The Christian Science Lesson/Sermon that we hear on Sundays in Christian Science churches is available to be read and studied prior. When I started in Christian Science, the way to do that was with metal markers in the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, along with easily erasable chalk delineating the citations.
Early on I was printing out citations on the computer and sharing them with friends as a more portable way to get this study, and eventually the Christian Science Publishing Society took this process over, selling a “full-text” quarterly. Now there are My Bible Lesson versions, which are annotated, illustrated, and fun, as well as, of course, new e-reader versions, and audio versions.
It has been many years since I have marked my books with the weekly lesson for my own study. The other delivery methods are so efficient. But I have just resumed marking my books the old fashioned way, and I have to say I am loving it! I like the feel, the ambiance, and the nostalgia of it.
But more than that, I like seeing the surrounding context, and have found that worth the extra time this method takes. Slowing down enough to prioritize marking books on Sunday for the up coming week adds a glow of commitment and respect to the process, not found in expedited versions. And this is ironic for me to say, seeing as I was one force pushing the quick, streamlined methods all those years ago!
Anyway, if you are new to the Christian Science Bible Lesson, give it a try in any version. But if you are a veteran of the lesson and appreciate the benefits of its study, try marking your books again and celebrate with me the renewed joy of it!