That our Leader attached much importance to the Christian Science Reading Room as a necessary auxiliary of the church is made plain by Article XXI, Section 1, of the Manual of The Mother Church, which says, "Each church of the Christian Science denomination shall have a Reading Room, though two or more churches may unite in having Reading Rooms, provided these rooms are well located. " That the Reading Room was established as a protection to the Cause, as well as an aid to those who are seeking Truth, is made clear in Article XXI, Section 3, which reads, "The literature sold or exhibited in the reading rooms of Christian Science Churches shall consist only of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, and other writings by this author; also the literature published or sold by The Christian Science Publishing Society.
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