Randsburg, Cal., Aug. 19, 1908.

Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy,
Box G, Brookline, Mass.

Dear Madam:—The thought has come to me that I must write to you, and tell you, if I can do so, what a revelation "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" has been to me. I believe that you will understand why I feel constrained to write when I make known to you my personal experience, for this understanding of God which you have revealed to the world means more to me, perhaps, than it would to one who had never known the sweets of divine Love. In my early manhood I found what I believed to be the Christian's secret of a happy life. The knowledge I obtained at the time I surrendered self, and trusted wholly in the Christ love to do the work for me which I felt I could not do for myself, enabled me to overcome temptation and sin all through my life. At the time this sweet sense came to me, many of the errors of mortal mind were destroyed within me, such as envy, strife, hatred, etc. As I believed that I was already in possession of the Christian's secret I could not hope to find a better way, and I doubt whether I would have become interested in Christian Science if I had not read the criticisms of Mark Twain and others, published in some of the leading periodicals of the day. These criticisms caused me to investigate your writings, and I soon found that the severe criticisms were not only unjust to you and your writings, but that you taught the truth as it was taught by Christ Jesus. When I grasped the thought, while reading Science and Health, that God's kingdom is wholly spiritual, such a revelation came to me that I saw I was only a babe as yet in God's household; that I had been feeding upon the milk of the word when I might have partaken of the strong meat, so to speak.

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