You have life before you. Once only you can live it. What is the noblest object of desire, the supreme gift to covet? THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD is perhaps the most famous exposition of Paul's message of love to the Corinthian church. Scottish writer Henry Drummond wrote this short meditation on love in 1874; widely read and quoted in his lifetime, it sold over twelve million copies and remains a much-loved devotional classic today. THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD lays out the foundation of the gospel: that love, of God and of one another, is our highest calling. This new edition, with a foreword by Norman Drummond, is for all who seek to live a life of love. Religion & beliefs. Family & health.