Earlier this year, I read an article about the value of having your own blog. The writer had quit blogging after many years, but went back to it because he enjoyed how much he learned from the activity.
I can relate, because I’m learning a great deal from this experience.
My blog’s purpose is to help provide correct information about Christian Science and to show how it is relevant to today’s society. Writing on these topics requires keeping up with media reports and current publications.
My wife has always been the one with a stack of library books on her nightstand. These days, I have my own stack of books to read and almost all of them are for the purpose of sharing information on this blog.
I’m currently reading “The Cure Within,” by Harvard professor Anne Harrington. It’s a history of mind-body medicine published in 2009 and includes a subheading titled, “Better health through right thinking, part one: Christian Science.”
I’ve heard it’s worth reading, but since Christian Science really isn’t part of the mind-body movement, I’ll be interested to see why the author includes it.
At the same time, I’m trying to wade though a 2004 book titled, “Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America,” by University of Washington professor James C. Whorton.
Dr. Whorton’s book includes a 27-page chapter titled, “Magnetism and Mind: From Mesmerism to Christian Science.” It’s a provocative chapter heading since Christian Science couldn’t be further removed from mesmerism!
I hope both books will yield some interesting insights for me to share in another post very soon.