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The Words of Jesus   By: (1818-1895)

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In "The Words of Jesus" by John R. Macduff, readers embark on a spiritual journey that delves into the profound teachings of Jesus Christ. Through carefully selected excerpts from the Bible, Macduff captures the essence of Jesus' words, offering readers a deeper understanding of his message.

From the very beginning, it is evident that Macduff approaches this compilation of Jesus' words with unwavering reverence and respect. He views each passage as a sacred text, treating it with utmost care. This sense of reverence is palpable throughout the book, creating an atmosphere conducive to reflection and contemplation.

Macduff's organization of the book is commendable. Instead of presenting the passages in a haphazard manner, he carefully groups them thematically, providing readers with a logical progression of Jesus' teachings. This thoughtful arrangement allows readers to explore specific topics of interest or consecutively study Jesus' words as a whole.

The author's commentary further enhances the reader's understanding. Macduff provides valuable insights and explanations, shedding light on the historical context and deeper meaning behind each passage. His commentary is concise yet profound, guiding readers towards a profound spiritual understanding while avoiding unnecessary theological jargon.

One of the book's strengths lies in its accessibility. Macduff's writing style is both eloquent and straightforward, making it accessible to readers from all backgrounds. Whether one is a scholar of biblical studies or someone just beginning their spiritual journey, "The Words of Jesus" provides an engaging entry point into the profound teachings of Christ.

Another notable aspect of this book is its ability to inspire. Macduff's deep personal connection with the words of Jesus is evident, and his passion reverberates through every page. As readers immerse themselves in Jesus' teachings, they cannot help but be moved by the wisdom and compassion expressed.

Despite the book's many strengths, one area where it falls slightly short is the lack of diversity in interpretations. While Macduff offers valuable insights, some readers may desire a broader range of perspectives to engage with. An inclusion of diverse theological viewpoints would have further enriched the reader's experience and allowed for a more holistic exploration of Jesus' words.

In conclusion, "The Words of Jesus" by John R. Macduff serves as an invaluable guide to understanding the teachings of Christ. Macduff's reverent approach, thoughtful organization, and insightful commentary make this book a valuable resource for anyone seeking a deeper connection with Jesus' words. Although it may benefit from a more diverse range of perspectives, overall, it is a compelling and inspiring read that will resonate with readers long after they have turned the final page.

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Transcriber's Note

Minor punctuation errors and inconsistencies have been silently corrected.

The following minor typographic corrections have also been made: p8: "al" changed to "all" p13: "sorrrow" changed to "sorrow" p81: "trom" changed to "from" p112: "Mat." changed to "Matt." for consistency p122: "striken" changed to "stricken"



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Taken from the last London Edition.

New York: STANFORD & DELISSER, No. 508, BROADWAY. 1858.

The Words of Jesus.

"A word spoken in season," says the wise man, "how good it is!" If this be true regarding the utterances of uninspired lips, with what devout and paramount interest must we invest the sayings of Incarnate Truth "the WORDS OF JESUS!"

We have, in the motto verses which head the succeeding pages a few comforting responses from the Oracle of heavenly Wisdom a few grapes plucked from the true Vine living streams welling fresh from the Living Fountain. Every portion of Scripture is designed for nutriment to the soul "the bread of life;" but surely we may well regard the recorded " Words of Jesus " as "the finest of the wheat... Continue reading book >>

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