First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA

Christian Science Reading Room, Laguna Beach

Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.

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

Everyone is welcome!



Downtown Laguna Beach
284 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Mon - Sat  9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. 
Closed Sundays & holidays. 


949-494-4503  |


What is a Christian Science Reading Room?



  • Bibles in various translations
  • The textbook of Christian Science & other writings by Mary Baker Eddy
  • Bible reference books
  • Bible lesson guides
  • ​​​​​​Hymnals & music
  • Books for children
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  • Do Bible research in a peaceful, uplifting atmosphere.
  • Read or listen to more than 100 years of first-hand accounts of healing.  
  • View online resources at in support of your Bible study.




    Featured products: Tools for study and reference



    This easy-to-use reference guide lists the words, titles/headings, and scriptural quotations in all of Mary Baker Eddy's books. It supports the study of Christian Science, and readers of Mary Baker Eddy’s works have found it a complementary resource to the digital, online Concord study program.

    Paperback $45


    This concordance supports the in-depth study of the words in the King James Version of the Bible. Search out the original meaning of key words with comprehensive Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek dictionaries.

    Hardcover $19.97


    This companion book to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance includes Strong’s Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic dictionaries. It also includes content from additional word studies to expand Biblical definitions. 

    Hardcover $29.99


    This useful reference provides easy-to-read phonetic pronunciations of biblical names and locations. A great resource to learn how to pronounce difficult terms from the Bible. 

    Paperback $14.95


    This Bible features extensive annotations providing historical and cultural context. It includes maps, a glossary, an abbreviated concordance, timelines, and various essays.

    Hardcover $42


    This third edition offers valuable and accessible scholarship on biblical archaeology, culture, history, concepts, and interpretations, describing the people, events, and ideas of biblical times. The dictionary includes more than 4,000 entries from over 200 experts, and features outlines and summaries of each book, a pronunciation guide, maps, diagrams, tables, and over 500 photos and drawings.

    Hardcover $47.99

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    Featured multimedia



    The Monitor's View

    "A rising global norm against bribery"

    Amid world pacts against corruption, one practice stands out: companies adopting an international standard to build a culture of integrity.

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    From the Mary Baker Library - Women of History

    "Women of History: Marietta Webb"

    Marietta Thomas Webb (1864–1951), was one of the first African Americans listed in The Christian Science Journal as a practitioner of healing through prayer.

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    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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