Communion with the Lord is sweeter than honey.
In his meditations, Abraham Kuyper reveals a side of himself rarely seen in his well-known theological writings. First published in 1880 and 1883 and never before translated in English, the devotions in Honey from the Rock were written for the nourishment and health of his soul. Rather than the public figure and theologian, we see a man thirsting and hungering for God’s presence. Modern readers entering this sacred space will be spiritually renewed, restored, and replenished by the light of God’s Word, before returning to our daily callings. James De Jong introduces these powerful devotions from Kuyper.
A selection of devotions on the Psalms from Honey from the Rock have been collected in Ever in Thy Sight—available now.
Imagine opening a collection of meditations by the young Augustine, a young Martin Luther or John Calvin. In this new volume we find a collection of meditations by the young Abraham Kuyper, never before published in English translation. Here are the devotional thoughts of one of the most significant Protestant thinkers of the last 150 years and from the most formative period of his influential life. This treasure is both timeless and timely.
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
I have been reading Kuyper’s Near Unto God collection of meditations for decades—so much so that I wore out my first copy. He is my favorite devotional writer. And now this wonderful collection of 200 more. I hope all who have come to appreciate Kuyper’s writings on politics and culture in recent years will now taste the spiritual sweetness of Honey from the Rock!
—Richard J. Mouw, President emeritus, Fuller Theological Seminary
Kuyper is best known for his Christian vision of cultural engagement. This is his legacy, but in Kuyper’s times he was beloved among the Reformed people in the first place for his weekly meditations. In these reflections on a Bible verse, Kuyper opened his heart to his readers by meditating about the personal relation with God in a creative, personal, and inspiring way. Of all Kuyper’s publications, his volumes with meditations sold best. His meditations seem largely to have been forgotten, and therefore it is more than apt that James de Jong translated one of the most famous volumes and presents the religious Kuyper to a new audience. If you want to learn to know Kuyper, his meditations are the best entree to his biography and work.
—George Harinck, Professor of History, the Free University of Amsterdam and the Theological University of Kampen; Director of the Neo-Calvinism Institute, Kampen, the Netherlands