In 1912 I was led to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,"...

In 1912 I was led to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Eddy, to see if there was hope through it to save the life of a member of our family, who was then critically ill. I had not read many pages until I came to the conclusion that this was the most marvelous book I had ever read. It upset my entire religious education. While I resented the constant references to sin, sickness, and death as being healed through Christian Science, still I thought it was the most sane interpretation of the Bible I had ever read, although I was educated for the ministry, and owned almost every known commentary on the Scriptures. I had taught Bible classes, and almost every grade of Sunday school class, yet I soon came to the conclusion I had not known anything about the real meaning of Bible truth. On second reading of the book my theological education was reversed and I came to understand somewhat of God, man, and the marvels of a spiritual creator and creation. During this process of transformation I found myself healed of neuralgic headaches that I had been subject to, almost weekly, for over fifty years; and was also healed of a severe form of muscular rheumatism; also of pyorrhea, on which I had spent much time and money with dental specialists. I will not detail the suffering from these troubles, nor the amount of drugs and medications used for only temporary relief. These healings, and several minor ones, resulted from the transformation of my thought through the reading of Science and Health.

I am surely grateful for these physical healings, as they are a proof of the truth revealed in Christian Science, but I am most grateful for the transformation of character through a better knowledge of God and salvation. Mrs. Eddy says, "The emphatic purpose of Christian Science is the healing of sin" (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 2). And it seems to me impossible to study her books in conjunction with the Bible, and make an honest effort to practice the teaching, without reformation following. To say that I am grateful for having been led to become a student of Christian Science, the wonderful key to the Scriptures, is but to acknowledge my great debt to Christian Science. The knowledge of God as revealed in Science and Health has met every need of our home during these years without a drug, or even a drink of water as a medicine.—J. S. Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

My desire for a clearer understanding of God and for a religion that seemed more practical led me to an investigation of Christian Science. I read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Eddy, through but did not grasp the meaning of it, and so I started to read it the second time. Before I had read very far I began to understand the Principle, Love, upon which it is based. And then it dawned upon me that I had been depending upon human mind instead of divine Mind for a foundation upon which to build my life. This convinced me that I had found that which I so greatly desired and needed, and so I began a daily study of Mrs. Eddy's writings and also became a regular attendant at the Christian Science church services.

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Testimony of Healing
I am most grateful for Christian Science for all that it...
March 11, 1922

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