The Promises of God: a new edition of the classic devotional based on the English Standard Version
Charles Spurgeon (edited by Tim Chester)
First thing’s first, you may already own the original version of this book under the title The Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith. This is lightly edited and more attractively presented edition. You can read Tim Chester’s introduction to the new edition here. If you don’t have the original, the book takes 366 promises of God, gives you one for each day and adds some devotional thoughts for each one. Unsurprisingly, it’s a bit uneven. Some of the ‘promises’ aren’t really promises, some of the devotional thoughts are more exegetically-rooted than others, and the quality of the devotions is also a bit uneven.
All that said, I’ve stuck with it for a couple of months and on the whole am enjoying it. It would make a good Christmas present for those in your life who would read something by Spurgeon but wouldn’t necessarily read much else you might give them.
Thanks to Crossway for a complimentary copy of this book through their Beyond the Page review programme.