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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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 the heart. – Ann I […]

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Blue Windows: A Christian Science Childhood

Blue Windows: A Christian Science Childhood, Barbara Wilson Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) I stumbled upon Blue Windows a number of years ago at someone’s house. I started to read it and was so freaked out by the similarities between the author’s experiences and my own that I almost threw it across the room. It was like a lit match and […]

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Perfect Peril: Christian Science and Mind Control

Perfect Peril: Christian Science and Mind Control, Linda S. Kramer Previously published as The Religion That Kills: Christian Science-Abuse, Neglect, and Mind Control: How Could This Happen? Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) This is a wonderful book that has helped many people understand their way out of Christian Science. Originally printed with the publisher-imposed title The Religion that Kills, it is now an eBook with this […]

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Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine

Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine, Paul Offit, M.D. Paul Offit is professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a board member of Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD). PaulOffit.com Buy from Amazon (affiliate link) Despite the title, Paul Offit’s latest book is not anti-religion. He argues that compassion is the core of […]

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