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Building of The Mother Church

Building of The Mother Church


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The story of the planning and construction of The Mother Church: The Original Edifice, completion of the Extension and the portico entrance to the Extension.

Building of The Mother Church tells the triumphant story of the power of prayer in overcoming countless obstacles and resistance.

In the late 1800s, the Directors of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, oversaw the design and construction of a unique church edifice in a matter of months — despite what seemed like insurmountable challenges. Those tasked with the work were confident in the ability of prayer to provide solutions and overcome obstacles. The result? The Mother Church — the church that Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, called “… our prayer in stone …”

This book presents bold lessons in courage, persistence, and trust in God which are still instructive today. These accounts of wisdom and perseverance are told by Joseph Armstrong and Margaret Williamson — Armstrong as a Church Director during the building of the Original Mother Church in 1894, and Williamson as a writer for The Christian Science Monitor reporting after the fact on the 1904-1906 Extension project.

This enhanced edition of Building of The Mother Church brings you 32 new pages of colour photos depicting the rich architectural details and expansive views of this beautifully appointed church. And for the first time, all the inscriptions from the walls of the church are included — inscriptions chosen by Mary Baker Eddy to teach and inspire all who enter.

For anyone interested in what it takes to complete an enormous project against all odds, Building of The Mother Church provides a timeless, shining example.


Width: 15 cm (5.9″)

Height: 22 cm (8.6″)

Weight: 0.424 kg

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Weight 422 g

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