C.H. Spurgeon said of Bridges work on Proverbs, "THIS IS THE BEST WORK ON PROVERBS. The Scriptural method of exposition so well carried out by Bridges renders all his writings very suggestive to ministers. While explaining the passage in hand, he sets other portions of the Word in new lights." Bridges himself, in 1859, issued the first nine chapters of his exposition of Proverbs and entitled it A MANUAL FOR THE YOUNG "in accordance with suggestions repeatedly made to him." Enlarged type-face for easier reading with the addition of the extremely rare piece an Address to Young Persons After Confirmation, also written by Bridges, which is an outstanding challenge for young men and women to take up their cross daily and follow the Lord.