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Booksellers connect with a healing message

From the September 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, as well as in parts of Germany, Brazil, Russia, and a number of other countries, booksellers are introducing their customers to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. As booksellers become more familiar with the value of this book, they're finding that it's natural to recommend it as a help to those looking for healing and spiritual insight.

Many of these bookstore professionals say that people are coming to their stores searching for books that will help them find peace, stability, and greater control over their lives and health. As one bookstore staff member put it: "We get a lot of younger people who are starting to explore the topic of spirituality in their own individual way. The older group tends to be more academic and serious about their spiritual growth. One thing most of our customers have in common is that they really want to learn." These individuals are looking in the self-help, inspiration, and religion sections for practical ideas that will make a difference, and booksellers are glad to make Science and Health available to those who are searching.

When asked for their comments about Science and Health, bookstore managers and their staff were happy to respond! Many of them have been given complementary copies of the book as a standard practice in the bookselling industry, and some have required their staff members to become familiar with its contents and benefits. Others were first introduced to the book through a lecture on Science and Health held in their store. In whatever way they were introduced to the book, they are finding that it has something substantial to offer those looking for a broader perspective on health and wholeness.

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