This collection includes four important works — Rudimental Divine Science, No and Yes, Unity of Good, and Retrospection and Introspection.
Rudimental Divine Science is a series of questions and answers on the Science of healing. The book begins with the question: “How would you define Christian Science?” Mrs. Eddy’s answer: “As the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony.”
In No and Yes, Mrs. Eddy unites reason and revelation by showing that Christianity and Science originate in the same source — God. In defining prayer, she writes: “True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us. Prayer begets an awakened desire to be and do good. It makes new and scientific discoveries of God, of His goodness and power. It shows us more clearly than we saw before, what we already have and are; and most of all, it shows us what God is.”
Unity of Good is considered by many to be Mrs. Eddy’s most profound work apart from the textbook. In it she explains how the allness of God, good, makes the unreality of evil and matter a scientific fact. She reasons: “As God is Mind, if this Mind is familiar with evil, all cannot be good therein. Our infinite model would be taken away. What is in eternal Mind must be reflected in man, Mind’s image. How can man escape or hope to escape from a knowledge which is everlasting in his creator?” The pure logic in this concept of the allness of God and the illusion of evil and matter is a breakthrough in both the religious and scientific worlds. Everyone seeking to understand God should study this profound statement.
Retrospection and Introspection is Mrs. Eddy’s autobiography. Her own account of the discovery of Christian Science emphasizes more the spiritual import of her life, rather than a detailed account of personal events.
She writes of her discovery: “The divine hand led me into a new world of light and Life, a fresh universe — old to God, but new to His ‘little one.’ It became evident that the divine Mind alone must answer, and be found as the Life, or Principle, of all being; and that one must acquaint himself with God, if he would be at peace.”
“He must be ours practically, guiding our every thought and action; else we cannot understand the omnipresence of good sufficiently to demonstrate, even in part, the Science of the perfect Mind and divine healing. I had learned that thought must be spiritualized, in order to apprehend Spirit. It must become honest, unselfish, and pure, in order to have the least understanding of God in Christian Science. The first must become last. Our reliance upon material things must be transferred to the perception of and dependence on spiritual things.” Limit one per order. May ship Media Mail. Customer pays normal shipping and handling charges.