- A Spurgeon classic
- Recognized as one of the finest expositions on Psalms ever produced
- Extracts and quotes from other commentators and detailed hints for preachers
- Spurgeon spent over 20 years on this work
- Named as one of the 850 Books for Biblical Expositors by the Master's Seminary
- A favorite of Pastor Chuck Smith
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the "Prince of Preachers," composed and polished the Treasury of David over the span of nearly half his ministry. The classic commentary on the Psalms is a treasure for preachers and devotional readers alike! Spurgeon's verse by verse commentary, includes illuminating quotes from contemporaries and great Puritan expositors of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Each Psalm closes with a short section of "Hints to Preachers."
About the Author
Few people in history can be known by one name and have it ring true with their audience, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon is one of them. Over time, Spurgeon , has become known and revered as the "Prince of Preachers". In the last 200 years he has been one of the most influential men for not only Preachers of the Gospel but for those who have not had the opportunity to hear and receive the Gospel message. He wrote tirelessly over his life, and Wordsearch Bible Software is committed to bring as many of Spurgeon's works as possible to you in electronic form.
The details of Charles Haddon Spurgeon's life still continue to amaze one and all. He was born in Kelvedon, Essex, England, on June 19, 1834. He accepted Christ in 1850 at the age of 15. By age 16, he preached his first sermon in 1851, and by age 20, Spurgeon had already preached over 600 sermons. In 1854, Spurgeon was asked to become pastor of the New Park Street Chapel, one of the sixth largest Baptist Churches in London.
The 1200 seat Chapel had previously been pastored by Dr. John Gill among others, and it carried a rich heritage with it. Although the Church was located in the midst of a filthy industrial district which was hard to reach, by 1855, it was obvious that the Church must start meeting at the Exter Hall while the Church building was expanded. When the expansion was completed, it still was too small and the congregation was forced to start meeting at the Surey Music Hall. By 1856, over 10,000 people would crowd the hall just to get a chance to hear Spurgeon preach a sermon.
To accommodate the growing number of people, the church voted to build a new sanctuary and to change the name of the Church to the Metropolitan Tabernacle. On March 31, 1861, the first service was held in the sanctuary, with a capacity of 5,600 was the largest non-conformist church in the world.
The comments and expositions abound in rich, racy, and suggestive remarks, and they have a strong favour of the homiletic and practical exposition with which Mr. Spurgeon is accustomed to accompany his public reading of Holy Scripture. There is an intensity of belief, a fullness of assent to the great points of Calvinistic orthodoxy which our author would not be true to himself if he attempted to conceal.The brief introductions are very well done, and the abundant apparatus criticus the list of hundreds of writers on the Psalms, whose meditations have been laid under contribution to enrich the work, render this commentary one of the most voluminous in existence. At all events, the volumes will be an encyclopedia of reference.
The most important and practical work of the age of the Psalter is the Treasury of David by Charles H. Spurgeon. It is full of force and genius of this celebrated preacher, and rich in selections from the entire range of literature.
Mr Spurgeon's great work on the Psalms is without equal as an exposition from the entire range of literature."
A classic in its field. Richly rewarding, deeply devotional, and pleasingly relevant.
One day I heard a friend say, "I write my sermons, then I read Spurgeon to see how he dealt with the text." The Prince of Preachers is still head of the class.