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Poor Man's Bible Commentary Robert Hawker Christian Scripture Study PDF CD

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This CD-ROM contains The Poor Man's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments.  Each book is in high resolution PDF format.



The Poor Man's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

by Robert Hawker

Also including these bonus books by Robert Hawker:

Hawkers Bible Chapter Summaries, and Reflections Volumes 1 through 3
The Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary To The Sacred ScripturesPlain Account of Christian Perfection
The Poor Man's Morning and Evening Portions
Specimens of Preaching



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Charles Spurgeon said, "Gentleman, if you want something full of marrow and fatness, cheering to your own hearts by way of comment, and likely to help you in giving your hearers rich expositions, buy Dr. Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary. Dr. Hawker was the very least of commentators in the matter of criticism, but he sees Jesus, and that is a sacred gift which is most precious whether the owner be a critic or no. There is always such a savor of the Lord Jesus Christ in Dr. Hawker that you cannot read him without profit."

If this commentary was good enough for a master preacher such as C.H. Spurgeon, it's good enough for the rest of us!

Delve into the exegetical and devotional writings of one of the most influential preachers and theologians of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. His thoroughly Christ-centered view of Scripture comes through clearly in his extensive commentary on the whole Bible.

According to Joel R. Beeke of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, “Hawker increased in fame and popularity as a powerful ‘high Calvinist’ preacher” and “was remarkably winsome in preaching Christ to all.” Hawker brings homiletical skill to the reading of Scripture in his rich commentary. In this monumental work, Hawker did not aim for the exegetical acuity of John Calvin, the homiletical breadth of Matthew Henry, or the pastoral succinctness of Matthew Poole. Rather, his purpose was to edify believers by providing spiritual and experiential comments on each section of Scripture. Consequently, these volumes are most profitable as a daily devotional rather than as a regular commentary. The prayerful "reflections" section that follows Hawker's comments on each chapter of Scripture marvelously enhance this devotional character. They alone are worth the purchase of this CD.

"Hawker excels in Christ-centered, experiential divinity. He was taught by the Spirit how to find Christ in the Scriptures, as well as how to present Him to hungry sinners in search of daily communion with a personal Redeemer. For the genuine Christian, here is devotional writing at its best: it is always warmly Christ-centered, eminently practical, personally searching."

Robert Hawker (1753–1827) was a Calvinist preacher in the Church of England. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and he received his Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. Most famous for his pulpit ministry, Robert Hawker was a very well-known and beloved preacher who drew great crowds with his charismatic character, his scholarship, and his erudition. Far from being an ivory-tower minister, Hawker was intimately involved in mercy ministries to the oppressed and needy of his community. He founded the Misericordia Fund to provide relief for the needy and the Corpus Christi Society for needy Christians. He also actively founded schools for underprivileged children and the Great Western Society for Dispersing Religious Tracts among the Poor of the Western District.

Hawker, deemed "Star of the West" for his superlative preaching that drew thousands to Charles to hear him speak for over an hour at a time, was known as a bold evangelical, caring father, active in education and compassionate for the poor and needy of the parish, a scholar and author of many books and deeply beloved of his parishioners.

He was a man of great frame, burly, strong and with blue eyes that sparkled and a fresh complexion. His humour was deep and razor sharp and his wit popular although he had a solemn exterior and in conversation would resort to silence while contemplating a difficult retort. He played the violin well and was an excellent scholar. Almost as soon as he arrived as curate he started writing and poured out over the year a long list of books, volumes of sermons, a theological treatise, a popular commentary, a guide to communion and also books of lessons in reading and writing for the schools. For a work of his on the divinity of Christ (combating the rise of Unitarianism) the University of Edinburgh conferred upon him a degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1792. He also produced the "Poor Man's Morning and Evening Portions" that were used long after his death.

Hard cover versions of these works have sold for 10 times or more the cost of this disk.  With our CD, you can read, study, and print out the pages as many times as you want.

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