Nothing I can say or write could express my deep appreciation...

Nothing I can say or write could express my deep appreciation of Christian Science and the truths I have learned through the study of that wonderful book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Like many thousands of others I have cause to love, honor, and revere the name of that noble soldier of the cross, Mrs. Eddy, whose life was so pure, whose love for God and humanity so deep, and whose thought so exalted, that God chose her as the channel for the most helpful revelation of Truth ever revealed to humanity since the time that Christ Jesus walked on this planet and taught and practised this same truth.

For years I was bitterly opposed to Christian Science, or rather to my own false conception of it. I thought myself well informed as to its fundamentals, having read the newspaper comments and criticisms on the subject. I had talked with ministers about it, and a short time before had attended a church service in which an evangelist who purported to explain in part what Christian Science is and what its teachings are, most bitterly denounced Mrs. Eddy and her text-book.

For about seventeen years I was prominently connected with a religious organization in this city, my time being entirely given up to this work. I was fully consecrated to God's service; my only desire was to do good and to help others. I was sincere in my efforts to be what I considered a true Christian should be, and in trying to live as nearly like Jesus as I knew how. Notwithstanding my earnest efforts and my loyalty to the so-called orthodox doctrine, I had sometimes wondered why so little good was accomplished among those I was trying to help. I lived a consistent life, loved the Bible, and prayed as earnestly as I knew how; still there was something lacking—what it was I knew not. I wanted to know the truth and to be a channel of blessing to others, and so turned to the Bible, reading and rereading the teachings of Jesus. I prayed with all the earnestness of one seeking spiritual light, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, for a true understanding of God.

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Testimony of Healing
It was nine years from the time I first took treatment in...
November 11, 1916

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