"A light unto my path"

A curly-haired five-year-old tugs at her mother's hand and says, "Mommy, do we have to leave?"

This plaintive question sums up as much as any accolade or award the profound interest generated by the nondenominational Bible Exhibit at the Christian Science Center in Boston. This eleven-part presentation—the result of fourteen years of prayer and planning—is an audiovisual feast for eye and ear, supported by a state-of-the-art electronics system. Offered as a gift to the city and its visitors, the exhibit has attracted people of varied backgrounds and cultures from all over the world. It goes beyond the word "exhibit." As its subtitle suggests, it is "exploring the Bible in sight and sound."

Illustrated by large color transparencies, the Time Line is a mini-Bible course that apparently succeeds in encouraging further study by those who view it. "I never knew the Bible was so fascinating," says a young woman in Boston for the day. A businessman on a lunch break says, "It's really superb." But what probably says it better than anything else is the way people come and stay. And the reason they stay is that this exhibit reaches out and touches the heart and provides a refreshing and blessed oasis from the world of turmoil many are experiencing.

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What about the prodigal's brother?
November 19, 1984

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