First Church of Christ, Scientist   -  1119 N. Main Street Rochester, MI 48307  -  248.652.3155  

Christian Science Reading Room
412 Main Street (in the Main Street Plaza)
Rochester, Michigan  48307

Come and see . . .

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A library, a book store . . .  a peaceful place to pray

Monday - Saturday   11:30am to 3:30pm                

Acquaint now thyself with Him,
and be at peace: thereby good   
shall come unto thee.  

       - Job
Located in downtown Rochester, our Reading Room is available to the whole community. Come and explore!  Find a refuge from the pressures of daily life, borrow a CD of hymns, or buy a children's book.
A quiet room is provided for prayer and study where visitors find rest, comfort, and healing. Read The Christian Science Monitor to keep up with international news.  Take time to read the Bible and the Christian Science textbook which is available as key to the Scriptures.  We provide a wide selection of Bible dictionaries, concordances, and commentaries for in depth Bible study.
The free Lending Library includes books and inspirational stories and music on CD.  The sales room is a great place to find just the right gift.    
Publications   Periodicals published by The Christian Science Publishing Society are available to read or purchase.  There is a box available 24/7 outside the Reading Room to purchase copies of The Christian Science Monitor, an international daily newspaper.

Publications are available

at our Reading Room

or Call 877.695.3776

Online publications and activities


Writings by Mary Baker Eddy

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Manual of The Mother Church
Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896
Retrospection and Introspection
Unity of Good
Pulpit and Press
Rudimental Divine Science
No and Yes
Christian Science versus Pantheism
Message to The Mother Church for 1900
Message to The Mother Church for 1901
Message to The Mother Church for 1902
Christian Healing
The People’s Idea of God — Its Effect on Health and Christianity
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany
Christ and Christmas

These books are available at our Reading Room  
or you can buy on-line

​​​​​​​​​​​Publications include

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures   This is the Christian Science denominational textbook, written by its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy.  This book teaches the complete system and Science of Mind-healing based on the theology taught and practiced by Christ Jesus.  The last 100 pages are testimonials of healing. 

Science and Health is available in English Braille and 17 languages including Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish. 

The Christian Science Journal    Published monthly, it is intended to put on record the divine Science of God, Truth.  It contains a worldwide directory of Christian Science churches, Reading Rooms, college and university organizations, practitioners, teachers, nurses, and Committees on Publication serving the public. 

The Christian Science Monitor    An international newspaper, recognized for its superior, honest  journalism. 
It has won hundreds of awards for journalism excellence including seven Pulitzer Prizes.  Its focus is to injure no one but to bless all mankind. Options at  include:  

     Weekly edition of The Christian Science Monitor
  is the
     news weekly that confidently confronts today's complex
     and changing world.

     The Christian Science Monitor Daily  will provide abridged

     Monitor news electronically five days a week by 5:00 a.m.
     EST each morning. Its short format is easy to read and
     print out, and is available for only $11 a month. 

     Monitor E-mail Services   Sign up for free newsletters and

     get more of The Christian Science Monitor. Choose one
     or all including the Weekender, Politics, Commentary,
     Science, Books, or inspirational Christian Science articles.

The Christian Science Quarterly   Provides weekly Bible Lessons for daily study and the Sunday sermon at Christian Science churches throughout the world.  To see what Bible Lessons are like, read a sample from this week's Lesson

The Christian Science Sentinel   Published weekly, the Sentinel is designed to hold guard over Life, Truth, and Love.  Articles and firsthand accounts of how God's love helps and heals.  

The Herald of Christian Science   Available in 14 languages and 17 informal translations (including Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Farsi, and Shona), the Herald is purposed to proclaim the universal availability and activity of Truth; published monthly.

Daily Lifts    Daily Lift podcasts are short takes on inspiring ideas to enrich your day and share with friends.  Subscribe and get the Daily Lift deliveredto your inbox five mornings a week.