The Bible Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. The Bible by Charles Spurgeon is a collection of three of his best sermons on the Word of God. The Bible proclaims God as its author, and therefore that it is authoritative. Its subjects are the great things of God’s Law, though most men ignore it in actuality! The Word a Sword shows the Scripture to be quick, powerful, and as a sword: cutting, piercing, and discriminating (“dividing asunder”). Therefore we must reverence God’s Word; we must get close to it when we feel deadened or weak. How to Read the Bible tells us that a true reading of the Scriptures requires an understanding of them. This necessitates careful reading, meditation, and prayer. We ought to seek out the spiritual teaching of the Word—in context and in its literary types (narrative, historical, poetic, prophetic, didactic, etc). Thus read, it is profitable for guidance in all the decisions of life.