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The Sterling Edition of our Pastor

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The Sterling Edition: shipping from the warehouse this week

The Office of the Publisher’s Agent, Mary Baker Eddy’s Writings, is delighted—more than that, thrilled—to announce the publication of a new size and series of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. The purpose of this “Sterling Edition” is to make it as easy as possible to read, study, and mark these healing books. Books are available in paperback, hardcover, and navy blue leather bindings. Slightly larger in size than the popular Newtype Edition, originally published in the 1950s, the page size of the Sterling Edition is 6" by 9".

All but the leather Bibles are currently shipping to Reading Rooms and homes. Leather Bibles will ship later this week.

Window of the Open Book

The cover artwork on the paperback and hardcover books is taken directly from a window in


 the Original Edifice of The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The “Window of the Open Book” is a large rose window featuring an open Science and Health in its center, and was a gift from the then-Directors of The Mother Church. The window's theme is “The New Jerusalem” (see Science and Healthpp. 574-575).

Joseph Armstrong noted in his book, Building of The Mother Church, “The rounded central light was the proper place for an open Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. This suggested the name ‘Window of the Open Book,’ signifying that the radiance from this new revelation shows the meaning of all the Bible promises and prophecies, as symbolized by the figures surrounding the center” (p. 46).

A new typesetting

Recent technological and printing improvements allowed us to print from a digital file for the first time. With this step of progress, we made improvements to the presentation of each text.

To see samples of the interior layouts and to watch a short video describing the books, visit

We hope this Sterling edition inspires you anew to open these precious books and read them with joy!

Order now through your local Reading Room or on the CSPS Online Shop.

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