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It is my hope that this testimony may reach some one who is standing where I once stood. Some two years ago, after giving Christian Science what I considered a fair trial, by paying for a practitioner's services, purchasing some books, and going to church, I came to see that it requires something more than that. I failed to get the results which others claimed to have had, although unconsciously I was being healed in other ways which were far greater than physical healing, yet I was half discouraged and on the verge of turning back, thinking I would not get the desired results, when at this point a dear Scientist offered me this helpful parable: "There was a big tree which held the thought, 'I am so powerful that nothing can cause my downfall.' One day, a wood-chopper, who knew from experience that he could fell the tree, undertook to cut it down, but as the tree was of immense size it took some time to do the work. It happened that a little boy who had been watching the slow progress remarked, 'You have been chopping nearly two days trying to get this tree down, and it's just as straight as ever.' 'You are right, little one,' said the man, 'but I know that if I keep on chopping it will come down sooner or later.' Just then he gave one more blow with his ax, and down came the tree."
This little story helped me greatly, for it brought to me the thought that disease and sin were as the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," spoken of in the Bible as the one to beware of, and this is the tree which we are trying to destroy. The understanding of the truth was the ax, and I was the ignorant, doubting child; but now I know that Christian Science does heal, for I, like many others, have had it proven to me, and if one understands the Principle he can prove it for himself.
Morris Levi, Chicago, Ill.
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"THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT"
ARTHUR E. JENNINGS.
"WATCH YE THEREFORE"
ANNIE M. PAYNE.
THE CHANGED THOUGHT
THE NINETY-FIRST PSALM
ELLEN ALMIRA DOW.
Our critic is right in stating that Christian Science "is...
J. V. Dittemore
Our critic's assumption that the Christian Scientist in the...
George Shaw Cook
We would like to ask our critic if he considers the Mind...
H. Coulson Fairchild
The gentleman who is discussing Christian Science in...
Willard S. Mattox
A recent criticism delivered at the Museum of Art is...
Charles K. Skinner
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION
Annie M. Knott
A HAZARDOUS CONCLUSION
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Frank Householder, Louise Delisle Radzinski, Susan A. Beauchamp, Tyna P. Stillwell, Katharine McBean, Marguerite Lynn, Blanche S. Shannon, Chas. L. Dunham, Gertrude E. Salter, Mary Rice Brinton, John F. Phillips
with contributions from Clifford P. Smith, Ben M. Smith, Frederick Neudorff
As it is now over three years since I was healed in...
Clara J. Swanets
I am glad indeed to express publicly my gratitude for...
Susan Ames Deering
It is about nine years since I came into Christian Science
Ernest Ruoff with contributions from Cora Ruoff
I wish to express my heartfelt thankfulness for the many...
Hattie L. Phillips
Humbly, prayerfully, and with an earnest desire that...
I. I. Hildreth with contributions from Grace N. Deming
I am glad to be able to add my testimony to those of...
Margaret E. Hamann
It is with the greatest pleasure that I submit my testimony...
Frank S. Hornbeck
Before Christian Science was brought to my notice I...
Jean C. Green
Seven years ago I learned what it means to "trust in the...
W. J. Cantonwine
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In gratitude to God for all the blessings which have...
Caroline A. Breadner
MARION COOK STOW
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