Mary Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science in 1866. While studying the Bible, she was healed of life-threatening injuries sustained from a fall and discovered what she called the Science of Christianity – the basis of Christ Jesus’ healing ministry. Following her healing, she searched to find how she was healed through spiritual means alone, and dedicated her life to healing, publishing, and teaching prayer-based healing to others.
In 1879, Mary Baker Eddy founded The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. Today, there are thousands of Christian Science “branch” churches in about 80 countries worldwide.
Other significant contributions of Mary Baker Eddy:
- Authored the groundbreaking book on spirituality and healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which has sold over 10 million copies.
- Pioneered a reliable, widely practiced system of prayer-based healing.
- Founded a publishing house whose products include books, weekly and monthly magazines, a foreign language magazine (published in 13 languages), and a weekly self-study Bible guide.
- Founded and published the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor.
Links About Mary Baker Eddy:
Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity