The Greatest Thing in the World

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The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond, is a much-neglected meditation on I Corinthians 13. With kindness and gentle encouragement, Drummond walks the reader through the characteristics of love we all fail so miserably to exhibit in our own lives. Well-written and short, this book should be on the shelf of anyone who is trying to live Scripture. Drummond divides Paul's chapter on love in First Corinthians into three parts: "love contrasted," "love analyzed," and "love defended." He shows us what love isn't, shows us what it is, and defends it as the "greatest thing in the world." He helps us understand that it is not a burden to love - it's the easiest thing in the world! One of the most inspiring pieces of Christian literature ever written, The Greatest Thing in the World was a staple for those recovering from alcoholism in AA during its founding. Before the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" there was a list of spiritual books that included this commentary on I Corinthians 13 that AA's would use. It is easy to see how the use of these spiritual works played a role in not only formulating the 12-step program but how the wording of the AA "Big Book" was influenced by those same works. Highly recommended for everyone and especially those in recovery.

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The need for genuine Christian love is greater than ever—and this beautiful classic will show readers just how to share God’s love with their world. When Henry Drummond preached on “The Greatest Thing in the World,” the great evangelist Dwight L. Moody said he had never heard anything so beautiful.

 

 

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