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The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity
In her true light . . .
A look at the unpublished writings of Mary Baker Eddy
In September 2002, The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity will open its doors. For the rest of this year, the Sentinel will bring readers excerpts from the Library's previously unpublished collection of materials. And although what we'll be publishing offers only small glimpses into the life of the Sentinel's founder, and the whole of her writings, we hope readers will be inspired to learn more and to visit the Library.
The following is from a letter written in the summer of 1897 by Mary Baker Eddy to Judge Septimus J. Hanna and William P. McKenzie. At this time, both men were working in the management of The Christian Science Publishing Society; Hanna was also Editor of The Christian Science Journal. Desperate to escape stress and workloads, the two had made a retreat to the island of Nantucket. Hearing of this, Mrs. Eddy asked them to return to Boston, but also had this advice:
You do matter
with contributions from Sancy Nason Childs, Patti Mehring, Kristina M. Neiman, Oliver Hirsh
items of interest
with contributions from Nancy A. Peddle, Mark I. Pinsky, Betsy Mason
Self-worth overcomes intimidation
By Marilyn C. Jones, Sentinel staff
Self-image in the mud
By Kim Shippey
By Jenny Sawyer
For what it's worth
By Madora Kibbe
Your worth—recovered spiritually
By Richard Bergenheim, Contributing Editor
Two perspectives on a tale of two nations
By Warren Bolon
The day I rewrote my life
By Patricia Tupper Hyatt Contributing Editor
Power to heal addiction
By Riley Seay
Prayer about an intimidating boss
Learning about God's control
Walter Dinardo, Jr.
The joy of ego-busting