ABOUT MARY BAKER EDDY
Author, Healer, Leader
It would be hard to name anyone who has given back to their community—and world—more than Mary Baker Eddy.
Life began as the beloved youngest child of a rural New England family, but soon took unexpected twists and turns, until it finally no longer even had a “silver lining.” (See Retrospection and Introspection. This short autobiography by Mary Baker Eddy is available online.
An accident which nearly claimed her life proved to be a turning point for progress instead.
From the teachings of Christ Jesus, which had always comforted her, she glimpsed the fact that divine healing is ever available. This revelation was transforming: She stunned her doctor, pastor, family and friends with her immediate recovery.
From that moment of revelation and healing, Mary Baker Eddy devoted her life to healing others.
Science and Health explains her system of metaphysical healing. Classes equip others to be healers.
This remarkable pioneer in religion, healing, and publishing, went on to found a worldwide church, several magazines, and the Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor. The Monitor’s mission, “To injure no man, but to bless all mankind,” springs from its Christian foundation in Christian Science—it is known for its integrity in reporting and focus on solutions, not just the world’s troubles. As noted, it embraces the whole human family—so typical of its founder, Mary Baker Eddy.
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