Christian Science was brought to my attention nearly...

Christian Science was brought to my attention nearly twenty years ago, and I was the first man to accept it in the city in which I then resided. I purchased my first copy of Science and Health when it was published in two volumes and before it came into use as a text-book to any extent in Illinois, except possibly here in Chicago. The weekly meetings were held in a private residence, and I was the only man present. I recall that some of my friends sought to ridicule me for identifying myself with a movement which was confined almost exclusively to women at that time; but this did not deter me in the least, for whenever I met with these faithful pioneers in the Christian Science movement, less than a dozen in number, I realized that I was in good company.

I pursued the subject far enough to convince me that Christian Science is true, and I made some progress in the healing; but I was absorbed in the exacting duties connected with the publication of a daily newspaper, and thought I could not spare the time that it was necessary to give to Christian Science. So, through neglect, I soon drifted back to the starting-point, and continued in the backward course, getting farther and farther away from this healing truth.

Seven years ago I united with Third Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city, took up the subject in earnest, and have since applied myself to it with the success my limited understanding would permit. I find that with the aid of Christian Science I do my work in much less time and with far greater ease than I ever did before, and this gives me ample time to attend service regularly, study the Lesson-Sermon daily, read all the Christian Science publications, including the Monitor, and still have leisure for some other things which interest me.

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Testimony of Healing
As I look back over the last three years and see the steady...
May 23, 1914

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