First Church of Christ, Scientist

Reading Room


  Reading Room Hours:

  M,T,W,Th, F: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM                   

  Wed. Night: 6:45 - 7:30 PM                         

  Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM






Sharing with our community is the purpose of our Reading Room, which is located next door to our church.  Here you will find a wealth of Bible resource materials and all authorized Christian Science publications to study, purchase or borrow.


We are a public resource for anyone on his or her quest for spiritual understanding and are open to people of all faiths, backgrounds, and ways of life.


Our Reading Room is maintained by individuals who actively study and practice Christian Science and are dedicated to helping visitors discover the peace, comfort, and spiritual solutions available to all from God.



See what resources are available to everyone for Bible study. Many of them are available for purchase.

Some of our new items for purchase -

A World More Bright – an easy to read biography about

Mary Baker Eddy for older children or busy adults.


Celebration - Music from the new Hymnal

"I love to listen and sing along!"

Alabado sea Dios by Julia Wade

In Spanish with English printed words

Lullaby for a Child - with a colorful book

"a wonderful gift for anyone who believes in God"

Thoughtful collections

Step by Step: Learning to Trust God

45 true stories

For teens, about teens and many written by teens


One of a collection of Pamphlets exploring

thought provoking ideas.

"I love these pamphlets. Seriously brilliant.

Thank you for making them available!"



Stop in and find:


  •     Christian Science magazines (Sentinels and Journals)                 
  •     Bible and Bible reference books                                                      
  •     Works by Mary Baker Eddy                                                           
  •     Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons
  •     The Christian Science Monitor, an international newspaper
  •     Biographies of Mary Baker Eddy
  •     Bible stories for children
  •     Christian Music CDs
  •     Directory of resources, including church services, Sunday Schools,
             testimony meetings, college 
    organizations, as well as
             Christian Science practitioners, nurses, and teachers.
  •     Computer tools for research in our bound volumes of periodicals,
             The Bible, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and our Hymnal.




First Church of Christ, Scientist
1101 Curtiss Street · Downers Grove, IL 60515 · (630) 968-1007