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Like the majority I came to Christian Science when it...
Like the majority I came to Christian Science when it became clear to me there was no other avenue of escape from material bondage. To mortal sense I was in a desperate state. I had become addicted to the liquor habit at a very early age and it secured a terrible hold upon me. Although I had taken the two best known material cures in this country, one of them twice, they afforded me no permanent relief and I would break out in periodical spells worse than ever. I had been helped by Christian Science treatment many years before, but ungratefully turned away from it. Seven years ago, after a period of despondency and drinking which nearly finished me, I realized that Christian Science was my only hope and turned to it in earnest. At this time I was a heavy user of tobacco, having what the doctors call a "tobacco heart." Christian Science has entirely healed me, and it is needless to say that neither liquor nor tobacco has touched my lips for the past seven years.
For years I had been troubled with sleeplessness. At times for night after night I got very little sleep, but this ailment has also left me. I had a rupture of over twenty years' standing and the doctors told me nothing but an operation would rid me of it and that I was endangering my life in not having it attended to; but after studying Science a few months this trouble disappeared, leaving no weakness whatever. I must also mention the spiritual uplift that has come to me, and the overcoming of sorrow at the passing on of the one nearest me. The Bible used to mean nothing to me. I failed to see anything in it that was interesting or that could save mankind from its distresses; but now its pages are illumined and I love to study and ponder it.
I could go on indefinitely telling what this wonderful Science has done for me in the way of overcoming anger, malice, hate, self-will, pride, fear, and other forms of selfishness, all of which must fall before the power of Truth. I am indeed grateful to the heroic woman whose purity and noble self-sacrifice were the means of this new-old religion being again revealed to a suffering world. I am likewise grateful for the privilege of class instruction, which has enabled me to progress much more rapidly than before; and for all the opportunities I now have of serving God and my fellow man. I am grateful, too, for our periodicals, which help to keep me in the straight and narrow way.
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Love and Fear
Healing through Truth
LUELLA M. MAC ARTHUR
A Flood Tide of Love
"Lord, teach us to pray"
EUGENIE PAUL JEFFERSON
"Could ye not watch?"
L. D. CRABTREE
SALLIE E. TABOR
The kindly and tolerant thought toward Christian Science,...
W. Stuart Booth
Christian Science has awakened the human consciousness...
Willis D. McKinstry
Our critic says, "We do not dispute for a minute as to...
Willard J. Welch
Symptoms of Recovery
William P. McKenzie
Ella W. Hoag
with contributions from Anna G. Herring, Ervin E. Eldridge, Elmer E. Nordwall, Stirling Horner, Elmer B. Sanford, Oliver S. Brown, Frederick P. Burrall, James Stratton Taylor, Kate E. Thew, E. G. Bradley, Harold L. Ransom, Percie Proctor
Christian Science has meant everything to me, and it is...
Mary Seymour Stryker
It is now over five years since I took up the study of...
A. Holzman with contributions from Dorah Holzman Merz
All that I am, and all that I possess, I owe entirely to the...
Reginald J. Chandler
In 1901 I went to Oregon for a change of climate because...
For many years I was an earnest seeker after truth, and...
I am thankful to have the privilege of adding my testimony...
Ezra S. Wenrich
It is with sincere gratitude that I give this testimony
Lucy C. Osborn
I could not begin to enumerate the blessings Christian Science...
Garnett Johnson Pratt