Christian Science Basics

If you’re not familiar with Christian Science yet, here’s some basic information. The term “Christian Science” was introduced by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered this science and eventually founded the Christian Science church. She used the term to “…designate the scientific system of divine healing.” This healing is based on the Bible and practiced today in the same way that Christ Jesus healed physical, emotional, financial, and all other kinds of problems centuries ago. It is Christian because it is Bible-based and God-centered, and it is scientific because it is based on understanding and practicing some fundamental spiritual laws.

Eddy’s primary work is Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which contains the definitive explanation of Christian Science. You can read Science and Health online here.

Other works of hers are available from Christian Science Reading Rooms (see the Directory page) and there are daily, weekly, and monthly periodicals that provide a present-day perspective of many people practicing Christian Science today.

We recommend as a great place to get started with your general investigation into Christian Science.

Christian Science Periodicals

You can start with the periodicals home page:

Or, investigate any of these publications individually:

You can listen to Sentinel Watch and TeenConnect podcasts on our Broadcasting page.

Online Lectures

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Daily Lift

Want a quick bit of inspiration? A short thought to pick you up? Listen to the Daily Lift. You can find it on this site at, or here on

You can also call one of these numbers to hear five Daily Lifts: 214-447-9675 (214-HIS-WORK) or 817-259-1620.

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(Weekly Bible Lesson in Spanish)

Mary Baker Eddy Library

Eddy said we would find her in her writings, and that is the best place to start learning about this extraordinary author. In the preface to Science and Health, she writes this, “The time for thinkers has come” (vii).

Fittingly, “the Mary Baker Eddy Library opened in 2002, as a place for people to explore the life, ideas, and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910). She was a remarkable nineteenth-century woman who overcame adversity to write Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesa groundbreaking book on religion, health, and spirituality.” (Quoted from the library website.)

Though the physical library is in Boston, MA, you can visit online at

Be sure to check out the Seekers and Scholars podcasts while you’re there.