The Sermon on the Mount - Emmet Fox

The Sermon on the Mount

By Emmet Fox

  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
The Sermon on the Mount book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 163 Ratings)

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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User reviews about this book

  • God is Good

    By Mattozul
    I am a registered nurse and recently went through 8 weeks of working on a covid-19 floor in the epicenter of the virus -NY. My father and mother gave me emmet fox’s books when I was 19 and my father told me he knew I probably wouldn’t read it and grasp it until I was in my deepest darkest moments later in life. I cannot explain to you the mental torment this virus has on anyone who has to work with it. The crippling fear I had that my family and myself would not make it out of this pandemic alive was enough to wish I wasn’t here in the first place. I turned to these books and they legitimately changed my life - through God. No, there is no “religion”, and this book does not preach the message you probably think it does. But this book taught me many things, but the most important thing being that there is never anything to actually fear and love is the remedy to every difficulty in life. God is good no matter what, and there is a divine plan after all.
  • Life Changing

    By Fitzhugh Tretorn
    Read. Think. Repeat.
  • 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

    By bear-o
    Great explanation of a famous biblical section.
  • The Sermon on the Mount

    By Charmalarm
    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.
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    By Angelojoy
    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!
  • Must read

    By Almcpa
    Life changing book.
  • Most excellent

    By Capn.heather
    One very enlightening book. A must read for anyone on a spiritual journey.
  • Helped me to understand God

    By Vedana
    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.....
  • Must get

    By Danh2702
    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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