From early girlhood I had been a church member, but...

From early girlhood I had been a church member, but sought in vain the spiritual illumination which I craved. It was this, rather than a hope of physical healing, which finally impelled me to make a serious effort to learn the truth as revealed in Science and Health.

My early training was lacking in discipline, my mother having yielded to my caprices mainly because our family physician had impressed her with the thought that I must be humored owing to a weak and sickly condition, consequently I grew to young womanhood with impaired health and a wilful disposition. Later a great sorrow came into my life, and neither the teachings of the church to which I belonged nor the pastor to whom I went for comfort could supply my spiritual needs; so I left the church of my youth, thought never ceasing to pray to be led to the light.

Testimony of Healing
It is with a sense of deep gratitude to God that I give this...
March 24, 1917

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