Books: Winds of Change
Open the Doors of the Temple: The Survival of Christian Science in the Twenty-first Century
Healing always has been and always will be the message of Christian Science. And what does that mean exactly? Physical healing, of course, but much more!
This revealing and honest book by a prize-winning historian and contented Christian Scientist, is written as a direct look from the inside. Its thesis: that the problems Christian Science is presently facing are in large part due to attitudes of Christian Scientists themselves in the heartland. Basing her arguments on the early history of the movement, the author contends that Mary Baker Eddy did not in the final analysis intend for her religious discovery to be a “healing method” but instead a revolutionary view of reality and Christianity based on the allness of God. The point: Christian Scientists need to quit frightening people with risky behavior with children and themselves and get back to the attractive spiritual bases of the movement.
…the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing . Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease, but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin—to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ power to take away the sins of the world.
p150 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.