Here you will find a variety of resources specifically for people with a background in Christian Science and those who walk alongside them.
FFCS doesn’t endorse all of the views of each resource and website suggested. These resources have been helpful to former CS in their journey.
Whether you are questioning your own faith or you are gathering information for a friend we have resources for you. You will find resources about:
- The Former Christian Science Experience
- Questioning Christianity
- Biblical Christianity
- Sharing Your Faith
If you have a suggestion or if you don’t find something you’re looking for, please let us know.
Former CS Experience.
http://christianway.org. Christian ministry with testimonials, apologetics, resources, and online forum.
http://www.exchristianscience.com. Secular site “providing information, resources and support for those who have left Christian Science and those questioning the religion founded by Mary Baker Eddy.”
Children’s Healthcare is a Legal Duty: C.H.I.L.D.
http://childrenshealthcare.org/. Secular legal group working to end child abuse and neglect related to religious practices. This organization was started by a former Christian Scientist.
by Caroline Fraser. “Caroline Fraser delivers the most intelligent, humane, and even-handed history yet published of this important American religion. God’s Perfect Child begins by telling the life story of Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science in 1879.
by Linda Kramer. “Christian Scientists are trapped in a belief system that distorts their perception of reality, teaches them to mistrust their senses, and denies them many of the natural instincts that go along with being human. Perfect Peril is a tool for understanding and recovering from the Christian Science mindset.
Questions About Christianity.
Resources and short videos exploring what is Christianity, the tough questions of Christianity, and why people become Christians
by Francis Schaeffer. Schaeffer discusses “where the clashing ideas about God, science, history and art came from and where they are going.”
by C.S. Lewis. Lewis “explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. [It]…provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.”
Pastor Tim Keller addresses common questions asked by skeptics of biblical Christianity.
Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical
by Timothy Keller. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs.
The Case for Christ
by Lee Strobel. Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions – and building a captivating case for Christ’s divinity.
by Don Carson. The series articulates Christianity in a way that causes hearers either to reject or embrace it. It’s one thing to know the Bible’s storyline, but it’s another to know one’s role in God’s ongoing story of redemption.
Different people answer some of the most common questions that get asked about Christianity.
Bible Study Resources.
The following books, resources and websites teach biblically based principals for studying scripture, developing an authentic relationship with God, and flourishing as you live out your faith in Jesus Christ.
Online Bible resource. Allows you to read, search and study different translations of God’s Word.
Gospel-centered resources, bible study plans, blogs and sermons organized by speaker and Scripture.
A ministry equipping people to study God’s Word using the inductive Bible Study method. “Inductive means we use the Bible as the primary source of study to learn about God and what the Bible teaches.” The 40 minute study “Having a Real Relationship with God” is a great place to start.
Vaughan Roberts gives you the big picture–showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding.
A free video study tool that walks through each of the nine units of the book. Each unit features a video of 10-12 minutes and a study guide.
If you are a parent, grandparent, pastor, or teacher looking for a way to teach the children in your life about God’s “Never Stopping, Never Giving up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love,” look no further.
From the very beginning of the church, Christians have found it helpful to pause for prayer during various times of the day. Whether for morning or evening devotions or other fixed-time prayers, such spiritual respites were deemed essential to worshiping God.
Verse by verse, we approach the Bible as God’s Truth, to be studied, savored and lived out.
The Bible is one unified story that leads to Jesus, but we don’t always treat it that way. At The Bible Project, we make animated videos that explore the books and themes of the Bible.
by Brennan Manning. God “longs for us to know in the depth of our beings that He loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God’s child―Abba’s child―and experience His pure pleasure in who we are.”
by RC Sproul. Discover the attributes of God through the questions many of us have asked: Where are you, God? Can I trust you, God? and more.
Finding Hope in Hard Times by Henri Nouwen. “Let God move you through your suffering- whatever form it takes- and into the joy of dancing…moment by moment in his grace.”
by Henry T. Blackaby. “Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator.”
A Collection of Puritan Prayers. This collection of Puritan Prayers soften hearts and expand our vocabulary for confessing sins, expressing faith, and living in relationship with our personal God.
by Jonice Webb (secular). The first self-help book about Emotional Neglect: an invisible force from your childhood which you can’t see, but may be affecting you profoundly to this day. It is about what didn’t happen in your childhood, what wasn’t said, and what cannot be remembered.
by Henry Cloud. Drawing on case studies, a clinical psychologist shows how to achieve emotional and spiritual growth, reach self-fulfillment, and enjoy satisfying relationships through an accessible four-step program of healing.
by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (secular) Trauma is a fact of life. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children.
by Lindsay C. Gibson (secular). If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.
by Nina W. Brown (secular). Some parents dismiss the needs of their children, asserting their own instead, demanding attention and reassurance from even very young children. This may especially be the case when a parent has narcissistic tendencies or narcissistic personality disorder.
by Henry Cloud. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships. They help identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid
by Dan B. Allender. Allender teaches about how to forgive, love, and remain in healthy relationships maintaining boundaries with people who have hurt us.
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. “Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible.
by Anthony Hoekema (also published as The Four Major Cults). Hoekema helps us reconcile how CS teaching is not biblically based and how it contradicts Scripture.
by James W. Sire. Sire helps us reconcile how religions like CS use Scripture to prove their own theology rather than allowing Scripture to speak for itself.
by T. Ehrenborg. Ehrenborg helps explain the beliefs of Christian Science using mainstream Christian terminology. He clearly identifies the similarities and differences and suggests strategies and scriptures for discussion. [/two_third_last]
by Steve Hassan (secular). Today, a vast array of methods exist to deceive, manipulate, and indoctrinate people into closed systems of obedience and dependency. This book can help you protect or regain your sanity, freedom, and health.
(secular). Information on cults, cultic groups, psychological manipulation, psychological abuse, spiritual abuse, brainwashing, mind control, thought reform, abusive churches, high-demand groups, new religious movements, exit counseling, and practical suggestions for those needing assistance.
by Willa Cather /Georgine Milmine (secular).
Research resources on religious movements, cults, sects, world religions and related issues
Equips readers from every walk of life to use biblical truth to counter the efforts of cults to masquerade as mainstream Christians.
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