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A Workshop on the Bible: Unwrapping the gift of Scripture

From the December 1988 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Perhaps at no other time of year do so many people's thoughts turn to the Bible—to read of events that fulfill the spiritual hopes of the Old Testament and inaugurate the New. Events we know so well, yet always long to hear about once more. Events set on a stage that encompasses the rough-hewn manger and the cosmic grandeur of light-filled heavens.

Bethlehem ... shepherds ... swaddling clothes. Good tidings ... great joy. Unto us a child is born ... Glory to God in the highest ... peace and good will. Words that are inscribed in our hearts. Words that are f more than words. Words from a book like no other book.

"The Bible," writes Mary Baker Eddy, "is our seabeaten rock ... It stands the storm" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 295). And she also writes (Science and Health, p. 497), "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life."