Christian Science Reading Room at SFO

Popularity-wise, it is about a tie between sales of issues of the Pulitzer-prize-winning, international newsweekly, The Christian Science Monitor, and the textbook of Christian Science, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” by Mary Baker Eddy.

Christian Science MonitorThe Christian Science Monitor, founded by Mrs. Eddy in 1910 with the explicit motto to “injure no man, but to bless all mankind,” is widely respected within the circles of those responsible for making significant decisions – at least among those who want to “do the right thing for all concerned.”

For tributes from Walter Cronkite to Nelson Mandela, John McCain to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Science and Health with Key to the ScripturesScience and Health with Key to the Scriptures, first published in 1875, is read from weekly in the form of passages correlative to Bible citations grouped into coherent “Bible Lesson-Sermons,” and form the basis for what Christian Scientists listen to read from their pulpits…and has been such for over 100 years. The last 100 pages are nothing but testimonials of healing resulting from reading of the book and every week dozens of more healings are testified to in the Christian Science periodical, The Christian Science Sentinel (monthly in The Christian Science Journal and non-English The Heralds of Christian Science).

Science and Health was named to the Top 75 Books By Woman Whose Words Have Changed the World