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The groundbreaking ideas of Christian Science are based on Christ Jesus’ works and teachings, and show that Christian healing is relevant, vibrant, and transforming thought today.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, started three magazines in response to an age that continues to reach out for spiritual answers that heal and satisfy. Over the past 130 years, tens of thousands of articles and accounts of healing have been published, putting on record the evidence of Christian healing as practiced in Christian Science.

The Christian Science Journal, a monthly magazine, was founded in 1883 with the mission to “put on record the divine Science of Truth.” In Mary Baker Eddy’s words, the “Journal is designed to bring health and happiness to all households wherein it is permitted to enter, and to confer increased power to be good and to do good.”

In 1898, the weekly Christian Science Sentinel was founded with the mission to "hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love." Today, the Sentinel watches over current issues and trends, showing how the healing power of Truth, Life, and Love activates, uplifts, and transforms people’s lives.

The Herald of Christian Science is a monthly magazine dedicated to proclaiming “the universal activity and availability of Truth” and sharing Christian Science with the world. This magazine carries the proof that there are no cultural, language, or geographic barriers to the healing practice of Christian Science. Originally published in German in 1903, The Herald of Christian Science is now available in many other languages as well, including French, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

Our writers

Our readers are our writers

Our writers are our readers; most are not professional writers. They come from all walks of life, all nationalities, all ages and stages of experience in knowing and practicing Christian Science.

What they have in common is a spiritual curiosity to understand the depth and breadth of God’s love and to follow Christ’s commands to love God and one another.

Our website

JSH-Online launched in 2012 and serves as a portal for the Journal, Sentinel, and Herald—connecting our readers to a wealth of inspiration and healing ideas.

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With JSH-Online you can explore recent issues, listen to audio programs, access content written by and for teens, and search our extensive archive. For more information about the features available to subscribers, check out our full site tour page.

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