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My first reading of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...
My first reading of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy was not prompted by a search for health, but by a desire to know just what could be the nature of this philosophy. I had, for many years, been wandering through a maze of material reasoning in regard to the Bible and man's earthly existence. Feeling the need of a religious faith, I had attempted at different times to accept various creeds; but had always found that I could not agree, and so had rejected them. As a result of all this perplexity, I had finally reached the conclusion that since God had made man capable of sinning, He could not condemn him for following a natural inclination. The outcome of this was a tendency toward loose thinking and careless acting, which had brought about a despondent mental condition that was slowly but surely undermining health and mental poise.
In my reading of Science and Health I had expected to find an extravagant and far-fetched theory similar to some of the material philosophies I had read before. Instead, I was both surprised and delighted to find humble statements filled with spiritual truth, together with sound doctrine based on divine Love that carried with it an abundance of proof. There was nothing in the book with which I disagreed; therefore I found it necessary to begin to practice what I understood to be true. Immediately, I discontinued the use of medicine, which had been a regular habit with me for years. About a month later I found I had been completely healed of a digestive trouble which had been a source of much annoyance to me since childhood. This healing must have taken place at the time the book was first read, as I had made no effort to overcome the condition.
In the seven years that have followed, I have never resorted to materia medica, although during that time I have been healed of scarlet fever, a sprained ankle, severe throat trouble carrying symptoms of diphtheria, dog-bite, grief, and many other discordant conditions that mortal mind would have us believe attack us in the flesh. A condition of lack has been replaced by abundant supply. Despondency and unrest have changed to joy, happiness, and an harmonious sense of life, for which my gratitude can be expressed only by a greater effort to reflect more of that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus."
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The Joy of Recovery
CASSIUS M. LOOMIS
The Chosen People
HELEN HANCHETT WILLIAMS
HELEN LOCKE PALMER
"Count not time by years"
HELEN H. HIXON
The Father's Business is to do Good
HUGH STUART CAMPBELL
A Lesson from the Birds
Christian Science urges the return to primitive Christianity
Miss Olive Austin, Committee on Publication for Warwickshire, England,
The Christian Scientist's aim is to do good, to destroy sin,...
Peter B. Biggins, Committee on Publication for the Province of Alberta, Canada,
It is obvious, and experience has shown, that an unjust...
W. Stuart Booth, Committee on Publication for the State of Colorado,
The following statement is made by Mary Baker Eddy...
Miss Blanche Stievenard, Committee on Publication for Hertfordshire, England,
The distinction which Christian Science draws between...
Mrs. Gudrun G. Jensen, Committee on Publication for Norway,
The use of the word "science" in connection with the...
Fred B. Kerrick, Committee on Publication for Northern California,
Christian Science is in every way opposed to the use of...
Harry K. Filler, Committee on Publication for the State of Ohio,
All Things New
Albert F. Gilmore
Branch Church Membership
Ella W. Hoag
with contributions from Helene Jansen, Mary Holton, Harriet S. Rutter, William D. Gerbrich, William Leon Callaway, Leora Stewart, Harvey E. Ployer, William W. Bradshaw
About fifteen years ago my wife was prostrated upon a...
Henry J. Miller with contributions from Ella W. Miller
It is now twenty-three years since I first heard of Christian Science
Ellen M. D. Reilly
In August, 1917, I turned to Christian Science, not knowing...
H. Loraine Bekkelund
About three years ago I became interested in Christian Science...
Edith M. Sloneker
Seven years ago I first heard of Christian Science through...
Having experienced the benefits of Christian Science...
Harry J. Poole
MATTIE E. SIMPSON
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Coolidge, Ada Louise Comstock, C. E. Miller, Hughson