Manual of The Mother Church
In this concise book, Mary Baker Eddy establishes the foundation, government, services, and activities of her Church and provides the guidelines for self-government of individual church members. In referring to the Manual, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Of this I am sure, that each Rule and By-law in this Manual will increase the spirituality of him who obeys it, invigorate his capacity to heal the sick, to comfort such as mourn, and to awaken the sinner.” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 230:10). Buy it here or read it online here.
Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896
This book is a compilation of articles which elucidate and answer questions about Christian Science and its system of healing. Many of these articles were first published in The Christian Science Journal. This book shows how the theology of Christian Science is applicable in practical ways to relevant topics of today, such as health, education, relationships, identity, and justice. The last 100 pages are comprised of letters from those healed by reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Buy it here or read it online here.
Mary Baker Eddy’s autobiography begins with her personal history and leads into her discovery of Christian Science and her explication of what it means to follow and practice Christ Jesus’ teachings. An important read about an 19th-century woman and her thoughts on the system of healing she discovered, it includes instructions and counsel to her students on many topics relevant today. Buy it as part of a collection here or read it online here.
Unity of Good, Rudimental Divine Science, and No and Yes
Each of these three short volumes directly answers questions on topics such as God, good versus evil, and how Christian Science heals. Unity of Good shows how an understanding of God as completely good brings healing to your life. Rudimental Divine Science answers some of the most-commonly asked questions about Christian Science, while No and Yes provides a thought-provoking look at Christian Science in relation to other Christian faith traditions. Buy them as part of a collection here.
Pulpit and Press
The building of the Original Edifice of The Mother Church in Boston caught the attention of journalists, public officials, and ordinary citizens throughout the United States, and beyond. On Sunday, January 6, 1895, despite a snowstorm, some 6,000 Christian Scientists from around the world gathered with great joy to dedicate the Original Edifice of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. The events of that day, Mary Baker Eddy’s dedicatory sermon, extracts from the service, and press accounts of the remarkable growth of Christian Science were collected into a small book entitled Pulpit and Press. Buy it as part of a collection here.
Christian Science versus Pantheism, Message to The Mother Church for 1900, Message to The Mother Church for 1901, Message to The Mother Church for 1902
Mary Baker Eddy delivered these four sermons to her Church on separate occasions, and they were later each published. Christian Science versus Pantheism discusses how pantheistic beliefs have no relation to the pure concept in Christian Science that one universal God cares for man. Message for 1900 includes a discussion of the “right thinker and worker,” obedience to God, love for mankind, and more. Message for 1901 provides additional insight into the nature of God’s infinitude, Christ, the pastor of the Christian Science church, medicine, and more. Message for 1902 is an in-depth look at the First Commandment and Jesus’ commandment to love one another. Buy them as part of a collection here.
Christian Healing and The People’s Idea of God—Its Effect on Health and Christianity
These two sermons delivered by Mary Baker Eddy bring healing to the forefront of Christianity. Christian Healing explains how the healings performed by Christ Jesus and his early followers are still possible today. Its base text is from Mark 16:17,18: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” The People’s Idea of God—Its Effect on Health and Christianity looks at how individuals’ lives are influenced by their views of God, and the life-transforming effect of spiritual ideals. The base text of this sermon is from Ephesians 4:5, “One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” Buy them as part of a collection here.
This book has two distinct parts. The first part is a collection of articles, newspaper clippings, and Mary Baker Eddy’s own writings, which tell the remarkable story of the building of the Extension of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. The second part is a rich compilation of articles she wrote for the Christian Science periodicals, and letters addressed to individuals and to Churches of Christ, Scientist, to encourage both individual and collective spiritual growth. This book is a valuable guide for spiritual progress and the more effective demonstration of practical Christianity. Buy it here or read it online here.
Mary Baker Eddy regarded her illustrated poem, Christ and Christmas, as among her most important works. “'Christ and Christmas' voices Christian Science through song and object-lesson.” – Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896
A beautiful compilation of Mary Baker Eddy's poetry contains 48 of her original poems written from childhood through early adult life.