The Word Among Us

Advent 2005 Issue

A Word for Every Season, A Verse for Every Reason

A new book helps us pray the Scriptures.

By: Jeanne Kun

Over the centuries, many Christian writers and students of Scripture have described the Bible as a library—a collection of inspired books of various types, including history, poetry, prayers, and personal letters. St. Basil, a fourth-century Church Father, used another striking image to describe the Bible. He called it a pharmacy.

The Holy Spirit composed the Scriptures so that in them, as in a pharmacy open to all souls, we might each of us be able to find the medicine...

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