Reading Rooms are quiet community based spiritual 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. You are invited to study, borrow, or purchase the Bible, and other literature and audio products from The Christian Science Publishing Society. We also carry the complete writings of Mary Baker Eddy and other Bible related products (in various languages) for study or purchase.
Our Calgary Reading Room is open for regular hours. We also offer curbside and mail out service for those who prefer it. We ask that people ring the doorbell when they come. Please wear a mask.
The sales area of the Edmonton Reading Room is open to the public, however the study area is closed until further notice.
The Red Deer Reading Room is temporarily closed.
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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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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
Sentinel Watch Podcasts
Every Monday, listen to a new episode of Sentinel Watch, a weekly podcast from the Christian Science Sentinel. Tune in to hear a question and answer on a timely topic or a report of healing in the words of the individual who experienced it.
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.
Listen to the audio version of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
The entire text of Science and Health is available as a free audiobook for you to listen to online 24 hours a day. The recording runs on a continuous loop. That means it plays non-stop until the end of the book. Then it begins again.
The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage. We want to inspire people to think about what they've read long after they've left the page. To share what they've learned with others. And to do something that makes a difference.
For anyone interested in healing through prayer — as a practical approach to well-being or as a topic of investigation — Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer is an incomparable resource. This biography of an influential 19th-century woman follows Mary Baker Eddy from obscurity to her enormous fame as an eminent thinker and religious leader. From her Puritan upbringing, throughout her life of compassion for others and devotion to God, you can watch her development as an insightful student of the Bible and her rediscovery and practice of healing in the name of Christ Jesus.
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Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers.
Mary Baker Eddy
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures