The Greatest Words Ever Spoken

The Greatest Words Ever Spoken: Everything Jesus Said About You, Your LIfe, and Everything Else (link to Amazon) is the second book by Steven K. Scott. As described on the back cover,

“For the first time ever, all the statements Jesus made in the New Testament have been brought together under more than two hundred practica, easy-to-find topics. When you want to know His will in a specific area of life; you’re seeking the answer to a perplexing question; or you are desparate for His encouragement, comfort, or wisdom, you can easily find the help you need.”

This is a very accurate description of the contents. The book is divided into chapters containing main topics and further subdivided into particular topics. The quotes are from the New International Version and does include dialogue if there is a series where Jesus is in conversation with others.

My first impression is that this is not a helpful resource. I believe that the words of Jesus are important but removing them from the rest of scripture takes away all context and does not allow for any flow of the narrative.

On a more charitable note, I think that this book may be helpful as a kind of concordance – to find specific passages and look them up in context. I would not recommend this text for use without a Bible.

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner

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