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Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (Authorized, Study Edition) Paperback – June 1, 2006
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However, this particular copy, to my knowledge, is the only Authorized paperback version of Science and Health (by Mary Baker Eddy) available for sale on the Amazon web site. Authorized, in this case, means authorized by the Christian Science Board of Directors - i.e. the Directors of the Christian Science Church which Mary Baker Eddy founded. Since the Church's copyright on the book has expired, others may legally print the book, but the only way to be absolutely certain you are getting what the author, Mary Baker Eddy intended, is to purchase a copy that has been authorized by, and published by, The Christian Science Board of Directors. For example, many of the other, no doubt well-meaning publishers who have copied this book, have left off certain key chapters.
The other way to determine whether the copy has been authorized by this Board is to examine if the circular Cross and Crown seal appears on the front of the book. The Church's registered trademark for this Cross and Crown seal is still in force, and that also assures the authenticity is genuine.
Now, buy it, and read it at a pace you are comfortable with. A few pages before turning the light out at night is one good way to begin. Be prepared to be challenged as to your core beliefs as to what is real and what is unreal. It matters not whether you agree with everything you read, but it would be well to place your primary focus on what you do agree with, setting aside for the moment what you do not understand and cannot accept.Read more ›
Mind you, this is more of a spiritual adventure than just a good read. It's also not for the faint of heart. It challenges the conventional wisdom on subjects such as science, theology, and medicine, as much today as when it was first published over 150 years ago. That's why, I suppose, it is so controversial.
I wasn't raised in Christian Science. My family is very involved in medicine and, although not a sickly child, from time to time I was made to endure injections and medical treatments which were painful, effective, and produced negative side-effects. Deep down I felt there was something better, especially when I saw family members pass on under conventional medical care. Over a period of years, through study and research, I began to see clearly a connection between mind, body and spirit. I experienced in various ways how my thought influenced my health and sense of well-being.
Two years before I was introduced Science and Health I was diagnosed with a condition the physician considered incurable. I was looking for a more hopeful outlook in alternative medicine and was coping with diet, vitamins and alot of prayer. However, when I began reading Science and Health, I realized that I could be healed. I dispensed with the vitamins and diet, continued to read Science and Health, to pray and be prayed for. I was completely healed in 2 weeks. That was almost 25 years ago, and I have had no relapse.Read more ›
Various respected people with large followings are using the books ideas as their own. Again, that would probably be fine with Eddy.
Leading philosophers, accomplished physical scientists and the like are coming to the conclusion that matter is not what it seems to be, that thoughts are things and that thoughts determine experience and make a life and that there is a divine Intelligence that made/makes all of the amazing order in the universe. Call it what you will. Folks can tap into it. If it seems to fail someone from time to time, it might be an absence of faith. Isn't trust the basis of Faith?
I give it 5 big stars. It is a book WAY ahead of its time and a book that makes people in general think. Nothing wrong with that!
Mary Baker Eddy hadn't set out to be a spiritual pioneer, but as a young woman she was severely injured by a fall on the ice and was not expected to live. When doctors gave up on her recovery, she turned to her Bible. Through studying scriptural passages, she found herself completely well. She had a sense that this cure was not miraculous, but the result of the application of Christian principles which Jesus taught to his followers. The scientific method of inquiry was still a new idea in her day, but she decided to apply it to what she was discovering about the nature of spiritual healing. She found that it worked and that Jesus' methods of healing could be learned and practiced by any "sincere seeker of truth" in modern times. That's how she came to call her book, "Science and Health" because she applied the scientific method to the study of Christian healing.
Science and Health is a classic in American religious thought and spiritual inquiry, but it is also a mind-expanding read for anyone interested in understanding our loving relationship with God and the practicality behind Jesus' teachings. Although Science and Health is the textbook used by members of the Christian Science Church which Mary Baker Eddy founded in 1879, its ideas are inter-denominational. Eddy wished to share her discoveries with the world to help bring harmony and healing to those who are in need. Her book, and her innovative ideas, continue to be an inspiring gift from a fearless and far-sighted American woman who proved that prayer heals.
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If you look up the word idea it lists it 377 times, not bad. But the new issue from C.S. has 399. Most of the downloads on C.S. are are worst.Published 2 months ago by MIKE
This is a reprint of a "public domain" text, and is definitely not worth the money being charged for it. Save yourself some grief and get a paperback version. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kenneth W. James
I recently purchased this Kindle book so I could read and study Christian Sciene. And I found it was a OK beginner book, and the written material was very helpful. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Daisy S