All my life I was a great sufferer from so-called hereditary...

All my life I was a great sufferer from so-called hereditary diseases and as time went on many complications arose. Five years ago my case was pronounced hopeless by eminent physicians, both of this city and other cities. In my extremity I turned to Christian Science, hoping it might do something for me. I not only received physical relief but was given a God whom I desired know, understand. and obey. This meant very much to me, for even as a child I had rebelled strongly against the thought of God as He was described to me. I would shut my lips tight and my heart would be full, as I felt sure I did not want anything to do with God if He were like that. Even my childish sense of justice could not accept a God of vengeance. When I grew older I felt I ought to read the Bible. and tried to do so, but it aroused rebellion and doubt as to its truth on account of what then seemed to be direct contradictions. The first year after taking up the reading of Science and Health, I would diligently study the selections from it in the Lesson-Sermons, but did not read the Bible selections, and during the services my thought seemed closed to the readings from the Bible. But after about one year's study of Science and Health I commenced to read the Bible. I read it day after day—sometimes all day—for about three months. The seeming contradictions had vanished! My questions were all answered. I had found a perfect structure without a single flaw or weakness, and a truth so satisfying that for the last four years I have turned to it daily for help. In Christian Science I was given a God of Love. Thus for me has Science and Health proved to be the "Key to the Scriptures." as it will to every one who will take up its study with an honest desire to know only the right.

My gratitude to Mrs. Eddy for having given to us this wonderful book will have to be expressed in my daily deeds, for words can never do this.

Kate E. Henderson Clark, Boston, Mass.

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Testimony of Healing
It may be that my experience in healing will be the...
November 16, 1907

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