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Emmet Fox
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Oct. 1 1989
The Timeless Manual on the Art ofLiving Harmoniously and Successfully.

One of the foremost spiritual teachers of the century, Emmet Fox offers people of all faiths powerful strategies and practical guidelines for bringing health, happiness, and true prosperity into their lives and the lives of others. Treasured by over a million seekers, this enduring spiritual classic reveals how to transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs, understand the nature of divine wisdom, tap into the power of prayer, develop a completely integrated and fully expressed personality, and claim our divine right to all of life's abundance. Fox shares the keys to shaping our lives into what we really want them to be.

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The Sermon on the Mount--now passing its 65th birthday--remains a vital and provocative introduction to the ideas at the heart of Christian Science. At heart it means to be entirely practical, as the "Science" of the name would indicate. Denying any interest in theology (there is no theology in the Bible, Fox argues), the author instead suggests that what Jesus was after was results: "Jesus explains to us what the nature of God is, and what our own nature is; tells us the meaning of life and of death; shows us why we make mistakes; why we yield to temptation; why we become sick, and impoverished, and old; and, most important of all, he tells us how all these evils may be overcome, and how we may bring health, happiness, and true prosperity into our lives."

And the Spiritual Key? Fox puts it quite simply: "The Truth turns out to be nothing less than the amazing but undeniable fact that the whole outer world--whether it be the physical body, the common things of life, the winds and the rain, the clouds, the earth itself--is amenable to man's thought, and that he has dominion over it when he knows it." --Doug Thorpe


“A practical handbook of spiritual development . . . [Fox] gives his readers a profound outlook upon life and an absolutely fresh scale of values.” (New York Times Book Review)

Emmet Fox has been a major spiritual inspiration in my life and a significant intellectual force behind all my work. (Steve Chandler, author of The Story of You)

“Emmet Fox was one of the world’s greatest metaphysical teachers. His works have contributed profoundly to the spiritual understanding of millions of people, including myself.” (Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love)

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5.0 out of 5 stars THE UNSEEN WORLD Nov. 16 2001
"Sermon On The Mount", is about Metaphysics, or states of consciousness. Fox, and Priests that I have spoken to over the years, say that Jesus was more concerned with what you think, than what you do. It is an inside job, and that is what this book is about. Fox tells you what Jesus was about; what he was really saying. As I read this, I started to see my whole existance differently and I saw everything around me differently. This is an extremely powerful book that one has to be ready for. If you are interested in dealing with your truths and you are into Jesus, then you need to read this. It is a frightening book, because you just might be reading the truth, and that scares people. I have no interest in telling you what Fox says, because we all interpret things differently, and I don't want me in your head while you are reading it. One needs to formulate their own opinions, in general. If you are a person with any type of addiction, this book will put you in a different place in your recovery. The book will definately improve your life, because at the very least it will give you a different perspective on everything. The book makes you think. If you don't want to think, don't buy this. It is understandable. It is not that difficult of a read. I am not that smart and I get it. I think it is totally brilliant, and has helped me in my daily life. Fox has his interpretation of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount at the end, line by line. I came to the same conclusion about the line "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us", that Fox does, and it helped me to forgive people in my life. Fox states that Jesus said forgiving is one of the most important things you can do in life. This book helped me do that. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars A long trip back. March 4 2002
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I am a recovering alcoholic. A few months back I went on an 8 day cruise to Central America. When the ship left the dock I was seized by a panic, I would be stuck on this ship, away from my support group in no less than a floating bar. I was up most of the first night. The next day I found this book (a friend had loaned it to me) and in desperation I started reading. By the end of the day my panic had passed and I felt closer to God than I had in a long time. I thought I had given up on Jesus many many years ago and that was the attitude I had when I boarded the ship. After reading this book I stepped on to the shore in Miami a Christian again, something I thought was quite impossible. This is a very powerful book. Mr. Fox sweeps away centuries of religious dogma and brings us back to the spiritual principals Jesus actually taught. I have read it several times since my trip. It has done nothing less than revolutionize my whole outlook on life and recovery. The right book at exactly the right time in my life. I pray it will do the same for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Truth Works... July 12 2004
The traditional interpretations of Jesus the Christ's teachings have turned thinking individuals into opponents of the Bible. Well, Mr. Fox's work (I read the original version published in the 1930's) provides some acceptable insights.
While Mr. Fox's works are slightly skewed in his references to how the "European race" has civilized the rest of the world, brought order where there is chaos, etc., etc., there is a solid message here.
His analysis the Sermon on the Mount (Mathew 5, 6 and 7 in the Bible), demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that the mind is the builder of all that is in the life of man and woman.
If you are a Christian fundamentalist who has decided not to question literal, traditional interpretations of the Bible in any way, this book is not for you. However, if you find that traditional, mainstream Christianity doesn't fit into your views of life and yet you still believe in the fundamental usefulness of the core teachings of Christianity, I offer that you do the following:
1) Read this book with an open mind
2) Test some the principles in your own life, applying the principles to the resolution of problems that have heretofore not been solved using other methods
3) See what happens.
Every New Thought book I review I also mention the works of Dr. Joseph Murphy's ("The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" is his most famous) because they have had such an impact on my life as well the lives of countless others. If you are new to New Thought and are trying to decide which books to buy, I say read Joseph Murphy Book "Telepsychics" where he discusses Emmet Fox and this book as well.
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By Kris
I like all annotations of the Sermon on the Mount, because I like certain parts of it (but not others). These are my private limitations and restrictions, part of my individuality, which I must give up to be more open to Jesus and our Father, God.
But are we really God's children? What Mr. Fox leaves out, which has been emphasized elsewhere in commentaries, is that Jesus Christ differs from other prophets in one thing: He rose from the dead. Muhammad didn't do this, Buddha didn't do this, Yogi Parmansa (who?) didn't do this. But did Jesus really come back to life after dying? This is the crux of the matter, and this is where faith comes into play.
Assume, for a moment, that I'm not sure Jesus did come back to life (there's some other explanation for what is written in the Bible). Still, I like what he said about the birds of the air and the lillies of the field, about turning the other cheek, about letting the suer have your two coats, non-resistance and just getting along. Mr. Fox, on the other hand, obviously has no doubts about Jesus being Divine, so everything else just follows naturally.
I would like to see a little more light on the issue than just to assume first (a) and therefore, b, c, and we're sons of God. Are we really? I know, have faith or be damned.
Well, riding the bus one day, two males in the back were talking, one saying how prostate cancer was very prolific among American males. I could feel the other men on the bus crossing their legs, looking suddenly worried, until the second man spoke up in a loud voice, "Well I'll be damned!" he said. Aren't we all?
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The TRUTH about the eachings of Jesus, True role between man and God, and the power of prayer! I will need to reRead this many times! A MUST READ! Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't get any better than Sermon on the Mount
This is a book on how to live a good life - not easy to read at times due to knowing that some life adjustments should be made..... Love Emmet Fox
Published 18 months ago by Shannon Fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars A little book on success and correct way of praying
This is the most wonderful interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount I have yet found. I have read this small book many years ago, but its words have become engraved on my mind and... Read more
Published on Dec 17 2011 by Laura De Giorgio
5.0 out of 5 stars Key to Spiritual Truth
Of the classical New Thought writers of the 20th century, Emmet Fox and Ernest Holmes are the ones who adhere most closely to the Judeo-Christian tradition. Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2007 by Pieter Uys
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing
I use this book as a daily meditation and study guide. It has dramatically changed my perspective on Christianity and life. Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by Steve M.
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware
I read this book and fell in love with it. Then, I started reading more books by Fox and doing research on his background and his fellow spiritual teachers. Read more
Published on Feb. 27 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars If you could only have one book
I can't count the number of times I have read this book over the last twenty years. And I have given copies of it to a great number of people over the years. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars keeps teaching
this book has been a staple in my personal library for the past 10 years. I have given this book as a gift to special people in my life and I will continue to do so. Read more
Published on June 27 2003
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Some where in this book you will read something, that will change your life.
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