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I feel very grateful for the knowledge I am gaining of...
I feel very grateful for the knowledge I am gaining of Christian Science. I went to my first Christian Science service in the Southport church in July, 1914, and was much impressed by the real worship and peace expressed. Several services were attended, yet it was difficult for me to grasp the teachings for some time, as I seemed to be surrounded with error of various forms, which to me appeared very real. I had much sick nursing to do, my mother being practically an invalid for over twenty-five years, and I as an only daughter was her constant companion and nurse. Slowly a little understanding was gained through earnest study of Science and Health, and of the Christian Science literature which was given to me by willing and helpful Scientists and for which I now thank all who helped me in this manner.
I did not seek physical healing, although greatly in need of it, but Christian Science appealed to me as a pure religion. Most of my study of Science and Health along with the Bible was done after retiring to bed late at night, as I was occupied all day with my mother. I would read until two or three in the morning and then daily try to put into practice as best I could what I learned. Eventually I realized that I must turn my thoughts from material things and seek to gain a higher understanding of my true being and man's at-one-ment with God, and learn to meet life aright on a spiritual, not a material, basis. Many seeming difficulties had to be battled with and I felt I had not the time to read sufficiently. Most beginners find that difficulty has to be overcome, for if we are to receive the blessings promised in the Bible we must do first things first, and not just live on, giving daily work in business or at home our first thought. Studying our Lesson every morning and studying it aright, we find ourselves much more refreshed and renewed spiritually to meet each day's problems, whatever their nature, and if we are faithful over the few things we shall be made rulers over many.
The Church of Christ, Scientist
FRANK H. SPRAGUE
Joy Overcomes Sorrow
FLORENCE E. B. DONALDSON
Giving of Testimony
COLIN RÜCKER EDDISON
ETHEL M. MC CANDLESS
CAPT. GEOFFREY WILKINSON
The comments on Christian Science by a doctor of divinity...
Judge Clifford P. Smith
A local revivalist makes the charge that the fad and sham...
William E. Krupp
A clergyman as reported in the Graphic, speaking of Christian Science,...
Charles W. J. Tennant
It is no mean undertaking for a scholastic theologian to...
Robert S. Ross
EMMA VIOLA WHEELER
Choosing the Better Part
William D. McCrackan
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from Alfred T. Child, Campbell MacCulloch, W. V. Wells, Francis Eagle Clarke, Albert Cope Stone, Henry Deutsch, Anna S. Brown
When I first heard of Christian Science many years ago, it...
Florence Eveleigh Fitz-Gerald with contributions from John W. Bedrang, Anna M. Bedrang
So much of help and encouragement has been received...
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
A. L. Johnston
Reared in a Christian home and at an early age having...
Georgia A. Vancil
This testimony is sent in grateful acknowledgment of what...
Eleven years ago Christian Science healed my mother, who...
Jessie Houseman Spitzley
For a considerable period in my youthful days I vaguely...
Louis B. Foley with contributions from C. C. Chandler
"Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity."
A. Le Roy Van Ornum
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with contributions from Samuel Zane Batten, John A. Hutton, Simon Blocker, Daniel S. Tuttle