If you have any interest in the history of The Christian Science Monitor, you might want to read a book recently published on the paper titled, “The Christian Science Monitor: Its History, Mission, and People,” by Keith S. Collins.
I feel much better informed about the paper’s history after reading the book, learning about the trials and tribulations it has faced over the decades, and why it continues to succeed.
Collins looks at the history of the paper mostly through the effect each editor had on the paper’s success. He starts with Eddy’s inception of the paper and her desire, “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind,” and then works his way through what he views each editor contributed, including analysis of how surrounding events in the church impacted the paper’s ability to function. He records a couple of near demises for the paper with colorful detail, celebrates periods of flourishing success, and caps it all off with an exposition on the unique contribution a Monitor journalist makes to world thought when looking at the news through the eyes of a spiritually-inspired perspective.
You can order the book at Nebbadoon Press: