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Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer is the first book-length biography of Mary Baker Eddy that specifically focuses on all of Eddy’s more than 300 known healings. The book details Eddy’s Puritan upbringing, discovery of Christian Science, healing and teaching, foundation of a global religious movement, and more. Ideal for both the casual reader and scholar, this amplified edition includes all of Eddy’s documented healings, a helpful “Prelude,” and an “Appendix” containing Eddy’s advice to students on how to heal more quickly and effectively.

Language: English
Length: 621 pages
Weight: 1.02 kg
Dimensions: 15.87 x 22.23 cm

A World More Bright: The Life of Mary Baker Eddy

(Hardcover)

Rich in historical context and brimming with lively detail, this book offers a thoroughly researched portrait of a bold Christian pioneer and her undaunted search for truth. This compelling biography will appeal to anyone seeking an accessible introduction to Mary Baker Eddy and her remarkable life. It covers her entire life, including her discovery of Christian Science and the founding of a religion and church.

Numerous full-color photographs and detailed sidebars add depth and texture to this engaging book.

Language: English
Length: 279 pages
Weight: 710 g)
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Volume I

(Hardcover)

This book consists of reminiscences by 22 individuals who met and knew Mary Baker Eddy—the Discoverer and Founder of the Christian Science.

Readers will find a more intimate portrait of Eddy than appears in a typical biography, including glimpses into her daily life, relationships, and the spiritual strength and personal sacrifice that underpinned her accomplishments.

Each author in this volume shares unique and inspiring accounts that often reveal their commitment, dedication, and steadfast Christianity

This expanded edition has 40% more material than previous editions, including four additional accounts. The book also includes author biographies, photographs, illustrations, endnotes, and an index.

Language: English
Length: 520 pages
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Volume II

(Hardcover)

This book continues the expanded We Knew Mary Baker Eddy series, providing additional first-hand accounts of individuals who met and knew the Discoverer and Founder of the Christian Science. 

Readers will find a more intimate portrait of Mary Baker Eddy than appears in a typical biography, including glimpses into her daily life, relationships, and the spiritual strength and personal sacrifice that underpinned her accomplishments.

Each author in this volume shares unique and inspiring accounts that often reveal their commitment, dedication, and steadfast Christianity.

This expanded edition features twenty never-before-published reminiscences. The book also includes author biographies, photographs, illustrations, endnotes, and an index.

Language: English
Length: 639 pages
Weight: 1 kg
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Historical Sketches from the Life of Mary Baker Eddy and the History of Christian Science

(Hardcover)

This short work is a well-researched reference covering the years when Mary Baker Eddy established the Church of Christ, Scientist. Smith worked for this church for many years, and was one of its earliest historians. Each chapter in this work was originally published as an essay portraying a particular aspect of Eddy’s life or the history of Christian Science.

Language: English
Length: 267 pages
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Mary Baker Eddy and Her Books

(Hardcover)

Considered a publishing visionary, William Dana Orcutt was associated with the publishing of Mary Baker Eddy’s books for nearly 60 years. Throughout the decades that he diligently published her best-selling book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Orcutt developed a unique appreciation of Eddy and her work.

Language: English
Length: 232 pages
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery

(Paperback or hardcover)

Available currently as a paperback. Hardcover edition coming in late 2021.

The first in a three-part series, this book traces the life of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, from 1821 to 1875, up to the publication of her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Drawing on letters and private papers, Peel explores the first half of Eddy’s life and her early footsteps in establishing her religious movement. 

Published between 1966 and 1977, Robert Peel’s groundbreaking three-part biography has proven invaluable to Eddy biographers in the succeeding years. Undertaken with extensive access to Church archives, these carefully researched and documented books provide a thorough and insightful glimpse into the life and times of Mary Baker Eddy and the early history of the Church of Christ, Scientist.

Language: English
Length: 370 pages
Dimensions: 15 x 23.49 cm

Available in:

  • Paperback. Weight: 1.27 kg
  • Hardcover.

Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Trial

(Hardcover)

The second in a three-part series, this book traces the life of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, from 1876 to 1891, immediately after the publication of her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Drawing on letters and private papers, Peel reveals how Eddy tenaciously fought and prayed for the survival of her religious movement.

Published between 1966 and 1977, Robert Peel’s groundbreaking three-part biography has proven invaluable to Eddy biographers in the succeeding years. Undertaken with extensive access to Church archives, these carefully researched and documented books provide a thorough and insightful glimpse into the life and times of Mary Baker Eddy and the early history of the Church of Christ, Scientist.

Language: English
Length: 391 pages
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Authority

(Hardcover)

The third in a three-part series, this book follows the life of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, from 1892 to her passing in 1910. In those years Eddy established The Mother Church in Boston, saw her movement spread around the world, wrestled with the problem of spiritual authority in an increasingly secular society, and founded The Christian Science Monitor.

Published between 1966 and 1977, Robert Peel’s groundbreaking three-part biography has proven invaluable to Eddy biographers in the succeeding years. Undertaken with extensive access to Church archives, these carefully researched and documented books provide a thorough and insightful glimpse into the life and times of Mary Baker Eddy and the early history of the Church of Christ, Scientist.

Language: English
Length: 528 pages
Weight: 1 kg
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

The Life of Mary Baker Eddy

(Hardcover)

An investigative journalist, Sibyl Wilbur wrote this biography of Mary Baker Eddy to correct previously published fallacies about Eddy’s life. Wilbur uses original source material and interviews from those who knew Eddy and her family to present a vivid and inspiring picture of Eddy’s character and lifework as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Written with Eddy’s permission and published during her lifetime, it includes black-and-white photographs and has been a foundation for later biographies.

Language: English
Length: 406 pages
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Persistent Pilgrim: The Life of Mary Baker Eddy

(Hardcover)

This compact biography contains a vivid account of Mary Baker Eddy’s persistence over a 45-year period, sharing her system of Christian healing with the world and establishing a church to perpetuate her discovery. It draws on her personal correspondence, as well as the reminiscences of many who knew or worked with her.

Language: English
Length: 366 pages
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Christian Science and Its Discoverer

(Hardcover)

E. Mary Ramsay and her sister were introduced to Christian Science in 1898, and were pivotal to the establishment of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Both spent time with Mary Baker Eddy and corresponded with her. As a way to correct misunderstandings published in the press about Eddy and Christian Science, Ramsay, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, wrote this brief and concise biography. It is a quick and easy read for those who want a basic overview of Eddy’s life.

Language: English
Length: 123 pages
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Mary Baker Eddy

(Paperback)

In this comprehensive biography, scholar Gillian Gill portrays what she calls Mary Baker Eddy’s “astonishing life.” Having carefully examined both published and unpublished historical materials, Gill presents Eddy as a radical Christian thinker and a pioneer in recognizing the connection between spirituality and healing. Gill’s witty, easy-to-read book provides a well-rounded view of Eddy’s childhood, illustrates her remarkable leadership at a time when women faced countless challenges, and clearly distinguishes Eddy’s work from that of Phineas P. Quimby.

Author: Gillian Gill
Language: English
Length: 713 pages
Weight: 1.11 kg
Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm

Building of The Mother Church

(Paperback)

A story of trials and triumph, Building of The Mother Church depicts the power of prayer in overcoming the countless obstacles and resistance in the planning and constructing of The Mother Church—the Original Edifice as well as the completion of the Extension and its portico entrance.

This edition includes 32 new pages of color photos depicting the rich architectural details and expansive views of this church. And for the first time, it includes all inscriptions from the walls of the church, originally selected by Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

This book presents bold lessons in courage, persistence, and trust in God which are still instructive today.

Language: English
Length: 192 pages
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm

The Destiny of The Mother Church

(Hardcover)

Ira O. Knapp and Flavia Stickney Knapp were two of Mary Baker Eddy’s faithful students. This book, written by their youngest son, Bliss Knapp, himself a Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and lecturer for several decades, tells of one family’s long and close relationship with the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. In the process, it presents a first-hand account of the establishment of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. The book contains excerpts from letters between Eddy and the Knapp family, and examples of Christian Science healing.

Language: English
Length: 306 pages
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 15.87 x 23.49 cm