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Some years ago I was working at my trade as wagon-maker...
Some years ago I was working at my trade as wagon-maker in different carriage shops. Love of money and the fear of a "rainy day" were the excuse for an incessant grind of work. Job said, "The thing which I greatly feared is come upon me," and so it proved with me. The rainy day came; my health began to fail to such an extent that during four successive years I got in only eight months' work at my trade. Several local physicians were consulted at different times, and their remedies applied with results varying from unsatisfactory to entire failure. I had Christian Science treatment, somewhat irregularly, but generally with better results than from materia medica. My unwillingness to accept wholly and unreservedly the teaching set forth in Mrs. Eddy's works, was undoubtedly prolonging the struggle. This inability to regain my health, alternating between a gain and a relapse, made it evident that something decisive must be done, as the trouble began to assume alarming proportions. Accordingly a noted doctor was called in consultation with the leading local doctor. A dreaded disease of the spine was their verdict, and they prescribed accordingly. When beginning to use their medicine I was able to walk across the room with the aid of a chair, but three months later, having taken the medicine every day, I could only creep, and hardly that. Our hope of getting any help from materia medica was by this time well-nigh gone, and we saw no other possible thing to do than turn to Christian Science again. A Christian Science practitioner was called, and lovingly took the case, while I turned myself to the study of the Bible and Science and Health, which teaching I endeavored to imbibe, even though it did not fit my preconceived notions. Then came the test! All eyes, as it seemed, were on the case, watching the outcome. The first two or three weeks it was a fierce struggle, then to my intense joy and almost amazement of others, it was recognized that I was actually gaining, and so it has kept on. I am able to walk for miles, and to be on my feet practically all day. The patience and loving kindness shown me was simply marvelous, and I cannot help but entertain the most profound gratitude to God, and to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for all the good that has come to me through Christian Science.
Ted Olson, Watertown, S. D.
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE FROM A MUSICIAN'S STANDPOINT
FREDERIC W. ROOT
THE CHURCH AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AS AN OUTSIDER SEES IT
REV. FRANK N. RIALE, PH.D
"THE WILES OF THE DEVIL."
REV. G. A. KRATZER
JOHN E. FELLERS
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
MRS. EDDY DESCRIBES HER HUMAN IDEAL
Mary Baker G. Eddy
"CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS AND JURY DUTY."
THE "SCIENCE OF SOUL."
Annie M. Knott
A PREREQUISITE OF PROGRESS
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from A. V. Stewart, Emma A. Thompson, Matilda R. Hahn, Abigail D. Thompson, Josephine W. Kneeland, Margaret J. I. Niven, Lillette A. Hewitt, Addie Keith Merrill, Elizabeth P. Bradford, Louise W. Chapman, Will H. McLean, Alice S. Brown, Board of Trustees and Directors, Charlotte A. Wheaton, Emma A. Rixford, Allie J. Yetter, Julia K. Haines
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from Mary Baker G. Eddy
In my youth I seldom prayed, except my childhood prayer...
Gertrude C. Mahin
That "man's extremity is God's opportunity," was proven...
George G. Smith
The many positive proofs of the truth of Christian Science...
Louise O. Newell
About eighteen years ago Christian Science was first...
Evlyn G. Myers
Since taking up the study of Christian Science I have...
During the past winter I had an experience which...
Annie L. Walters
I think that I have been interested in Christian Science...
Benjamin West Poindexter
Before I give the following testimony I want to express...
Kate McCord Smith
Something over two years ago I came to know of the...
E. P. Woodford
During many years of earnest seeking for spiritual enlightenment...
Helen Friend Robinson
I have derived a great deal of benefit from the testimonies...
Mrs. Geo. H. Pierce