The greatest Man to ever walk the earth had His words recorded for us. The Bible contains the words of Jesus, intermingled with the descriptions of the things He was doing and the reactions of those who heard and saw Him. In The Greatest Words Ever Spoken, Steven K. Scott has given us the words of Jesus gathered together in easy-to-search categories.
Many Bibles print the words of Christ in red to distinguish them from the rest of the text. In The Greatest Words Ever Spoken almost all you will read are red letter words. With only minimal chapter and category headings, and a few brief introductions to each chapter, Steven Scott steps aside and lets Jesus speak for Himself for over 500 pages.
I don’t think I’ve said this about another book before, but one of the most helpful things in this book is the table of contents. Seriously! It is so cool to be able to find a topic on which I want to absorb the perfect wisdom of Jesus Christ, and turn to that collection of His words on a specific topic. And with so many red letters greeting me on each page, I can let my guard down and drink it all in.
I quickly scanned through this entire book to be able to give you my thoughts, but now I am right back into it, reading slowly and hungrily. It’s so good! The full Bible cannot be beat for giving you the context and setting for Christ’s remarks, but when you want to get right down to the bare essence of what the Master said, you can’t beat The Greatest Words Ever Spoken.
I am a Waterbrook Multnomah book reviewer.