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As Thanksgiving Day approaches

From the November 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

As Thanksgiving Day approaches here in the United States, many of us will be reflecting on our blessings this past year. Those of you in Canada, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, who celebrate an annual day of thanks, know what a wonderful feast it is—of gratitude to God for the abundance of good in our lives. In my home, one of the manifestations of that abundance is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, the fruits of favorite family recipes. 

This month, in addition to Thanksgiving week and National Bible Week, we also have the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible to celebrate. “The Bible,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy, who founded this magazine, “contains the recipe for all healing” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 406). For centuries, men, women, and children all over the face of the earth have been opening this most valuable “recipe book” and finding comfort, hope, and healing from God’s Word. 

On the following pages of this issue, you can feast on Bible scholar Michael Hamilton’s article on the King James Version. And be sure not to miss our feature article on the first tenet of Christian Science—the final article in the Journal’s “countdown” series on the six tenets. How fitting that this tenet states, “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life” (Science and Health, p. 497).

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