In Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning, Thomas Troward draws out the metaphysical and New Thought implications of Bible stories and verses. Their meaning becomes clear rather than a mystery when he examines the allegorical and spiritual meanings of the texts as well as their literal meanings. Starting from the premise that man is made in the image and likeness of God, Troward shows that creation and evolution are the same thing. The world is progressing toward higher consciousness, and more and more people are realizing that we have the power within us. There is one Spirit, and in that one Spirit we live and move and have our being. Thomas Troward was born in the Punjab in 1847. Educated in England, he served for many years served as a judge in the Punjab. On his retirement he returned to England, where he became an active and influential writer on New Thought themes. His Edinburgh lecture series won praise from William James and influenced many others, including Ernest Holmes.