This CD-ROM contains The
Treasury of David, The Full 6 Volume Set, covering Psalm
1 through 150, by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Charles Haddon (June 19
1834 – January 31 1892) was a British Particular Baptist
preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among
Christians of various denominations, among whom he is
known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong
figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the
Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist
Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the
liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the
Church of his day.
Spurgeon was the pastor of the congregation of the New
Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle)
in London for 38 years. He was part of several
controversies with the Baptist Union of Great Britain
and later he left the denomination over doctrinal
convictions. In 1867, he started a charity organisation
which is now called Spurgeon's and works globally. He
also founded Spurgeon's College, which was named after
Spurgeon was a prolific author of many types of works
including sermons, an autobiography, commentaries, books
on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry, hymns and
more. Many sermons were transcribed as he spoke and were
translated into many languages during his lifetime.
Spurgeon produced powerful sermons of penetrating
thought and precise exposition. His oratory skills held
his listeners spellbound in the Metropolitan Tabernacle
and many Christians have discovered Spurgeon's messages
to be among the best in Christian literature.
had never written anything else it would have been a
permanent literary memorial.” These words, written
by Susannah Spurgeon, reference the ambitious
publication that became her husband’s magnum opus – a
commentary on the Psalms.
twenty years for Spurgeon to complete The Treasury
of David. After three years, he had only reached
Psalm 36. By 1865, Spurgeon began printing his
expositions in his monthly magazine, The Sword and
Trowel. Eventually, they were collected and
published at virtually no monetary profit to the author
or publisher. The original volumes sold for eight
shillings (the equivalent of about $4.50 today).
Before writing The
Treasury of David, Spurgeon accessed a wide array
of sources. If he himself did not own the books, he
fetched material from the British Museum and other
venues. “I consulted a few authors before penning it,”
Spurgeon wrote, “to aid me in interpretation and arouse
my thoughts.” One biographer has noted that in the first
volume alone, Spurgeon consulted no fewer than 400
authors. His original instinct was not to publish these
quotations, but “it seemed to me that it might prove
serviceable to others” to include them.
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