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I want to send an undying wave of gratitude throughout...
I want to send an undying wave of gratitude throughout the world for complete deliverance from the blackest mental night, solely through the study of Christian Science and its interpretation of the Bible, together with loyal help given me by a practitioner of Christian Science.
From boyhood I had read the Bible; but I was unable to accept a denominational presentation of it, because in the light of such the Bible promised salvation from human troubles conditionally. After attending ten different denominational churches, and traveling in this country to hear many well-known preachers, my mental condition was one of utter despair. I had also read many theological books, but found in them no practical aid to salvation. Gratitude, however, is due to Christian friends for kindness shown to me during this period, and for their many efforts to help me.
Eleven years ago a complete mental breakdown resulted, and, after personal appeals to several ministers of religion, I ruminated that my concept of religion seemed in my dilemma only an irritating theory, which mocked me in my extremity. I suffered acutely from fear, insomnia, and internal troubles, for which I took drugs, underwent massage and other treatment in a nursing home, and was finally ordered therefrom—by a specialist—to London, the hope being that by endeavoring to concentrate my thought on its varieties I might regain my equilibrium. Not one of these forms of treatment gave me mental relief, although I received kind and earnes attention from my friends and medical advisers. I returned to my work, after six months of idleness, in a very unstable state, and resolved not to think seriously about anything. I put the Bible away, let religion go, but never abandoned the thought that God was to be understood.
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The Mother Church
MAMIE DELL FRISBIE
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ROY E. BIGNALL
ETHEL CHALLENOR INCE
MARIE HELENE ELISABETH JANICKE
E. HOWARD HOOPER
Meekness and Might
Physical healing is not the primary object of the Christian Science...
Charles E. Heitman, Committee on Publication for the State of New York,
Christian Science is based entirely on the understanding...
Rowland R. Hughes, Committee on Publication for India,
Evil has from the beginning desired only to be let alone
Douglas L. Edmonds, Committee on Publication for Southern California,
Christian Science, when intelligently and understandingly...
Harry K. Filler, Committee on Publication for the State of Ohio,
The sincere inquirer will naturally turn to an authentic...
Mrs. Alice T. Caruthers, Committee on Publication for the State of West Virginia,
By birth, education, native endowment, and training born...
Harry L. Rhodes, Committee on Publication for the State of Kansas,
Rise and Rejoice
MARGARET T. CAMPBELL
Channels of Good
Albert F. Gilmore
Unity Among Brethren
Ella W. Hoag
Christian Science, the Comforter
From the Directors
The Christian Science Board of Directors
with contributions from Francis T. Dodge
I wish to thank God, thank Him with all my heart, for...
Minnie Hahn with contributions from Friedrich Hahn
"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great...
Marga Dahl Belledeu
About two years ago, when coming from school, I felt...
With deepest gratitude to God and to Mary Baker Eddy...
Paul J. Walther
I write this testimony with my heart filled with joy for...
Marcus M. Swenson
ELISABETH G. ROBINSON