Chrystal’s Story – Going Crazy At Branch Church

This is part of an on-going series, for all posts in this series see the tag Chrystal’s Story. A note from Chrystal: I was born a fourth-generation Christian Scientist, and finally left the religion when I was in my 40s. In this blog series, I will do my best to share with you my 40+ year journey. I have done my […]

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The Life of Mary Baker G. Eddy and the History of Christian Science

The Life of Mary Baker G. Eddy and the History of Christian Science, Willa Cather Buy from Amazon (affiliate link)   This book is a compilation of a series of articles that appeared in McClure’s magazine between January, 1907 through June, 1908 with Georgine Milmine listed as the sole author. It is now known that author Willa Cather had extensive involvement in […]

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Christian Science (Twain)

Christian Science, Mark Twain Read for free online Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) From Mark Twain’s book Christian Science, 1907 edition, pp. 208-209 [Mary Baker Eddy is] grasping, sordid, penurious, famishing for everything she sees—money, power, glory—vain, untruthful, jealous, despotic, arrogant, insolent, pitiless where thinkers and hypnotists are concerned, illiterate, shallow, incapable of reasoning outside of commercial lines, immeasurably selfish— [But] to […]

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Mary Baker Eddy (Gill)

Mary Baker Eddy, Gillian Gill. Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) The criticism of this book is that it pulls punches, and, some readers find it dry. Personally, however, I found this biography to be riveting and of an extremely high quality. Its gentler approach allowed me to form my own suspicions instead of reacting against criticism of Mary Baker Eddy that I wasn’t […]

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Mrs. Eddy: The Biography of a Virginal Mind

Mrs. Eddy: The Biography of a Virginal Mind, Edwin Franden Dakin Buy from Amazon (affiliate link)   I just finished reading the Dakin book, which I highly recommend. I learned that one of the big things in the early Christian Science movement was the ability to ‘demonstrate supply.’ The New York church had a special borrowing room so that people who had […]

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The Healing Revelations of Mary Baker Eddy: The Rise and Fall of Christian Science

The Healing Revelations of Mary Baker Eddy: The Rise and Fall of Christian Science, Martin Gardner   Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) In this light-hearted book, you will learn things that you never knew about the history of the Christian Science church (such as the memorial pyramid that used to mark MBE’s birthplace). Gardner summarizes the various plagiarism charges and devotes a […]

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The Unseen Shore: Memories of a Christian Science Childhood

The Unseen Shore: Memories of a Christian Science Childhood, Thomas Simmons Buy from Amazon   I gave a copy of The Unseen Shore to the senior pastor of our Presbyterian Church sometime in the early 90s. In our monthly newsletter this very erudite man stated his opinion that it was the best theological text of that year. – Marion This memoir was a […]

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The Last Strawberry

The Last Strawberry, Rita Swan Buy from CHILD Buy from Hag’s Head Press Totally devastating. Brought me to my knees. – Elizabeth Powerful and revealing. How could people who love their children not get them medical care? This books shows how. – Ashley Short, well-written, very touching, but at the same time it was difficult to read because of its subject matter […]

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fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science

fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science, Lucia Greenhouse Lucia Greenhouse on Facebook Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) I downloaded fathermothergod and read the whole thing today. I finished it a couple of hours ago and have been an emotional, blubbering mess since then. I was identifying with so much of what she said and feeling secure in my gut feeling […]

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