat better way to start a hard day of work than with a time of looking at God? Taking one page for each day of the year and one verse of Scripture for each page, this devotional by the Prince of Preachers was written for the purpose of turning the Christian's mind to his God every morning when he gets out of bed. David wrote, "It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night" (Psalm 92:1-2), and in his short passages for the day, Spurgeon encourages the believer to do just that.
MoralityMany of Spurgeon's pages exhort the Christian to live in a manner pleasing to God, to leave off sin, and to repent when we do sin. The unbelief of the world is righteously condemned.
Spiritual ContentEvery section is based on a verse of the Bible, and, as a Christian devotional, "Morning by Morning" is solidly grounded in the Word of God. One or two of the pages are directed at unbelievers, should they stumble upon the book, but for the most part Spurgeon assumes his audience to be believers and writes to them.
ViolenceOften Spurgeon talks about Christ's crucifixion and shedding of blood for us - the heart of a Christian's belief, and therefore no deterrent! He speaks of our hopelessness apart from Christ, and how we would all be condemned to Hell had it not been for Christ's sacrifice.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNone.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentNone.
Conclusion"Morning by Morning," and its companion book, "Evening by Evening," are two of the best devotionals you will find anywhere. The passages are true, uplifting, thought-provoking, and full of a Christian's joy in his God, and Spurgeon's words remain with the reader all through the day.
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