A brand new perspective on Mary Baker Eddy

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Possibly you’ve known who Mary Baker Eddy is for decades, and have read multiple biographies; or, you may have just become acquainted with her. Either way, The Christian Science Publishing Society has produced a new biography that provides some unique insights and context to her life called, A World More Bright, The Life of Mary Baker Eddy by Isabel Ferguson and Heather Vogel Frederick.

Written with the young adult in mind, this compact telling of the life of the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, commences with her childhood on a farm in Bow, New Hampshire, and concludes with the significant steps she took during her later days at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The authors have woven into the text important historical and cultural context that, together with a multitude of photos, brings her story to life. 

Not only is this a biography that just pulls you right in, but if one is intrigued and wants to dig deeper into a particular aspect, the details and source materials are right there. A World More Bright is a quick read that gives you a glimpse into the life of a prominent thinker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and of her substantial accomplishments. 

This summer, five interns at The Mother Church volunteered to do a first read of the biography. They share how they appreciated the book’s ability to make Mary Baker Eddy’s life more relatable and more inspiring to them. Listen to their book review.

Also, the Sentinel teen editors give you a glimpse into this new biography in the September 9 issue, where they share their favorite highlights and new insights they gained from this perspective on Mary Baker Eddy’s life. Read the book review.

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