The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Writings
One Sunday evening, D. L. Moody and friends were gathered around a fire. Some guests urged Moody to expound on a portion of Scripture. Being tired after the services of the day, he gruffly told them to ask Henry Drummond,...
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One Sunday evening, D. L. Moody and friends were gathered around a fire. Some guests urged Moody to expound on a portion of Scripture. Being tired after the services of the day, he gruffly told them to ask Henry Drummond, who was also present. After some urging, Drummond finally produced a small New Testament from his hip pocket, opened it to the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians and, without any notes, began to speak on the subject of love. Moody later wrote, "It seemed to me that I had never heard anything so beautiful, and I determined not to rest until I brought Henry Drummond to Northfield to deliver that address. Since then I have requested the principals of my schools to have it read before the students every year."
Over the decades, this teaching has become one of the best-loved and most inspiring messages on love ever written.
Other writings of Drummond in this unique collection include:
The Program of Christianity
The City Without a Church
The Changed Life
Pax Vobiscum (Peace with You)
Through this dynamic message, we can experience the beauty of lasting love in all its fullness and learn how to bring God's peace and joy to those around us.
Henry Drummond (1851-1897), an evangelist and lecturer, was born in Sterling, Scotland on 7 August 1851. He was educated at Edinburgh University and, in 1877, became a lecturer on science at the Free Church College of Glasgow. Drummond was a geologist and explorer who spent a portion of time away from the classroom on scientific expeditions. As a Christian, he combined his knowledge of science with his understanding of the Creator and His diverse creations. Beyond his work as a scientist, Drummond desired to see men and women come to Christ. He accompanied Dwight L. Moody on many of his revival missions in England and Ireland.
Drummond was the author of numerous books, and is best remembered today for his 1874 meditation on love, The Greatest Thing in the World, which lays out the foundation of the gospel: that love, of God and of one another, is our highest calling.