The Unfolding of a Rose has touched the hearts and souls of many people. Life became more understandable, and death less fearful.
Guilt, carried around from the loss of a loved one, dissolves.
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Posted MAY 6, 2013
Thank you for sharing your lovely book The Unfolding of a Rose with me — your story of love and adventure with darling Meta, David and your family.
In the chapter The Apocalypse in Science and Health , page 566: 1-11 is a passage I turn to many times –I’ve memorized it–it speaks of our journey. S&H page 232:7 Mrs. Eddy assures us: “Security for the claims of harmonious and eternal being is found only in divine Science.”
Mamie, you are absolutely precious and so very special. Your family is very blessed to have your thought with them.
September 15, 2013
Posted June 17, 2008, 10:53 AM EST: Mamie L. Smith in her book ‘The Unfolding of A Rose’ opened my eyes to the weakness in my faith and to the strength, courage and grace shown by the author. The author lost her beautiful Rose while she was in full bloom but Meta’s grace and courage lingers like perfumed air. Shirley Anderson
A Story of Warmth and Love, August 4, 2008
Meta’s mother experimented with various religions, looking for an alternative to her husband’s Catholic faith. A chance knock at her door by a Christian Scientist, put the wheels in motion that would make her a devoted follower of Mary Baker Eddy and her philosophies. The more she studied Christian Science, the more she saw that its doctrines surpassed conventional medical assumptions. When Meta’s cancer was discovered, her strong faith carried both of them through many dark days. Thinking back on her daughter’s life she writes, ” I see her as planted by divine mind, nurtured by spirit, and yielding the fruits of love. She is not a rose that comes into being, lets its beauty and fragrance shine for only a moment, and then passes away, but an ever unfolding rose, whose petals dance among us, never to disappear from our lives.”
This is a poignant and heart-warming autobiography, and Mamie L. Smith’s strong faith in Christian Science runs like a golden thread through the narrative. The author portrays her daughter as a strong, determined, and caring person that she was, and the bond between them should touch the reader’s heart. The engrossing story told in “The Unfolding of a Rose” should resonate with the reader long after the last page is turned.
Reviewed by Dorrance Publishing
The Unfolding of a Rose Video Interview
Mamie Smith gives a candid interview of the challenges she faced in overcoming the loss of her daughter to breast cancer, life as a child, and the journey that led her to write her first book “The Unfolding of a Rose.” You hear her loss, but do not feel her grief because her faith and spirituality have lifted her to a greater understanding of life–life not in the human body, but life in the awareness of Soul.
Click on the link below and begin her journey: