Study Guides

Try a bit of mental feedback, to yourself, when reading 21st Century Science and Health.

Chapter: Prayer
Why doesn’t divine Mind need persuading?
How can human rules follow God’s rules?
Answer all questions in the chapter Prayer, from your own personal position.
Give examples of mechanical prayers and rituals.
Think of a time when you were conscious of immeasurable Life and intelligence.
What is the latest temporal/mortal/finite belief you sacrificed?

Chapter: Reconciliation & Communion
Give examples, occurring today in current events, showing how humanity is reconciling to God.
Give current examples showing how humans mock Christ and love.
What does the resurrection mean to you?
When have you, or someone you know, received the Holy Spirit?
What do you think was Jesus’ reputation, at his time?

Chapter: Marriage & Relationships
How does Christ prioritize relationships over careers?
Although parents and children pass through the same human stages, as for our divinity, what ancestry ties us to immediate intelligence?
What is our higher nature?
Think of partners you know who overcame adversity with spiritual truths?

Chapter: Investigating Psychics
What are some “misinterpretations of reality” that you’ve carried in your past imagination?
Why can’t human energy transmit truth energy?
How do we know people who have died?
Why does it help to know how to read human minds
How do we detect tangible divine Spirit?

Chapter: Power of Suggestion: Crowd Thinking
What types of crowd thinking does God save us from?
What type of Mind does divine Science shed light on?
Can human mind ever be separated from human bodies?
How is spiritual justice different from human justice?
Why can’t we ultimately live out a mortal life?

Chapter: Science, Theology, and Mind
Can you remember a time when you started following “new lines of thought” after a discovery? After an experience?
What replaces/removes evil?
How is the “yeast of Truth” evident in the world today?
On one side of a piece of paper, list traits of “unscientific religion.” On the other side of the paper, list traits of “scientific religion.” Think about how the traits on one side can’t be divided. Now, think about how the traits on back and front can never can go together.
What do orthodox science and religion have in common with orthodox medicine?

Chapter:  Physiology & Genetics
Jesus illustrated the divine Principle and power of spiritual Mind by healing sickness and sin. List other Bible figures who illustrated the power of Mind by healing arrogance, injustice, idolatry, and materialism.
Why is space not an obstacle to immortal Mind?
How do we replace errors of physiology and genetics with Truth?
How do we replace errors of prayerful human practitioners with Truth?

Chapter: Footsteps of Truth
What type of distractions distract us from glimpsing God?
How do “Soul senses” glimpse God?
What spiritual fact are you reluctant to admit?
Why is spirituality attractive in individuals? Why is spirituality attractive in politics? Religion?
What is unattractive in individuals, politics, and religion?

Chapter: Creation
Why is human life a incomplete concept?
Why are birth and death o part of life divine?
Think of a time when you accepted that which promoted your spiritual growth?
Have you ever believed you were saintly, but realized later that the behavior wasn’t saintly?

Chapter: Science of Being
How have you been looking for something higher than the systems of our times?
What is the most powerful lesson about God that you learned from nature?
Answer all questions for yourself in this chapter.

Chapter: Some Misinformation Corrected
What are a few “unfounded attacks” on scientific Mind-healing in today’s news?
Recall a time when truth was rejected and then received by you or within your life situation.
How do we best treat complimentary alternative medicines?
Can you think of superstitions that lurk around us?
Do you treat critics differently than friends?

Chapter: Christian Science Practice
Do you use prayer to “conserve matter” or to maintain human lifestyles?
How do we honestly recognize spiritual benefits?
List a few true facts of harmonious being, that effectively heal while treating with mental arguments.
What are some philanthropic activities occurring today that reflect divine law?
List motives that point to God, rather than human ego.

Chapter: Teaching Christian Science
Why can we be confident that God leads us to use appropriately the health-treatments available to us?
Find a few Bible stories that show how Truth and Love disabled fear and silenced human will.
What types of mental malpractice try to hide behind love? What types of mental malpractice hide behind soul?
How do human convictions interfere with divine guidance?

Chapter: Review
When do we perceive would reflected by the body?
How did Jesus face and defeat religious tyranny?
Can sleep be governed by God?
Find signs in today’s world events of how Truth is acting on human belief.

Chapter: Genesis
What is the difference between how Spirit names and blesses us versus how human beings name and bless?
Why did Mary Baker Eddy give the Bible authority on health and life, rather than on other literature or professional writings?

Chapter: Revelation
What 21st century leading thinkers allude agreeably to Eddy’s interpretation of the Revelater’s ability to achieve a new heaven and new earth before death?
Select another Book in the Bible and write down your spiritual interpretation for a few chapters.

Chapter:  Glossary
What other words would be helpful to include in the Glossary of 21st Century Science and Health?



Questions for individual or group study of 21st Century Science and Health

Chapter: Prayer
How can we love unselfishly yet love our self?
How can we pray while cooking dinner or commuting or running errands?
What is an “illusory mindset”?
How do we tell the difference between constructive criticism and destructive criticism?
What is a mechanical prayer?
What replaces depression?
Does the Lord’s Prayer have special meaning to you?
Chapter: Atonement and Communion
What does it mean to “sympathize with mortality”?
How far do “doctrines and faith” take us on our spiritual journey?
Did Jesus die for our sins or die to show us how to overcome sin?
What is the difference between animal courage and moral courage?
Define, in your own words, “divine victory.”
Was it peer pressure that, “Pilate was numb in the presence of his own momentous question, ‘What is truth?’”
What “appetites and fixations” do we need to guard ourselves against?
Chapter: Marriage
What is the difference between compassion and infatuation?
What meets the demands of our affections and brings true satisfaction to a relationship?
List some considerate words that will promote the well-being and happiness of a marriage.
How does mutual freedom correspond to mutual compromises?
Chaos can sometimes feel normal, so how is the chaos corrected?
What do we want our children to inherit?
What is a powerful promise, or wedding vow?
Chapter: Investigating Psychics and Spiritualism
What lessons can we learn from psychics, dreams, and spiritualism?
Are we okay today, taking a step at a time, even if we don’t fully understand Spirit?
Would we rather communicate with others as if we are divided body energies, or as one in divine Mind?
How does Spirit communicate if not through quantum physics, energy vibrations, or magnetics?
What is the difference between blind belief and spiritual understanding?
What did Christ Jesus have that was better than psychics, clairvoyance, or ESP?
Where does “destructive energy” come from?
Chapter: Power of suggestion; Crowd Thinking
How long did it take for collective humanity to more fully realize the power of suggestion?
How do we tell the difference between “outside influence” and “inner influence”?
What role does psychology play in our understanding of divine Mind?
How can we quiet the “noise” of human mortal mind, or entrenched hypnotism?
What “mental attitudes” heal the sick?
Is it a body, or a human mind, that commits a crime?
How do we make sure we reflect divine Mind rather than try to manipulate human mind?
How does “mental malpractice” work against proper self-government?
Chapter: Science, Theology, Medicine
What evidence does the science of Spirit offer?
Define the human mind.
List a few “mental causes” that could be behind current events in the world today?
How does physical science sometimes illustrate spiritual Science?
How is the theology of divine Science (Christian Science) different from the dogma of churches?
Can “Christ’s mission” be different from a churches mission?
Why can an atheist or person who opposes God be healed by divine Science?
How can we make sure “will-power” doesn’t interfere with our practice of divine Science?
How can we protect ourselves from contagion?
Chapter: Physiology and Genetics
If genes are not our destiny, what is?
If DNA or the human mind doesn’t give us identity, what does?
How can divine Science help us avoid medical errors?
What can we have if we don’t have the “trendy diseases”?
What character trait or mindset can we look for in a doctor or physician?
What dies when our body no longer has a human mind?
How can we experience an “immortal birth” each day?
Chapter: Footsteps of Truth
What do we want to “shift our attention to”?
What is “unreal” in divine Science?
List a few “attributes of Soul.”
What types of mentalities are fatiguing?
How can we let divine Mind control us instead of food or the stomach?
How can we abolish terrifying thoughts?
List some responsibilities that teachers, doctors, church leaders, and parents share.
Instead of recording births, deaths, and problems, what can we record?
Chapter: Creation
Develop the character of our Father-Mother God.
List a time when your ideal actually changed to something better.
How do we dedicate our self to truth without becoming aloof or weird?
How do we feel “self-completeness”?
How can we advance away from pain?
Recall an experience or enlightened thought that is a sign of spiritual Creation.
Chapter: Science of Being
How does spiritual knowledge help reduce confusion?
What does “detect Spirit”?
How do we recognize superstition and advance past it?
Like Jacob wrestling with error before an angel came, what mental errors do you wrestle with?
Describe the “narrow way” not as a human way, but as a mental way.
In order for evil to be obsolete, something must place it, what replaces evil?
How do we “stand in awe before God”?
Chapter: Some Misconceptions Debunked
How do we distinguish between God’s idea as the ideal person and an imperfect human person?
List a few misconceptions that need to be unlearned.
What are some “mortal convictions” that hide the spiritual meaning of life?
What is the difference between human theories and divine theories?
How do our choices affect our work and healing?
Chapter: Christian Science Practice
How can we heal others no matter what their status, ethnicity, or creed?
How does fear disguise itself so it doesn’t look like fear?
List some current “mass suggestions” that we can resist.
If “disease is powerless,” what is powerful?
How do we stand up for our rights while not hurting others?
What kind of thought process did Christ Jesus employ?
Why is it natural to heal others when we are controlled by divine Mind?
Chapter: Teaching Christian Science
How does Science and Health serve as a teacher of Christian Science?
Why are we afraid “to expose thinking that opposes Life, Truth, and Love?
Why is it important to learn the letter plus the spirit of Christian Science?
How do we “know our own self” honestly?
What is mental quackery?
How do we make sure to avoid the pitfall of becoming, or hanging around, an “irksome trouble maker”?
Because human teachers can err, how can we trust what we learn about Christian Science?
Chapter: Review
List a few predominate “false gods” in the world today?
What “facts of Science” are difficult to admit?
How can we keep ourselves safe from “religious tyranny”?
How does God see us as a person?
What is the difference between spiritual sight and physical sight?
How do we detect and dismiss a “wrong sense of God”?
How can we “adapt to Soul” instead of adapt to mass consciousness?
Chapter: Genesis
How can we more consistently view the ever-appearing divine nature?
Although geology fails to explain an origin or an end, what can it teach us?
Why didn’t Adam ever wake from his dream?
How can we reduce shame?
Is God’s creation full of flaws?
What is the best standard to have before our minds?
Why does metaphysics ultimately supersede physics?
Chapter: Revelation
How do we become receptive to God’s healing angels?
Is the Christ attitude accessible to everyone?
List a few subtle dragons (lies) that are popular today.
What are the “tactics” of divine Mind for helping and healing?
Describe the reality we are aiming to be fully conscious of?
How is the consciousness of Love different from the consciousness of a human being?
Chapter: Glossary
How did God equip us not to be afraid of an “adversary”?
How can death be an illusion?
What do spiritual ears and eyes hear and see?
What distinguishes the divine Ego from the human ego?


4 thoughts on “Study Guides

  1. Rob Nuttall May 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Excellent Divine Science queries! Also, they remind me of the Quaker tradition of queries. Sometimes questions are better than so-called “answers” – and can be much more productive as a work/focus/watch/meditation/prayer.

  2. Holly May 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Thank you very much Cheryl! I’m looking forward to the Bible Lesson.

  3. Dr. Karan R Gregg Aggarwala June 27, 2019 at 1:00 am Reply

    Thanks for walking us toward enlightened reasoning–

    • Cheryl Petersen June 27, 2019 at 6:11 am Reply

      Thanks for joining. I appreciate your thoughts. We help one another.

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