First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA

Christian Science Reading Room, Laguna Beach

Civil law establishes very unfair differences between the rights of the two sexes. Christian Science furnishes no precedent for such injustice, and civilization mitigates it in some measure. Still, it is a marvel why usage should accord woman less rights than does either Christian Science or civilization.

Mary Baker Eddy, Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures

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What is a Christian Science Reading Room?

Similar to a library or bookstore, a Reading Room offers a place to . . .



study the Bible . . .

Read or purchase the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the textbook of Christian Science.  


get inspired . . .

Read or listen to more than 100 years of first-hand accounts of healing.





engage with the world 

Behind every event are the values that drive people and nations. See how bringing them to the surface offers a deeper, clearer understanding of the news.

Read or purchase a copy of The Christian Science Monitor to prayerfully connect with our world.


    Featured products for women's history month


    Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery, 2nd Edition
    Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Trial
    Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Authority
    Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer


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    Featured multimedia




    A Christian Science perspective from The Christian Science Monitor

    "A remedy for isolation"

    If we’re feeling isolated and alone – at work, at home, or even when we’re around others – opening our heart to God is a powerful starting point for realizing greater comfort, progress, and fulfillment in our lives.

    Read more




    "Clara Barton, American Civil War nurse."


    From Longyear Museum

    "An interview with Clara Barton"

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, Longyear Museum has selected from its collection a published interview with Clara Barton, a remarkable woman in her own right, in which she speaks out about her contemporary, Mary Baker Eddy.

    Read more





    From The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    "Women of History: Bette Graham"

    Read about a woman of faith, who brought her innovation and progressive ideals to the workplace.

    Read more


    Articles relating to this week's Bible Lesson


    You are invited to stop by or visit this website each week to read articles chosen by our Reading Room staff that relate to the current week's Bible Lesson. 

    The librarians can also direct you to online resources at in support of your Bible study.



    Other publications available to read or purchase

    Call 949-494-4503 if you would like to order any of the publications listed below: 

    Christian Science Bible Lessons
    (weekly, monthly or quarterly)

    The Christian Science Sentinel (weekly)
    includes lecture notices

    The Herald of Christian Science (monthly or quarterly) in many languages

    The Christian Science Journal (monthly)
    includes a directory of churches.

    The Christian Science Monitor, available in daily, weekly, and monthly editions.  Digital and print.

    Your Daily Lift, (weekdays) a free
    2-minute podcast




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