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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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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God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church

 God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, Caroline Fraser Godsperfectchild.com Buy from Amazon (affiliate link)   This is the gold standard critique of Christian Science – scholarly, exhaustive, and courageous. Roughly the first half of the book is an unfiltered history Eddy’s life, the early days of the Christian Science movement, and the establishment of the Mother Church. […]

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