Perhaps the most controversial text ever written, the Bible and its meaning have been argued over since its commitment to paper. With an eye toward keeping the focus on the Bible's great offering-God's promise of everlasting life in His presence-Thomas Troward offers here a concise commentary on major Biblical principles, all the while stressing that faith and accepted scientific conventions are not contradictory but are, in fact, in concert. In doing this, he provides a thorough analytical exploration of major Biblical concepts, such as the fall of man and the role of Satan, and reinforces the roles of compassion and forgiveness as keys to fulfilling man's spiritual potential. rn rn Anyone who has found the Bible an intimidating (or worse, confusing) read would benefit greatly from this straightforward and relevant work, first published in 1913.rn rn rn English judge, philosopher, and painter THOMAS TROWARD (1847-1916) lived most of his live in India, in the service of the imperial monarchy. Among his publications, many of which profoundly affected the New Thought movement, are The Law and the Word, The Hidden Power and Other Papers Upon Mental Science, and The Creative Process in the Individual.