Written over the course of 40 years following a pivotal healing experience in 1867, "Science and Health" is the result of extensive Biblical study by Mary Baker Eddy. This woman, who discovered Christian Science in 1866 and felt inspired to write her book soon after, poses in her work an entirely metaphysical view of Christianity. Eddy conceives of sin, sickness, and death as not of God, and hence not real. She strives to assert that reaching for a spiritual comprehension of the world, one that is God's perfect handiwork, will allow one to discard those beliefs that are unreal. "Science and Health" has carried its message of hope and comfort, healing and strength to millions of readers for well over 100 years, helping countless people find balance and deeper meaning in their lives.