Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bound Treasures

Should one not find his appetite for a deeper understanding of Christian Science fully sated by studying the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, he can find much to enrich his study in an almost limitless trove of articles and editorials in the bound volumes of the periodicals. These should still be available in any Christian Science Reading Room.

Though some of these articles and editorials are well over a century old, many, if not most, still retain their inspiration and relevancy for the present student of Christian Science. Even those articles and editorials on current topics, such as WWI and WWII, may contain helpful truths which can add to one's spiritual awareness and growth.

To be unacquainted with writers such as Samuel Greenwood, Dr. John Tutt, Violet Ker Seymer, Paul Stark Seeley, L. Ivimy Gwalter, Milton Simon, or Geoffrey Barratt, to name but a very few, is to be denied a valuable experience in the metaphysics of Christian Science. There are, of course, dozens of other fine contributors, and quiet hours spent mining the bound volumes can yield much spiritual wealth.

There should be a computer index available in the Reading Room which enables one to search for and print out a listing of all an author's contributions with volume and page number.

These past writings present an opportunity for the true seeker for Truth which shouldn't be overlooked.

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