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Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures: (Christian Science Masterpiece Collection)

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9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

it is a book to read then reread to understand truly worth it!

I read the review of the person who felt this religion was wrong as well as what is being said in The Science and Health and gave out websites to prove so. We never received any vaccinations. I was raised as a Christian Scientist we as well as many others are still here...
I read the review of the person who felt this religion was wrong as well as what is being said in The Science and Health and gave out websites to prove so. We never received any vaccinations. I was raised as a Christian Scientist we as well as many others are still here. I witnessed many healings ex; my sister being hit by a car at 6 yrs old, my parents being told her internal injuries were fatal, my father devoted as he was refused medical help and the practitioner and family was called my sister is now 57 yrs old and on her own spiritual journey and many people including the police officer became Christian Scientists 4 days from her accident. What this person doesn't realize (or never read the entire book) is that Mary Baker Eddy states that if in your mind you do not feel the strength to overcome whatever sickness you may be holding onto by all means go to the doctor to be healed. What that person is not hearing is it is your choice to attempt to use a practicioner and yourself to heal yourself or go to the doctor and get help to heal yourself, again it is the persons choice to make she doesn't state that you can't or shouldn't she's offering another way to look at dis-ease, sickness, health but most of all a way to know God and become closer to your creator. To realize that no matter what choice you make for yourself God is not here to punish you he is here to comfort you in all situations in your life. Mary Baker Eddy is not saying make a choice either God or Science she is saying you can and will have both if you want them or need them. When I was 12 my father became sick and "chose" to use practioners instead of going to the drs. He died shortly after becoming sick because of his age and autopsy was done he had colon cancer and the dr told my family they would have sent him home to pray (this was 1963). I never lost sight of God but I did lose faith in Christian Science until I was 30 going through troubled times I picked up the Science and health and began to read and realized I did have faith I did believe in God and felt the comfort again It is hard reading I had/have to reread parts of it but it is a good read if you are looking to change your "thought" as it states "mind over matter" not magic for your body. Just as "you are what eat", "you are what you think" which is what Mary Baker Eddy is saying. I hope that person gives it another chance it can change the way you feel and see God and Life.

posted by 4727631 on July 7, 2011

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

All this is fine, but

Can the principles in this book allow you to regrow an amputated arm or leg? I respect all religions but there are always limitations.

posted by kanajloRR on November 23, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    Science and Health Review

    The reviewers who have contributed here are fully convinced Christian Scientists, and their reviews reflect an unquestioning acceptance of the truth of this textbook of their religion. It is more than unfortunate that the trade edition is being sold to a number of folks who might never have stepped into a Christian Science church or reading room. The basic premise of the book is that the material world is an illusion, or dream, and to the extent that one realizes this 'fact,' he will be completely free of all sickness, pain, and of problems of any kind. It teaches that all of man's senses convey only illusions, so the reader is free to imagine himself to be entirely perfect. The problems arise when unvaccinated children die of diphtheria or measles, when diabetic children die because they are denied insulin, when cancers that visibly eat away faces or tumors have to be 'unseen,' and when the untreated die in horrendous, unrelieved pain in Christian Science 'sanitaria.' The folks who have reviewed here haven't seen the end result of their belief in the truth of what is taught in Science and Health. Any potential readers who are not yet caught in the web spun by this book would be well advised to check out Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty, Inc, at www.childrenshealthcare.org, or any of the abstracts on spiritual healing on the National Library of Medicine web site and following the PubMed line.

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