7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mary Baker Eddy   Leave a comment

689px-Public_Domain_Mary_Baker_EddyScience and Health with Key to the Scriptures150 years ago today, a New England woman recovered from an injury expected to be fatal. But she was no ordinary woman. Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual thinker who for decades had been striving “to trace all physical effects to a mental cause”. Now she had caught a breakthrough glimpse of the idea she came to call “the discovery of Christian Science”.

Benjamin Franklin once said:  “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”

Mary Baker Eddy — transcending the ‘or’ in Franklin’s statement — qualifies on both counts. Eddy certainly lived a life worth writing about.  Her experiences as a healer, public speaker, teacher, author, businesswoman, church founder, innovative theologian and “scientific” thinker, could each be worth a biography in their own right.  And as one of innumerable people who credit her writings with bringing me spiritual insights that have restored my health, I would certainly suggest what she wrote was, is and will continue to be worth reading.

Perhaps that’s why she hasn’t been forgotten!

For instance, she is found alongside Franklin and 98 others in The Atlantic’s list of the “100 Most Influential Americans of All Time”.  And her primary book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, has been designated by the National Women’s Book Association as one of 75 books written by American women whose words have changed the world.

Click here to read the full text of this article by Tony Lobl where he describes his 7 reasons for finding Mary Baker Eddy a most remarkable and memorable woman.  Tony is a full-time Christian Science healer and a freelance writer on the connection between health and spirituality.

Image of Mary Baker Eddy from Wikimedia Commons.

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