The Ark is simple to access and easy to use. Immerse yourself in one of the most comprehensive electronic collections of Christian Science publications available today, preserved for your enjoyment and benefit for many years to come. Click on the screenshots below to enlarge each image, and see for yourself what The Ark has to offer. If you have a high-speed internet connection, please also visit the Videos page to see The Ark's features in action.
Start immediately by using the Search the Collection field located on the upper-right corner of the Home Page. You can also access some of The Ark's additional features, including the Concordance Excerpts, Historical Bible Lessons and Interactive Timeline, from the Navigation Bar located on the left side of the page. If you don't know where to begin, try the 100 Years Ago Today feature of The Ark. It displays the Journal and Sentinel issues current one hundred years ago.
Use The Ark's powerful search engine to navigate, print and share items from the King James Version Bible and public domain Christian Science publications. The easy-to-use format will clearly display the items found and the number of results in each item, along with textual snippets to preview. Sort your results or narrow your search by title, section, periodical date or author using the Navigation Bar on the left side of the page.
My Projects Reference Manager
Cite, store, and organize references in an easy-to-use citation manager. My Projects entries are linked directly to the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's Works. Use them to view each entry in context offset from the rest of the text with blue chalk! Create multiple projects to store your research and add editable notes to supplement your citations. You can even add text from the Journals and Sentinels; My Projects notes the volume and page number so you can easily return to the source.
Cross-reference and reveal connections between the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's Works. Spot scriptural quotations easily and travel from book to referenced book without losing your original place. Book icons in the page margins help you quickly identify a referenced passage. You can even view references in context before traveling to the actual document.
Dictionaries and Lexicons
Double-click any word in the Collection to view definitions from the Glossary in Science and Health, 1828 Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, and 1913 Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. Double-click words in the Bible to discover Strong's Hebrew and Greek definitions as well as expanded word meaning and usage with Gesenius' Hebrew and Thayer's Greek lexicons.
Use the Advanced Search capability of The Ark to specify multiple search criteria at one time. Quickly filter material to narrow your search results and find exactly what you are looking for. In this example, all mentions of "John the Baptist" in articles, Mary Baker Eddy's Writings, the New Testament, and Bible Lessons will be returned.
Historical Bible Lessons
Enter The Ark to view historical Christian Science Bible Lessons from 1904-1922. These lessons are now part of the keyword-searchable Collection. They can also be searched by date or subject and printed for your reference. On the Historical Bible Lessons page, two formats are provided for your ease of use: complete publications of The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons and individual Bible Lessons for a specified week or subject.
Study The Ark's collection in a historical context using the Interactive Timeline feature. Gain new insight on the significance of published works in The Ark's Collection by viewing key events for the Church and Mary Baker Eddy side-by-side with the publications. Select the timeline(s) you would like to display and examine an event in time by placing your cursor over the marker on the timeline. Go directly to a document, or delve further into your research using links to search the Collection for key events. The Timeline even allows you to save favorite events for later reference!
View scanned and linked page excerpts regarding Mary Baker Eddy from A Complete Concordance to The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy, compiled by Albert F. Conant. The over 5,500 entries for Mrs. Eddy are unique because all pronouns, titles, and related words such as "messenger" or "author" were carefully compiled. This is not the case for any other word in the Concordance. In addition, related word search links are included for Christ and Jesus.