“The Bible is a biography of God in this world. In it the Indescribable One has described Himself.” So declares St Justin Popovich, not only a saint of the Orthodox Church, but one of its greatest theologians of the twentieth century.
St Justin’s rapturous love for the Bible emanates from every line of these reflections in a way that sparks a contagious excitement and an eagerness to see whether we can ourselves discover some of these wonderful riches in the pages that only a few minutes before had seemed all too familiar. That is, he quickly brings us to a point where we see what a dazzling gift God has given us in His Holy Scriptures.
“In the Bible God has said absolutely everything that was necessary to be said to men,” St Justin exclaims! “In it each of us can find himself portrayed and thoroughly described in detail.” In short, his essay makes us want to set aside whatever reading has captured our fancy of the moment, and take up the Bible and read.