The author of The Cross and the Crown and Age Is An Importer, though himself outside the church, has been recognized as a powerful spokesman for Christian Science. The Continuing Spirit is an authoritative and definitive record of the Christian Science movement since it was first discovered by its founder, Mary Baker Eddy. Not without tribulation did this church arrive at its present are of general recognition from without and peace within. This book is an absorbing account of how, through the by-laws of the church promulgated in Mrs. Eddy's day, the ""Pastor Emeritus"" (a continuing title) perpetuated through all conceivable time the Christian Science system of doctrine and the dominance of the Board of the Moter Church. Christian Scientists of today will learn the price paid yesterday in long continued litigation against stub-born men , a price which had to be suffered to attain the decisions by state tribunals which give them the autonomy they now possess.