By the time I had read this book, I'd
already read countless books and essays on religion and truth and love.
This book offered me something extra - and opened my eyes to a wonderful
new truth - mainly this - that love is enough.
Never having been trained in the social
graces, I always felt like a bit of a klutz in social settings such as
dinner parties and even simple get-togethers.
Drummond makes the point that if you have
love - if you can feel and express love - you have it all. So instead of
focusing on which fork to use for the shrimp and salad, I started
focusing on how much God loved me and everyone around me.
And that little simple truth enabled me
to feel more at ease in every circumstance and in every situation.
Drummond's book is about grace, love,
truth, Universal spiritual laws - it's got it all. From little things
(like social graces) to big things (like loving our fellow man -
irrespective of his lot in life) this book will change your life.
This should be required reading for
-- Rosemary F. Thornton
Drummond is perhaps best
remembered as a gifted evangelist who assisted Dwight L. Moody during
his revival campaigns. He
was also a lecturer in natural science.
Although he never received a degree, he was an ordained minister
and a professor of theology. He
also wrote several books. "Natural Law in the Spiritual
World", published in 1883, sold 70,000 copies in five years and
made him famous. However,
"The Greatest Thing in the World" - a meditation he wrote in
1874 that illuminates the importance of 1 Corinthians 13 - is the one
that assured he would be remembered by later generations. Widely read
and quoted during his lifetime, it went on to sell over 12 million
copies and it continues today to influence people to follow God's two
great commandments: to love God and to love each other.