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Broadening Our Bounds
Back of the Reading Room we have a lovely garden surrounded by attractive shrubbery. When the weather permits, we arrange the garden for study. Three chairs are always occupied while we are open. An awning over the door and window at the back of the study room keeps it cool and lends added color to the garden. Many apartment dwellers remark about the special privilege it is to them to study in our garden.
One morning, while I was prayerfully working in Christian Science on church dedication and the purpose of the Reading Room, the thought of holding open house in the Reading Room came to me. Further metaphysical work brought forth the courage to present the idea to our executive board for their decision. They approved it, and the membership was told of the plan to hold open house in the Reading Room on a certain Wednesday night after the testimony meeting. An invitation to attend the gathering was read from the desk.
That night there was an unusually large attendance at church, and nearly everyone visited the Reading Room, where we had arranged special displays of books, periodicals, and flowers. The regular attendants served as hosts and hostesses, their purpose being to inform visitors of the services and facilities of the Reading Room, and to assist them to see how they might use the Reading Room.
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Spiritual versus Material Power
FLOYD C. SHANK
The Pure in Heart
EMILY M. STEPHENS
Demonstration Is Subjective
FRANCES WARD SMITH
Right Thoughts Are Power
WALTER J. CONOVER
JAMES DONALDSON ENSIGN
Church Work: An Opportunity for Growth
MILDRED ELIZABETH BENNETT
Man's Life Is Changeless and Continuous
VIRGINIA CRANDELL ROFF
"How to gather, how to sow"
MILDRED TABER CLARK
JESSIE B. MOTTEN
The Joy of Uttering Truth
John Randall Dunn
"What manner of love"
The Reading Room
Jesus said (John 10:10), "I am...
I feel that I owe Christian Science...
Robert V. Fitch with contributions from Carolyn F. Fitch
Mary Baker Eddy writes in...
Marylyn V. Seaward
Previous to becoming acquainted...
Julia Creighton Ritterbusch
An experience which has been...
Mary F. Parker
The definition of "fear" given...
Earl Hesse with contributions from Helen Virginia Hesse
EDITH COONLEY HOWES
Signs of the Times
with contributions from James Reid, D.D., Reuben A. Stauss, E. J. Price, George H. Holwager, H. Rhodes Smith