I took up Christian Science over eleven years ago principally...

I took up Christian Science over eleven years ago principally with the hope that I would find through it the right outlook on life, the peace and harmony which I knew should belong to us. When I was just a girl, after refusing to join different churches because of their beliefs and rules, I took up the study of psychology, autosuggestion, will-power, and similar subjects in a search for some real foundation, for rules that could always be depended upon; but my search proved to be in vain, and I came to the conclusion that if there was the truth about real Life, surely it could be found in the Bible; so I immediately started with Genesis to make a study thereof. Of course, my study proved to be more or less material, and I soon arrived at the conclusion that the authors of the Bible were just human beings, and, consequently, the Bible merely a book of history.

At that time I gave up my search for a foundation of absolute rules and decided always to be governed by a law of my own, namely, always to do that which to myself seemed the nearest right under the circumstances. That helped my conscience, but did not aid where the actions of others were concerned; and gradually I came to the conclusion that either I was all wrong or else the whole world was. At that time I turned to Christian Science, about which I knew nothing except that its followers did not have doctors or believe in medicine; and I felt at once I had found what I had been looking for, and began the study of it.

Since that time I have experienced the healing of pleurisy, appendicitis, influenza, and many smaller difficulties. One of more recent date I believe to have been a fracture of a bone in my little toe, caused by my horse jumping on it. For three months I was unable to wear a shoe. During my mental work on this problem, as on all others, I found numerous other problems met as well as more understanding gained.

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Testimony of Healing
About six years ago, I was awakened about two o'clock...
December 8, 1928

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