What is a Christian Science Reading Room?
Reading Rooms are quiet community based resource centers that function as both bookstores and drop-in centers for the exploration of spiritual healing, prayer, and spirituality. In our Reading Rooms we welcome your questions about Christian Science and you may study, borrow, or purchase the Bible, and other literature and audio products from The Christian Science Publishing Society. We also stock the complete writings of Mary Baker Eddy, music and other Bible related products (in various languages). All are welcome enjoy our resources and attend our weekly Wednesday "Healing and Sharing" meeting.
There are approximately 2,000 reading room locations worldwide.
In Reading Rooms you will find:
information and materials about Christian Science and its discoverer, Mary Baker Eddy, including her primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and her other writings, which explain and illustrate the healing power demonstrated by Christ Jesus
a variety of Bibles and Bible research materials and weekly Bible lesson sermons, as well as books and magazines in various languages, children’s products, CDs and audio books, and global news and ideas from the Pulitzer Prize winning, Christian Science Monitor
special activities and community events, workshops and some participate in national and local conferences, fairs, and expos
A whole new way of studying, searching and sharing the Christian Science periodicals is now available online at JSH-Online.
JSH-ONLINE will keep you "abreast of the times," giving you a portal to 130 years of Christian Science publishing. With your monthly subscription you can access, search, read, listen, study, and share over 250,000 articles and testimonies and over 600 Sentinel Radio programs on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
You will also have access to new online original content such as articles, blogs and podcasts. With JSH-Online you get it all, from the first edition of The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald to the latest issue.
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Article - What is a Christian Science Reading Room?
JournalStar, Feb 14, 2017
"One of the most unique parts of a Reading Room is the quiet study room where anyone can pray, read the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson, search back issues of Christian Science magazines (in print or online), or just think quietly like I did that afternoon years ago. These public places are a resource for anyone on a quest for spiritual understanding and are open to people of all faiths, backgrounds, and ways of life.
Each Reading Room is maintained by a local Christian Science church or churches, and is dedicated to helping visitors discover the peace, comfort, and spiritual solutions available to all from God."
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Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers.
Mary Baker Eddy
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures