The Bible is the basis of Mary Baker Eddy’s teachings. About it she wrote, “The Bible has been my only authority” and “my only textbook,” “the chart of life" and that which “contains the recipe for all healing,” (Science and Health, pp. 126, 110, 24, 406). Christian Scientists of all ages study the Bible and work to apply the lessons learned from Scripture in their daily lives. The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy comprise the pastor of the denomination and are central to Sunday School and adherents' ongoing study. more about the Bible
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is Mary Baker Eddy’s primary work and the definitive textbook on Christian Science. It explains the scientific laws behind the teachings and healings of Christ Jesus. From the first chapter, “Prayer,” to her exegeses of Genesis and Revelation, the author invites readers to deeply consider the allness of God, the perfection of man as God's spiritual creation, and how an understanding of these facts brings healing—just as it did in biblical times. For over 135 years, readers have testified that reading and studying this book has given them a spiritual sense of the Bible and their permanent relationship to God, and has also resulted in physical healing and spiritual uplift. more about Science and Health
Christian Scientists regularly study Bible Lessons, published in the Christian Science Quarterly, which consist of correlated passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the basic texts for the study of Christian Science. Every day, Christian Scientists apply what they learn from their study in healing disease, injury, and all kinds of other problems, plus praying for the world. At the end of the week the Bible Lesson is used as the sermon in Sunday church services. There is a new Bible Lesson each week. more
The pastor of the Church of Christ, Scientist, is two books: The Bible and Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. For church services and meetings in Christian Science branch churches throughout the world, democratically elected lay members of the congregation read aloud from the pastor. The sermon they read on Sundays is the Bible Lesson, as described above. On Wednesdays, they read an original compilation of texts from the Bible and Science and Health on a particular topic.
Other writings by Mary Baker Eddy
In addition to her work as a healer, teacher, and lecturer, Mary Baker Eddy was a copious writer, publishing more than a dozen books in her lifetime. Her seminal work is Science and Health, first published in 1875, which has healed thousands around the world. learn more about her other writings