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Henry Drummond died this date 3/11/1897.  He was born at Stirling, Scotland, 8/17/1851. At Edinburgh U. he showed interest in physical & mathematical science but his interest in Christ surpassed this; he joined the Free Church of Scotland & prepared for the ministry.  By 1877 he was a lecturer at the Free Church College.  While here he penned Natural Law in the Spiritual World, argueing for a connection between the physical & the spiritual world. He worked for a while with Dwight L Moody in some revival campaigns.

After spending some time in Africa (African Lakes Company) & following the success of the above book Drummond published Tropical Africa, what has been called “a valuable digest of information.” He delivered the “Lowell Lectures” at Boston – a book followed this appearance entitled The Ascent of Man.

Drummond’s most lasting work was The Greatest Thing in the World (described as “a meditation”) showing the importance of 1 Corinthians 13.  It influenced his generation, selling some 12 million copies, & still has a place in religious literature today.  (Could not find names of either parents or wife.)

Drummond Quotes:

… it takes a smart fella to say ‘I don’t know the answer’!

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.

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