What is a Christian Science Reading Room?
Christian Science Reading Rooms are bookstores and resource centres for the exploration of spirituality, prayer and healing. Every Reading Room is unique, but you’ll always find an uplifting atmosphere and many of the same products and services in any of the more than 1,500 Reading Rooms worldwide.
Each Reading Room is locally maintained and staffed by individuals who actively study and practice Christian Science. Along with our church services, our Reading Room is dedicated to helping visitors discover the peace, comfort and spiritual solutions available to all from God.
Visit us to find out about spirituality, purchase Bibles, Science and Health, as well as other works by Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science magazines. It’s a place to read, study or ask questions about healing and the practice of Christian Science and a calming place to visit in a busy day. A warm welcome awaits you.
Read current issues of magazines
Each week The Christian Science Sentinel keeps readers spiritually alert and conscious of God’s power in their daily lives. It provides a prayerful window on your world–from current events to personal issues like health, relationships, finance, employment, and parenting. You will find spiritual insights and examples of verified healings in Christian Science which will help you heal yourself and others and connect you to the global reach of this Science.
The Christian Science Journal (monthly) records the healings and spiritual insights of those who faithfully practice Christian Science. Individuals share how an ever-developing understanding of God has healed, enlightened, and blessed them, expanding their spirituality and ability to heal others. The Journal also includes a worldwide directory of Christian Science practitioners, teachers, and Christian Science nurses available to anyone interested in spiritual healing, as well as a listing of all Christian Science churches and societies throughout the world.
Current issues of theses publications can be bought or read. Older issues are often available free of charge.
… or explore past issues’
The Reading Room has bound volumes of the Sentinel and Journal dating back to the 1800s, and there is a computerised index to help find the articles you want.
Foreign language literature
If English isn’t your first language we also have books, magazines and CDs in other languages including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Greek, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish and Czech.
Computer Study tools and online events
JSH-Online. Everything you might want to know. We now have JSH-Online in our Reading Room which means online access to The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald including digital editions of the print periodicals, Web original articles, blogs, and podcasts, over 30,000 minutes of Sentinel Radio and audio chats, and a searchable archive going back to 1883!
The Reading Room computers are free to use, and are set up to be as user-friendly as possible. Concord, the computerised concordances to the Bible and to Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, provides instant access to some of the most profound writings on healing.
Children are most welcome in the Reading Room; we have a comfortable lounge area and some inspiring children’s books.
Discover “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” and unlock the power of the Bible
Since the first publication of Science and Health in 1875, its readers have testified that reading and studying this book has not only given them a spiritual sense of the Bible and a clearer recognition of their permanent relationship to God, but has also resulted in physical, mental, and emotional healing. Letters from readers that testify to healing from simply reading the book can be found in the last chapter of Science and Health. Available in multiple editions and formats, as well as in 17 languages and English Braille, the book is dedicated to thinkers and “honest seekers for Truth” (Science and Health, p. xii).
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy contains (in simple and direct language) the complete teachings of Christian Science. It is a book that unlocks the Bible and shows how the laws of God as demonstrated by Jesus, the prophets and apostles are applicable and effective today. Its chapters include Prayer, Atonement and Eucharist, Marriage, Science, Theology and Medicine and Genesis.
Read, Hear or Study the Weekly Bible lessons
Discover this systematic way to explore spirituality. People who study this weekly lesson tell how it leads to personal discoveries that bring peace and well-being.
Each week, topics of importance to daily living are explored. Comfort, healing and inspiration from the Holy Bible are brought together with insights from Science and Health. These practical Weekly Lessons can help the student find insight and inspiration to make intelligent choices and fortitude to handle daily challenges.