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.
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,