We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Expanded Version Volume 1
Christian Science Publishing Society, The. We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Expanded Version. Vol. 1 of 2. Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 2011.
This first volume (of two), of the expanded version of a series of reminiscences from those who knew Eddy personally and worked closely with her builds on the original 1979 version of reminiscences published by the Christian Science Publishing Society. The original series appeared in four volumes in 1943, 1950, 1953, and 1972, but the expanded version contained in this volume includes all of the original reminiscences plus several restorations that include more forthright phrasing that had been softened in the original series. Each of the 22 contributors in this volume represents a segment of the Christian Science community that was profoundly committed to ‘the Cause.’ They wanted to serve Mary Baker Eddy, their Leader (whom they called ‘Mother’) unselfishly and faithfully, and they clearly revered her. In almost every case, they turned rebukes into lessons learned for the sake of spiritual growth. All of them reported learning from Bible lessons given by Eddy, whether they were maids, secretaries, yards keepers, or ‘metaphysical workers.’ The accounts of their various labors provide historical insight into the work that accomplished the establishment of Eddy’s Church, its publications, lecturing, teaching, rules of government, as well as the human story behind the scenes.
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