“The Christian Science Monitor”: Its History, Mission, and People
Collins, Keith S. “The Christian Science Monitor”: Its History, Mission, and People. USA: Nebbadoon Press, 2012.
Collins, a Christian Scientist who acknowledges his hope for the future success of The Christian Science Monitor, presents an account of The Christian Science Monitor’s history including its weaknesses and unique strengths. Born out of Mary Baker Eddy’s bitter personal experience with muckraking journalism early in the 20th century, The Christian Science Monitor was established as part of her Church’s mission for the healing of the world. Although the paper has struggled with a tendency toward naiveté, pedantry, and predictability, it also has maintained a reputation as a trustworthy news source and won seven Pulitzers and many awards for excellence. Collins brings his readers through the twists and turns of The Christian Science Monitor’s relationship with the world’s needs and the spiritual demands of The Christian Science Monitor’s mission, including its successes and two near collapses. His narrative includes an intimate perspective on the thinking of the most significant editors and journalists who have shaped its journey, including its foray into the world of electronic journalism. This book is an exploration of why The Christian Science Monitor is unique and sometimes frustrating, and why it sees itself as a needed gift for humanity.
ISBN-13 (Softcover): 9781891331268