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I can but faintly express the joy, peace, and comfort that...
I can but faintly express the joy, peace, and comfort that Christian Science has brought into my life. When it was first presented to me ten years ago, I was indeed most miserable physically and mentally. A friend offered me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy to read and I accepted it with a sense of curiosity. I had a desire to read the book to see what was in it, not with a thought that anything anyone could read would ever heal disease; but I became interested in the reading and took great care to compare the Scriptural quotations with the references in the Bible, using a dictionary to assure myself that Mrs. Eddy gave the right interpretations of words relative to God. As I read, different ailments left me, such as weak eyes, chronic bowel disorder, and pain in the back.
Still I could not believe that reading had brought about the change, so I decided to commence at the beginning and read carefully to see if there was not some formula that I had overlooked which might have produced the change; but as I read other ailments disappeared until, when I had read the book through twice, I was satisfied that in some way reading it did heal. I continued to read in different chapters for another month. During this time neither my husband nor any of my relatives knew I was reading the book. I would even hide it when I heard the kind friend who lent it to me coming down the stairs, and when she would try to induce me to talk on the subject I would avoid it; but when my health became better and my disposition so changed, I was so full of joy I could no longer keep still. Revealing the cause of the change and the hope that was within me created quite a stir for some time, but this gradually diminished, as it was seen that Christian Science was a practical religion and that I was trying to make use of it. I have the grateful remembrance that my husband acknowledged the good Christian Science had done me, and often recommended it to others.
I am especially grateful to our dear Leader for her unselfish labor and devotion to mankind, and for the establishing of the Christian Science movement that all may avail themselves of its teachings. My only purpose is to try daily to be a better student and a more useful servant in the Father's vineyard.—(Mrs.) Sadie Adams, Iola, Kan.
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Name as Character or Nature
The Wednesday Evening Offering
"On upward wing"
ROBERT C. BRYANT
To say or imply that Christian Science is "made in...
Aaron E. Brandt
The contributor of "Talks on Health" is either ignorant...
Charles M. Shaw
A correspondent writes recently "that if God did not give...
George C. Eames
I believe the practice of calling on the churches to close...
Rev. F. C. Williams
Public health officials, according to a Columbus press...
A correspondent writes that "Christian Scientists are...
Leaven and its Perversion
William P. McKenzie
Ella W. Hoag
with contributions from Fred J. Stevens, Perry Reetler, G. Allison Holland, O. H. Wilcox, George E. Fuller, F. W. Fearnsides, Benjamin R. Kobey, O. B. Baldwin, Warren C. Klein, Ruth B. Ewing, J. W. Jones, W. C. Blackburn
Having been the recipient of many blessings through the...
Howard G. Dirlam
My life up to the time I found Christian Science was...
It is now more than twenty years since the light of...
C. Lilias Ramsay
Some six years ago I suffered from a state of extreme exhaustion,...
My first healing through Christian Science came when...
With a grateful heart I give this testimony...
B. E. Parker
Christian Science was presented to me over twenty years...
Emma B. Westcott
I want to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
Julia M. Stahl
It is with pleasure that I send my testimony of the...
Lizzie Myler Angell
Christian Science has been to me during ten years a...
Florence Foote King
Signs of the Times
with contributions from A. J. Gordon