"He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever."
—Christ Jesus, John 14:16

Welcome!  Introducing the Classic Edition book set, a beautiful leather-bound Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.  Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science, wrote Science and Health based on divine inspiration.  The book’s traditional formatting, as Mrs. Eddy left it, is faithfully reproduced for this set.

Holy Bible

The beautiful King James Version Bible included in the Classic Edition book set was produced by Cambridge University Press.  The text-only setting includes pronunciation marks and has historically been paired with Science and Health for many years.  The Bible is thumb-indexed to make finding individual books quick and easy.

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Science and Health
with Key to the Scriptures

by MARY BAKER EDDY

The text for the Science and Health included in the Classic Edition book set is an exact, page-for-page, facsimile reproduction of a hardcover 1912 version and has been faithfully preserved.

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The leather books arrived. They are beautiful. The leather is very fine.... I could hardly stand to put chalk on the pages. I do not remember any new set of books having such a beautiful soft and smooth touch to the paper, yet it is strong. Read More

—B.A., United States

 

Christian Science Pastor

Christian Science

The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, located in Boston, Massachusetts was founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy “to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing” (Man, p. 17). The Tenets of The Mother Church offer “a brief exposition of the important points . . . of Christian Science” (S&H, p. 496).

Pastor Ordained

The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures together form the Christian Science Pastor as ordained by Mary Baker Eddy in Article XIV of the Church Manual:

THE WORD OF GOD is a powerful preacher, and it is not too spiritual to be practical, nor too transcendental to be heard and understood.

—Mary Baker Eddy, '01 11:19-21

 

Holy Bible

King James Version

Our Thoughts of the Bible

“Our thoughts of the Bible utter our lives” (‘02, p. 4). Mary Baker Eddy expressed this powerful statement in her 1902 Message to The Mother Church. In The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, Mrs. Eddy also wrote, “Christian Scientists are fishers of men. The Bible is our sea-beaten rock. It guides the fishermen. It stands the storm. It engages the attention and enriches the being of all men” (My, p. 295).

Cambridge University Press

The beautiful King James Version Bible included in the Classic Edition book set was produced by Cambridge University Press. The text-only setting includes pronunciation marks and has historically been paired with Science and Health for many years. The Bible is thumb-indexed to make finding individual books quick and easy.

Cambridge has been continuously printing the KJV Bible for more than four centuries. The KJV Bible was originally published in 1611 and is the version Mary Baker Eddy quotes in Science and Health over 700 times.

EVERY WORD OF GOD is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Proverbs 30:5



IT WAS NOT MYSELF, but the divine power of Truth and Love, infinitely above me, which dictated “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.”

—Mary Baker Eddy,
   My 114:23-25



 

Science Health

With Key to the Scriptures

by MARY BAKER EDDY

The text for the Science and Health included in the Classic Edition book set is an exact, page-for-page, facsimile reproduction of a hardcover 1912 version and has been faithfully preserved. The 1912 version was chosen because it does not include the frontispiece per Mrs. Eddy’s instruction and also reflects several updates to “Fruitage.”

A Book is Like a Friend

According to William Dana Orcutt, Mrs. Eddy’s printer for over 50 years, when Mrs. Eddy was asked about changing Science and Health’s typography and layout in order to keep up with the current fashion of bookmaking, she replied:

“A book is like a friend,” Mrs. Eddy said definitely. “We become familiar with a friend’s face, and keep the well-known features fixed in our mind. I think readers of Science and Health would be a little shocked to see the pages with which they are so familiar appear now in a different form” (Mary Baker Eddy and Her Books, Orcutt, p. 99).

Source of text
for Science and Health

The pages of an original 1912 Science and Health edition were digitally scanned and carefully restored. No modifications to the text were made to provide a historically true representation of the 1912 publication.

Cross and Crown

The Cross and Crown seal does not appear on Science and Health’s front cover as it is a registered trademark of The Christian Science Board of Directors and cannot be used. Promised Comforter Press cherishes Mrs. Eddy’s church and would love to see the Cross and Crown added and have these beautiful books distributed by The Christian Science Publishing Society through Reading Rooms.

 

Craftsmanship

The utmost care and devotion was given to every level of production for the Classic Edition book set. Printed on the highest quality paper, bound in fine grain leather, and beautifully gilded, each book is a unique work of art produced by master craftsmen.


Every book block is comprised of carefully sewn signatures to enable the book to lie flat when opened. Expert thumb indexing and the inclusion of satin ribbon markers help you find your place and keep it easily. With normal use, these books should provide years of wonderful service.

YOUR DUAL AND IMPERSONAL PASTOR, the Bible, and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” is with you; and the Life these give, the Truth they illustrate, the Love they demonstrate, is the great Shepherd that feedeth my flock, and leadeth them “beside the still waters.”

—Mary Baker Eddy, Mis 322:10-15

 

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