The Greatest Thing In The World
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View all copies of this ISBN edition:. About the Author : Henry Drummond was a world-renowned nineteenth century evangelist from Scotland who authored many books and assisted Dwight L.click
Moody with revivals "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title. Buy New View Book. Other Popular Editions of the Same Title. Search for all books with this author and title. Customers who bought this item also bought. Edward Livingston Harron , a wealthy young clubman and man-about-town, comes in frequently ostensibly to buy cigarettes but in reality to talk to the daughter Jeannette Gish , and he is soon in love with the little shop girl.
Leo is homesick for his native France, but lacks the funds to make the passage. Leo accepts the money and he and Jeannette embark at once. In France Leo regains his health but suffers a broken leg. When Edward learns of this he goes to France and seeks out Jeannette to resume his lovemaking. He finds that he has a rival, however, in Mons Le Bebe, a grocer, and after forcefully embracing Jeannette one evening, she bids him to be gone forever. She is discouraged over Le Bebe's fondness for garlic and his refusal to accept the beauties of Chantecler.
But a chicken is just a chicken to Le Bebe. War with Germany is declared and Le Bebe marches off to battle with Jeannette's blessing. The French soldiers are driven from the town by the Germans and Jeannette, her father and aunt, and little Peaches Jackson seek safety in the cellar. Leo is trusted with the hiding place of a telephone and he volunteers to keep the French posted. In defense of the town Le Bebe is shot in the leg, and he drags himself to the cellar.
Jeannette hides him under some sand and he escapes capture. Meanwhile, Edward has enlisted in the American army that comes to the aid of France, and although he despises his fellow soldiers, he is a brave man. In a charge two companies become mixed and he finds himself in a shell hole with a black soldier who is dying. Edward's manliness asserts itself and he accomplishes the soldier's final request.
Leo is discovered listening to a German officer Peil discussing plans and is shot. He creeps back to the cellar and Jeannette relays the information by telephone to the French. Just as the Germans reach the cellar and force their way in, American troops enter the town.
If you are a Christian and live your life to love God and others, maybe, but this book may give you the feeling of being a choir preached at. If you are not a christian or you are struggling with the religiosity of "religion" and God, yes-- read it. This was a quick read but may not be anything too profound to lovers of Jesus.
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I think 6 years ago I needed this book more. It basically elucidates and breaks down the importance of love through the lens of 1 Corinthians I w Should you read this? I wouldn't call it a must read but it's certainly a book that will sharpen you. Apr 22, Agreenwalt rated it it was amazing Shelves: topical-study , library-must-haves. Today I re-read this small treasure; great things do, indeed, come in small packages. Within these few pages, Henry Drummond gives his readers a simple, yet wonderful reminder that "the greatest thing" which motivates one to live life to the fullest is love.
After all, love is the source of all life; God IS love. Just as true as it is that we cannot please God without faith, it is impossible to successfully do what He has called us to do without love because love never fails! An excellent speech on the most exquisite and simple thing in life. Love is what we live for, is eternal and unending.
It is the single most important thing to our will to live. Love is God and while that sounds simple our understanding of this gets far deeper with this book. This is actually a collection short essays. The subsequent essays had some good points but overall were very dated both in writing style and in themes. Apr 29, Caleb Sargent rated it it was amazing. Life changing study of I Corinthians Dec 07, Richard rated it it was amazing.
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I've read this book many times in the past 45 years. An English minister takes 1 Cor 15 and breaks it down for all to understand. The great meaning of charity. Jul 08, Penny Depasquale rated it it was amazing. This book is very short, but profound. You can read it in an hour or so. Its message is timeless, even though I think it is a sermon given by Drummonde in the 's.
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Truly excellent. Powerful and easy to read. I will be returning here regularly because this is a constant challenge. Jun 18, Catherine Mullaney rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: all who want to love. Shelves: following-jesus , my-top , classics. We read this aloud as a family. I have read it to myself a number of times. Drummond unpacks 1Corinthians 13 like no one else. Absolutely a fantastic little book. So moving and touching. Powerful speech. Especially as not a Christian myself a great little volume. Jan 16, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: religious.
This is one of the most beautiful, profound and concise books on love ever written. One of my most treasured possessions is this masterpiece. Jul 25, Eric Jackman added it. This book turned my world upside down in a really, really good way. In the cynical and divisive times in which we live, I found this to be a compelling and powerful message that I needed to hear. In fact, this may be a book I re-read annually as a beautiful reminder of why and how we are to live as Christians. The version I have is a collection of sermons by Scottish evangelist Henry Drummond , of which The Greatest Thing in the World is the central message.
My review and notes are principally on this message from which the book takes its n Wonderful. My review and notes are principally on this message from which the book takes its name the rest of the collected messages are good but not as amazing as the first one. I was already quite familiar with the passage, having read it many times before and heard it read at countless weddings and my expectations were not very high going into this book. It had been sitting on my shelf for years and I really only picked it up to fill the gap while waiting for another library book to come available.
To my surprise I found this to be one of the most compelling messages on the Christian life I have ever read. Apparently, I am not alone in being moved by it…D. Moody thought it such a beautiful message he used to have all his students read it every year.
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I would encourage everyone to read it, Christian or not. For the believer, I expect you will find it as encouraging as I did and hope it will motivate you to live up to our high calling. To my secular friends, that it would provide a better understanding of Christianity and, though we often fall short, the ideals we strive to live up to. As Christians, we are accustomed to being told that the greatest thing in the world is Faith. Well, we are wrong.
Other biblical writings support this. Did you ever think what he meant by that? In those days, as men followed hundreds of commandments many manufactured by men , Jesus offered them a simpler way. If you do this one thing, you will do those hundreds of things. If you love, you will unconsciously fulfill the whole law. If a man loved God, would he ever take His name in vain? Of course not. If he loved his brother, would he ever kill, steal, bear false witness, or commit adultery? It would be preposterous. Love Contrasted Paul contrasts love with other things prophecy, faith, charity men of that day thought much of.
What is the use of Faith? To connect the soul to God. And what is the object of connecting man with God? That he may become more like God, and God is love.
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Love, therefore, is greater than faith. You can take nothing greater to the heathen world than the impress and reflection of the love of God upon your character. Love Analyzed Paul analyzes what this supreme thing is. He passes this thing, love, through the magnificent prism of his inspired intellect, and it comes out on the other side broken up into its elements: Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Humility, Courtesy, Unselfishness, Good Temper, Guilelessess, sincerity.
There are two great classes of sins — sins of the body, and sins of disposition. The Prodigal Son may be taken as a type of the first, the Elder Brother of the second. Consider the unloving response of the Elder Brother. How many prodigals are kept out of the Kingdom of God by the unlovely characters of those who profess to be inside? Jealousy, anger, pride, lack of charity, self-righteousness, touchiness, doggedness, sullenness—these are the ingredients of this dark and loveless soul. We cannot just deal with such a temper. We must go to the source and change the inmost nature and all the angry humors will die away of themselves.
Willpower does not change men. Time does not change men. Christ does. That is the supreme work to which we need to address ourselves in this world, to learn to love. How are to do so? If he does not exercise his soul he does not develop moral fiber nor beauty of spiritual growth. Love is not a thing of enthusiastic emotion. It is a rich, strong, manly, vigorous expression of the whole Christian character—the Christ-like nature in its fullest development.
And the constituents of this great character are only to be built by ceaseless practice. Do not isolate yourself. Talent develops itself in solitude; character in the stream of life. That chiefly is where men are to learn to love. Contemplate the love of Christ, and you will love. Look at the great sacrifice as He laid down himself, all through life, and upon the cross at Calvary; and you must love Him. And loving Him, you must become like Him.
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Love begets love. It is a process of induction. Put a piece of iron in the presence of a magnetized body, and that piece of iron becomes magnetized. It is charged with an attractive force in the mere presence of the original and as long as you leave the two side by side they are both magnets alike. Remain side by side with Him who loved us and you too will become a center of power, a permanently attractive force; and like Him you will draw all men unto you, like Him you will be drawn unto all men.
That is the inevitable effect of love.
The Defense Paul singled out love as the supreme possession for one remarkable reason: it lasts. Prophecies have failed; they have been fulfilled and their work is finished. Knowledge has vanished away. The wisdom of the ancients, where is it?