Spurious Literature

Many friends who have become interested in Christian Science having previously read spurious literature on the subject, find it a great stumbling-block when asked to read nothing but the authorized literature. They immediately question it, and see no reason why the beautifully worded phrases they have been reading should be considered useless to their growth in grace. I have been asked to explain the difference many times, and I wish to suggest one of the points which has proven to be most helpful in showing. the difference, and in pointing out why such literature is hurtful.

Being completely unfamiliar with such literature myself, save as inquiring friends have made plain what they have gleaned therefrom, my answers do not by any means completely cover the question, but surely reading Science and Health will, if we search faithfully.

Familiar Texts Explained
October 5, 1899

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