The Greatest Thing in the World

Category – Inspirational

Year First Published – 1880

Length – 17 pages

Author Bio – Henry Drummond (August 17, 1851 – March 11, 1897) was a Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer. Drummond was born in Stirling and educated at Edinburgh University, where he displayed a strong inclination for physical and mathematical science. The religious element was an even more powerful factor in his nature, and disposed him to enter the Free Church of Scotland. “The Greatest Thing in the World”, was written in 1874 and went on to sell more than 12 million copies throughout the years.

Summary – The author spends this short essay expanding on Apostle Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians 13 that love is man’s true path to God. Drummond argues that while there are many noble virtues we must strive towards, none is more important than love.

Main Takeaway – Love never faileth.


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