Reading Rooms

Among the many blessings for which we are indebted to our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, are the reading rooms maintained by the Christian Science churches and societies. At each church service a cordial invitation is given to the public to visit and make use of the reading rooms, where are provided all the published writings of our Leader, as well as the authorized literature of Christian Science issued by The Christian Science Publishing Society, all of which may be purchased, if desired, as well as read. Many of the reading rooms also maintain a loan library, from which this same literature may be borrowed for a period of two weeks, and may be renewed for the same length of time.

At the Christian Science reading rooms many are daily drinking of the life-giving waters through the study of the Bible together with its spiritual interpretation as given by Mrs. Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." A visit to a Christian Science reading room cannot fail to reveal the importance of this branch of the Christian Science movement and give one a realization of its far-reaching effects. Here may be seen those in widely varied walks of life, yet all feeling the same need and drawn by the same desire. In the perfect quiet for which the rules of the reading rooms provide, thought is refreshed and strengthened by communion with the one God, Spirit, and the realization of man's oneness with Him.

At the Wednesday evening testimony meetings the writer has often expressed gratitude to our Leader for providing these resting places and for the many blessings received from them, and now increased gratitude impels a further acknowledgment through the columns of the Sentinel. The first time that a great sense of gratitude for this branch of the church work came, was when in company with a friend, both of us strangers in a strange city, a visit was made to its reading room upon arrival, and a most loving welcome was received from the one in attendance. Information concerning a place to board was gladly given, and by means of this a place was found where the privileges of a home were enjoyed and a happy friendship was formed.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

That Which Is Within
November 3, 1917

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.