Mr. Gilman worked with Mrs. Eddy in creating the pictures for Christ and Christmas. He kept a diary of his experiences with her which was later published by the Carpenters. A thirty page introduction by the Carpenters tells of Mrs. Eddy’s standard of perfection regarding all things large and small, how she expected herself and those around her to achieve these high goals, and her spiritual reasoning behind the demands.
Mr. Gilman tells of the many spiritual lessons he had while working with Mrs. Eddy in 1893. Included are many of her letters to him.