The Sermon on the Mount
By Emmet Fox
- Release Date: 2010-05-11
- Genre: Religion & Spirituality
The Sermon on the Mount Emmet Fox Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
What did Jesus teach? Distilled from years of study and lecture, affirmed by nearly a million readers over the last fifty years, Emmet Fox's answer in The Sermon on the Mount is simple. The Bible is a "textbook of metaphysics" and the teachings of Jesus express--without dogma--a practical approach for the development of the soul and for the shaping of our lives into what we really wish them to be. For Fox, Jesus was "no sentimental dreamer, no mere dealer in empty platitudes, but the unflinching realist that only a great mystic can be."
In his most popular work, Emmet Fox shows how to: Understand the true nature of divine wisdom. Tap into the power of prayer. Develop a completely integrated and fully expressed personality. Transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs. Claim our divine right to the full abundance of life.
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Good textbook but full of flaws
By C plus C
Book is full of (about 30) typos and punctuation flaws. It is not a perfect facsimile of the printed book.
Sermon On The Mount
Great explanation of a famous biblical section.
The Sermon on the Mount
Truly brilliant. Brings ones closer to a relationship with God through a better understanding of Jesus' words in a contemporary explanation. Very much in alignment with A Course In Miracles.
One of the best books EVER
I have never been compelled to write a book review until now. I believe this book has opened doors for me that I never would have expected.
My approach to life is different because of this book. Just finished the last page and getting ready to immediately read it again!
Life changing book.
One very enlightening book. A must read for anyone on a spiritual journey.
Helped me to understand God
I am not a "religious" person - never have been although I have been exposed to many religions and churches.
I always had resistance to accepting someone else's word about God, and I just didn't care for some of the zealousness of "born agains" and the relentless touting of Jesus, God, Lord. The idea of you're not "saved," and you're not good enough, and God will punish you if you don't do right, and the self righteousness of other religious people, and the drama, drama, drama of testimony was uncomfortable and didn't feel right.
Now along comes the Law of Attraction, and The Universe. What?
What is this "power"? How do you reconcile this with God whom you've heard of all your life? More 'didn't feel right'.
This author has changed all that for me. I am still not a "religious" person - and luckily I have no shame or guilt about that either. There is a line in the book that states no where in the bible or in Jesus's teachings does it mention religion, and that in fact, religion is something pushed upon the bible from the outside by man. Phew, what a relief!
I am in my seventh reading of the book and always receive something new. You've got to get through it the first time - you may have a vague sense of shame at the beginning knowing that you aren't doing things right in your life, but it is overtaken by the idea that there is something bigger out there and by the fact that no matter what, you are still a child of God, and God loves all his children no matter how imperfect we are and continue to be.
I love the idea of God now, and I am totally comfortable with and grateful for prayer. Prayer is another thing you will learn about. I am comfortable saying God, thanking God, being grateful.
Thank God for Emmet Fox's writings! And best of luck on your journey.....
If you are seeking spirituality this is absolutely a must read. Don't be put off by the title, it is not religious at all, but a guide to spiritual growth. Reading this helped me through a very difficult part of my life and helped me to change which was exactly what i needed.
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