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This book tells the story of this remarkable woman’s life in the context of her healing work.

Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer

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For the first time, all of Mary Baker Eddy’s more than 300 known documented healings have been collected into one volume. Both engaging for the general reader, and thoroughly footnoted for the scholar, this amplified edition of Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer is the result of exhaustive research by Robert Warneck, one of the authors of the original edition.

This biography follows an influential 19th-century woman from obscurity to fame as an eminent thinker and religious leader. From her Puritan upbringing, through her life of compassion for others and devotion to God, the book traces Eddy’s development as an insightful student of the Bible and her rediscovery and practice of healing in the name of Christ Jesus. It also describes her work to support and spread the practice of this Bible-based healing method: writing Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; founding The Church of Christ, Scientist; teaching metaphysical healing; and founding and publishing religious magazines and The Christian Science Monitor—all of which continue today.

Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer offers an in-depth exploration of a remarkable woman’s life and her extraordinary record of Christian healing.


Unless otherwise specified, all documents referenced in footnotes are included courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and many of these documents are under the copyright of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection. These documents are indicated by an alphanumeric notation, and can be accessed with assistance from the Library’s research staff. Minor changes in spelling and punctuation have been made to these materials when necessary for clarity; insertions and deletions are noted with brackets and ellipses, respectively.