First Church of Christ, Scientist, Palm Springs, CA
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The Christian Science Reading Room has resources on site, online, and to go, which are designed to inspire, uplift, encourage, energize, heal, and provide spiritual insights for dealing with the challenges of today’s world. Learn more about God, Love, and what Jesus taught us about his tender care for all of us.
On site — You can talk to the librarian or visit the quiet study room, which is a place to read books and periodicals, or listen to CDs.
Online — There is Internet access to browse our church websites.
To go — Our sales room is a bookstore that has Christian Science literature to borrow or purchase. Products available to read, borrow, or purchase include:
- The Bible & Bible study aids
- The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to The Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
- Other writings by Mary Baker Eddy
- Biographies of Mary Baker Eddy
- Books, CDs, and pamphlets for adults and children
- Christian Science periodicals:
Christian Science Sentinel
The Christian Science Journal
The Herald of Christian Science
The Christian Science Monitor
What is a Reading Room?
First, and most importantly, it is a quiet haven of peace. The Reading Room is part library and study area and part sales room for Bible reference materials, inspirational music, periodicals, children’s books, gifts, and The Christian Science Monitor news magazine, as well as other literature published by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
We have the King James Version of the Bible & reference books for sale. Also in stock are the works of the discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. Her seminal writing Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, is our textbook.
Buy inspirational music CDs, pamphlets on special topics, children’s books, and magazines all written from the Christian Science perspective. Find answers to world challenges in our literature. Come read or buy a copy of The Christian Science Monitor, an award winning international news magazine for more than 100 years.
Each church maintains a Christian Science Reading Room in the area where they are located. The Reading Room is staffed by experienced Christian Scientists who can answer questions and direct visitors to resources. A quiet area is set aside for individual prayer and study.
The current publications are pictured below.