Emmet Fox was a mystic and biblical scholar whose writings had a profound effect on the early members of Alcoholics Anonymous and still do to this day.
Emmet Fox Sermon On The Mount was a book used by AA’s co founder Bill Wilson and the early members of Alcoholics Anonymous before the Big Book was published. Bill Wilson and his colleagues would listen to Emmet Fox speak in New York City. It’s a must have to help the reader get out of self will and develop a “God Consciousness.”
It focuses on the metaphysical teaching of Jesus Christ and how you can apply them in your life to develop the right mind set. The main premise of the book is that whatever is going on in your thought life will be produced in the material world. As within so without. Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. That life is all about how you perceive things. We have to rid ourselves of all defects of character that keep us disconnected from God such as anger, fear, greed, jealousy, etc. If we are to have a relationship with a power greater than ourselves, we need to get rid of all preconceived ideas and be completely receptive to God’s guidance by having a completely open mind. The ego is constantly trying to block us from having a relationship with God.
What did Jesus teach? Distilled from years of study and lecture, affirmed by nearly a million readers over the last fifty years, Emmet Fox’s answer in The Sermon on the Mount is simple. The Bible is a “textbook of metaphysics” and the teachings of Jesus express—without dogma—a practical approach for the development of the soul and for the shaping of our lives into what we really wish them to be. For Fox, Jesus was “no sentimental dreamer, no mere dealer in empty platitudes, but the unflinching realist that only a great mystic can be.”In his most popular work, Emmet Fox shows how to: Understand the true nature of divine wisdom. Tap into the power of prayer. Develop a completely integrated and fully expressed personality. Transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs. Claim our divine right to the full abundance of life.
Purchase the book:The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life