James J. Rome, “Out of the Old, into the New”
9 pp, printed on quality stationery paper.
Dimensions: 7″ x 5″
In this article, first published in the September 1891 Christian Science Journal, James Rome, a former Baptist minister, explains how he left behind his orthodox theological beliefs and embraced Christian Science. Mr. Rome went on to serve the Christian Science movement as a writer for the Christian Science periodicals, as a librarian for the Mother Church Reading Rooms, and as a practitioner and teacher. During the construction of the Mother Church Extension, he was appointed to stand watch on site to provide prayerful support during the months just prior to its completion in 1906. Mr. Rome is the author of a much-loved poem included as a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal, “Give me, O Lord, an understanding heart.”