100 years on: The (simple) secret of Mary Baker Eddy’s life…

“God has not given us vast learning to solve all the problems, or
unfailing wisdom to direct all the wanderings of our brothers’ lives;
but He has given to every one of us the power to be spiritual, and by
our spirituality to lift and enlarge and enlighten the lives we
touch.” – Phillips Brooks

“The secret of my life is in the above.”  – Mary Baker Eddy

This quote, from the reminiscences of one of Mary Baker Eddy’s early students, Emma Shipman, is the Title Page quote in Christian Healer – amplified edition, by Yvonne von Fettweis and Robert Townsend Warneck, published by the Christian Science Publishing Society. It includes a record of every recorded healing of hers, excerpts from her inspiring “Letters to Healers”, and much more…!

American clergyman and author Phillips Brooks lived at the same time as Eddy, and was also a very respected religious figure in the Boston area of New England. He wrote my favourite Christmas song, O Little Town of Bethlehem. Here is a beautifully measured version by Canadian musician, singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan.


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Categories: Mary Baker Eddy, Women's spiritual leadership

Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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