Everyone is welcome to visit our Reading Room which is located on the east side of the church building at 801 Grand Avenue (View Map). We are open Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first three Saturdays every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our phone number is 515-255-6144.
A Christian Science Reading Room is a resource for the whole community.
The Reading Room is a place to find out about the healing work demonstrated by Christ Jesus and explained by Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
We invite all to come to the Reading Room to learn and study Christian Science and Jesus’ message. The King James version of the Bible containing His teachings and healing message are here. Read about Mary Baker Eddy and her discovery of Christian Science.
In the Reading Room you will find Bible study reference books, biographies of Mary Baker Eddy, periodicals which explain the healing practice of Christian Science, weekly Bible lessons, music CDs, magazines and a lot more. The Christian Science Monitor, a nationally acclaimed newspaper, which has provided readers, since 1908, with a spiritual perspective of the news of the world is also available.
We also have computer software available to search the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy for references on any subject. You can also do computer searches for the titles of helpful articles which are in our Bound Volumes of Christian Science periodicals covering over 100 years.
Please visit our Publications Page to explore a variety of on-line resources for spiritual study and for information about Christian Science.