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I send this in grateful acknowledgment of the many...
I send this in grateful acknowledgment of the many blessings which have come to me through the study of that most wonderful book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, along with the Bible. It is quite impossible to express the joy and peace that I feel, for the spiritual awakening has been most wonderful. I am thankful that I live in these days of revelation, demonstration, and full salvation, and I thank our heavenly Father, who has given to our dear Leader the unction of the Holy Spirit, to lead us up to the pure ideal.
In October, 1903, my sister wrote to me from America, expressing a strong desire to have me with her, as she was living alone. I had been mistress in a manufacturer's warehouse in Sheffield for thirty-eight years, but I gave up my position, and in ten days from the receipt of my sister's letter I was safely landed in her home. We were both very much changed, as we had not seen each other for thirty years. My sister was a loyal Christian Scientist, and although I did not understand this teaching I would question and criticize. But the dear people of the local Christian Science church won my heart. I said to my sister one day that if Christian Science could heal me, so that I might put off my glasses, I would believe in it. She calmly replied that "all things are possible" to those who believe. I had worn two pairs of glasses for thirty-two years, and without them I was practically blind. However, the faithful study of Science and Health, with the Holy Bible, was my stronghold, and I did the work myself. At first every object seemed double, a most painful condition to sense, but I rested on our Leader's assurance that "divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494).
My demonstrations have been wonderful. The ills that have been met and overcome are an injured shoulder, through a fall from my wheel; dropsy; a skin affection; and rheumatism, which was healed instantly. Financial difficulties also have been met, and I am pleased to say that divine Love has used me in the healing of others. In 1904 my first copy of Science and Health was presented to me by some dear Christian Science friends in Evanston, Ill., where my sister resided, and this book I found to be a mine of gold. Hungering and thirsting after righteousness. I continued to dig away. I felt like the man who found treasure in a field. When I left England my other sisters were disconsolate, but I said, "I am only going on a mission, and when it is ended I will come home again." In time a deep yearning to see them again took hold of me, and God bade me, as it were, go over and help them.
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WHAT CONSTITUTES HEALING
CLARENCE W. CHADWICK.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THE SCRIPTURAL HEALING
THE LENS OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
EDITH BINGHAM DITTEMORE.
HORACE H. THAYER, JR.
THE PRESENT POSSIBILITY OF PERFECTION
GORHAM H. WOOD.
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
What is described as "the policy of telling a deluded...
Christian Scientists have nothing but respect for those...
William J. Bonnin
Our critic is candid enough to admit the fact (which...
Our critic speaks of the "cheap dismissal" of pain and...
Charles M. Shaw
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from Committee, Dan Lyon
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
MRS. EDDY'S HISTORY
Mary Baker Eddy
THE PROMISE TO THE CHILDREN
Annie M. Knott
NOT A SPARROW FALLETH
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Lucy E. Doe, Meredith Perry Chase, Alice H. Sparks, Estelle Price, Luella Fanning, Mollie E. Walch, Geo. H. Stewart, Rachel Stewart, Edward W. Dickey, E. J. Simpson
with contributions from Minnie Maxfield Sands, Charles A. Dean, F. A. Mocatta
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
B. T. Hardcastle
After many years of waiting, I desire to add my testimony...
Frank B. Homans
With a heart full of gratitude I testify to the healing...
Alice M. Brown
I wish to express gratitude for my healing, which is now...
It is with deep gratitude that I make this statement of...
Lida M. Carter
For year I was subject to severe attacks of rheumatism,...
Charles A. Michener
Although brought up in the Christian faith, and led by...
Gustav Erhard with contributions from Louise Erhard
After a long hard struggle in my Christian faith, praying...
It is with deepest thankfulness to God, and gratitude to...
I wish to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science...
IN LOVE I LIVE
EDMUND K. GOLDSBOROUGH, JR.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from John Hunter, Anson R. Graves, Clayton R. Bowen, William McKinley