The Ex-Christian Scientist

Information, resources & support for those leaving or questioning Christian Science

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Collision of Truths

A Collision of Truths, Robert Y. Ellis Author website Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) A tragic story. The author was a staunch Christian Scientist and worked at the The Mother Church. A series of non-healings changed his attitude. – Stacey I loved this book! The author said it took him eight years to write. It comes from […]