War, terrorism, unrealistic societal standards, family pressures, and the recession are just a handful of seemingly unsolvable dilemmas human beings face today. With so much internal and external turmoil, many people find it half-hearted, if not a waste of time, to attempt to wish away or cope with their problems when deep down they are truly searching for lasting counsel parallel to advancing peace, happiness, and success.
The book, 21st Century Science and Health, now in its 4th edition, offers forward moving viewpoints originally penned by Mary Baker Eddy in the 19th century in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. In 2006, Cheryl Petersen took up the job to revise Science and Health, not as a correction, but as a process of discovery for the writer and reader today.
Although some readers revere the 19th century language that articulates Eddy’s ideas, it was requisite that the content be updated to accommodate today’s thinkers familiar with the facts that word meanings have changed and today’s issues are dramatically different. Over the last one hundred and fifty years, biased voting rights have been abolished, equality has evolved, the fields of science and religion have made countless new breakthroughs, and technology has recalibrated spatial and temporal orientation.
Cheryl Petersen says, “Science and Health is no longer buried in outdated terminology or in myths that have attached themselves to the book over the last century.” The 4th edition of 21st Century Science and Health references influential thinkers of the 20th and 21st century, modern Bible verses, and today’s social issues. “Science and Health is intended for seekers of truth. It doesn’t revolve around a religious organization,” says Petersen.
The 4th edition of 21st Century Science and Health also has an index directing readers to spiritual insights on topics such as guilt, eating disorders, technology, religion, parenting, genetics and other contemporary subjects. The book, 21st Century Science and Health is available for purchase online at Trafford Publishing and other major bookstores. For more information, view Healing Science Today.