The Sermon On The Mount, Emmet Fox, 1934, reprint 1989

The Sermon On The Mount by Emmet Fox was first published in 1939. This was an interesting time in The United States with many spiritual threads bubbling into a revival.  It also had many movements spring up of an evangelical/salvational nature.  The two I’m most familiar with were the Oxford Groups (now renamed Moral Rearmament based in Switzerland).   An outgrowth of the Oxford Groups was Alcoholics Anonymous.  This book by Emmt Fox was required reading in The Oxford Groups and also in early AA.  I read it first in my studies of these two groups.

My current copy is 184 pages and is a treatise on Matthew Chapters 5 thru 7.  It has been the bread of generations of spiritual Christians and even non-Christians who seek a spiritual path of learning, adopting and growing in a spiritual path of renewal and rebirth.

I and many others have cut their spiritual teeth in meditation and contemplation of the simple elaboration and explanation of these biblical chapters.

Other writers have written on this topic and I’ve read no others which are as clearly written and simply explained in every man language as this treatise.  The Sermon On The Mount seems to speak clearly on these topics to all men who read no matter their learning, status, religion or perspective.

I heartily recommend it to to all men both simple and wise.  You won’t regret the purchaseor the time involved in reading this book.  I t makes a good beginning on a spiritual path for anyone who is a seeker after relationship with G-d and your fellows.  A Coleridge quote says it best at the beginning of part two,

He prayeth well who loveth well

Both man and bird and beast:


He prayeth best who loveth best

All things both great and small:

For the dear God that loveth us,

He made and loveth all.

A good and engaging read, proved timeless by the wear of many publishings and changed lives.


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