For years I had heard of Christian Science, but held some...

For years I had heard of Christian Science, but held some erroneous opinions concerning it. I was a member of an orthodox church, but from infancy I was never well, Everything was done that kind parents could think of—doctors and specialists were tried, but with no permanent result. One would send me to this place, an other to that, in search of health. Two years ago I was taken to the Pacific coast to recover from pneumonia, and while there some dear friends told me more of Christian Science. I was almost persuaded to try it. when I suddenly became afraid that it would lead me away from my church, and I went to see another surgeon instead, this time to seek relief from pain in the hip, which had been broken six years before. The surgeon doomed me to go on crutches or perhaps not be able to walk at all.

Before leaving my Science friends I had promised to get a copy of Science and Health when I reached home, but I thought it would not matter so very much, and so procrastination ruled. Last May I had what the doctors called acute gastritis, and after suffering untold agony, with no relief from drugs, in sheer desperation I sent for a Science practitioner. In less than a week I was out of bed, and before two weeks were over I was doing all the general housework.—something I was never known to do before. People marvel at the change in me, and indeed I do too. I have been on crutches twice in the past two years but now I go all around without even a cane. Blind sick-headaches were another trial, but they have gone with the crutches; also a constant cough, neuralgia, rheumatism, and chronic bronchitis have disappeared. Is it a wonder that I guard as a treasure the "little book." Science and Health, and that I have grown to love its author, our dear Leader, whose teaching is leading humanity out of bondage?


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Testimony of Healing
With a heart overflowing with thankfulness I wish to...
May 12, 1906

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