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 […]