Author: Emmet Fox
THE PRESENT volume fulfills another promise made by Emmet Fox to his students and friends to “unveil” a cross section of the Bible in narrative form; not only to make the Bible come alive for the modern reader but also to open up to his consciousness the diagrams for living which the Bible has veiled in symbol and allegory.
To quote Dr. Fox: “Some people wonder why the Bible has to be unveiled at all, and the answer is that the Bible is written in symbol and allegory, for many reasons, but chiefly because that is the only method by which the teaching could be made fit for every kind of person at every stage of spiritual development in every age. While the Bible contains much authentic history and biography, it also contains a great mass of parables and allegories. The chief difficulty in modern times which intelligent people have had to meet is that they have not understood that some of the things in the Bible which used to be taught as fact are really allegory, and contain great diagrams of our personal destinies.”
This book has been compiled from the hundreds of lectures and class lessons which Emmet Fox delivered to tens of thousands in such vast halls as Albert Hall in London; Carnegie Hall in New York; the old Hippodrome and the Manhattan Opera House, where audiences numbered five to six thousand twice a week; the Biltmore and Astor Hotels; the Palace Hotel in San Francisco; and many others in the United States and abroad.