Words seem inadequate to tell of the marvels which have...

Words seem inadequate to tell of the marvels which have come to me during the last few years through a little understanding of the Science of Christianity. For eleven years I was constantly ailing, and for the last six years of that period was seriously ill, in bed most of the time, nearly always suffering intensely. The trouble began with tubercular disease of the mesentery glands, followed by inflammation of the stomach and bowels, ulceration of the liver, extreme nervous exhaustion, etc., one ailment following another until I was in despair of ever knowing health again. During this time I had thirty-four doctors, some from the continent, and had tried every remedy that my husband or I could hear of. The first to prove useless were drugs, then one after another all failed, — nature cures, electric and magnetic treatment, etc., — until there seemed nothing else to try, and for the last fourteen months I was in bed, just waiting and hoping to die.

Finally, an unknown friend asked to see me. She came and left her copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," asking me to read it. I agreed, feeling too weak to dispute the matter, although full of prejudice against the subject; but as soon as I began to read the book I felt every word was true. I continued with the greatest eagerness, and could not read fast enough to satisfy the craving for more understanding of what I knew to be the vital truth. After four days, when I was nearly half through the book, I felt very restless, and it dawned on me that I was feeling so much energy and returning vitality that I needed something to do. I therefore called my nurse and told her I wanted to get up. From that day, health has persistently returned, sometimes with big strides, sometimes slowly.

Constantly during that first reading I found myself laughing aloud with happiness, so unutterably beautiful was the revelation it brought me. Surely Science and Health is the most wonderful book that has ever been written, for without it the Bible, on which it is based and which it explains, has come to have but little meaning for many. It was only eight months after my first apprehension of the truth of Christian Science that I went to Germany to investigate a new system of musical education. There I had an active time, full of opportunities for learning God-reliance, for I lived with strangers and could speak no German.

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Testimony of Healing
Our son was afflicted for a period of four years with severe...
September 12, 1914

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