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Bible Lessons

The Bible is at the heart of Christian Science practice. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by Mary Baker Eddy, explores the underlying spiritual law in biblical healing and reformation and how it is applicable to all human needs. Together the Bible and Science and Health are the textbooks used by branches of the Church of Christ, Scientist around the world, which affirms as one of its core tenets: “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.”

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John Quincy Adams III, CSB

My great joy is healing. Nothing compares to the moment of healing, of realizing God’s actuality, and one’s innocence as His child. Healing directly impacts families, friends, neighbors, and communities.

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Jill Gooding CSB

Christian Science has been central to my life for as long as I can remember. As a result of reading the Christian Science textbook, my mother was healed of a life-long, incurable skin disease. Before my birth, my parents were told they could not have children, but through dedicated prayer my mother found she was expecting a child and I appeared on the scene. Two years later my brother joined the family also! As a child, love for God and healing were never far from my thought and during college the practicing of Christian Science became a natural part of my life. I married my wonderful husband, and in 1977, as a young mother with two small children, I went into the public practice of Christian Science. Years of happy family life followed, interwoven with an active public healing practice. In 1985 I became a Christian Science teacher--inspiring work which I have done for the last 25 years.

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Barbara R Pettis CSB

From an early time in my life, I clearly recall the many occasions when family members expressed gratitude for the many blessings that Christian Science had brought to our lives.  Whether it was hearing about the very inspiring discovery of Christian Science by great grandparents or grandparents or the healings that these discoveries brought about, I knew that Christian Science was the Comforter that Christ Jesus had brought to mankind. In my own family, I’ve witnessed healings of broken bones, cancer, childhood illnesses, heart attacks, migraines, and other serious physical difficulties.  My growing up years were happy—not because we never had any challenges—but because we always knew that God had a solution for any problem that we might face in our daily lives.

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Jose Rodriguez Pelaez CSB

I grew up in Malaga, Spain. My desire to serve others led me to join the Society of Jesus where I was an ordained priest.

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Kari Mashos CSB

At an early age I loved reading the Bible for its inspiring accounts of healing. I found it comforting, strengthening and thought-provoking. I felt those Biblical healing experiences of relying on divine help were showing all of us that God is knowable as the always present good.

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Jose de Dios Mata CSB

I grew up in Spain. My youth was very normal, with a focus on music.

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Primary class instruction

Do you have a heartfelt desire to help yourself and others through prayer? Christian Science Primary class instruction may be right for you.

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Christian Science brochure

“What is Christian Science?” brochure

This brochure provides basic information about the theology and practice of Christian Science and the activities of The First Church of Christ, Scientist and its publications. It can be downloaded, printed, and shared with others.

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New ways to share healing articles

Updated:  April 7, 2020 Sharing or posting content from The Mother Church or The Christian Science Publishing Society in response to the coronavirus The Mother Church and The Christian Science Publishing Society are adjusting permissions policies to enable churches, societies, Reading Rooms, etc., to offer healing content directly to their communities. Until Sept.

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