Mary Baker Eddy The Golden Days Author:Jewel Spangler Smaus Of twelve-year-old Mary Baker, Jewel Spangler Smaus writes, "For Mary, a religious truth was just as substantial, and must be as straight, as one of the stone-wall boundaries in her father's fields." — The narrative begins on July 16, 1821, when Mary Baker was born at Bow, New Hampshire. Mary's close relationship with brot... more »hers and sisters is shown through excerpts from family letter not widely known before.
Documenting her story through the benefit of new research, author Smaus tells of Mary's schooling, marriage, and the difficult years of young womanhood which were to lead to spiritual discovery. As Mary Baker Eddy she was later to become the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and the founder of Christian Science.
To illustrate the story of Mary Baker's early life, Gordon N. Converse has provided a series of photographs which capture the mood and character of nineteenth-century New England.« less