In the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...

In the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, on page 490, we read, "Will-power is but a product of belief, and this belief commits depredations on harmony;" and farther on: "Will—blind, stubborn, and headlong—cooperates with appetite appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good."

Little I would have believed the above statements some ten years ago, for I had purchased a book on will-power; but I never studied its contents, although I had a slight knowledge of its teachings and fully expected to make a through study at a future date. In the meantime a relative came to spend the week-end with me, and during the course of our conversation he mentioned Christian Science and said that he was then under treatment for his eyes. Now up to this time I cannot recall ever having heard of this faith, and knew nothing whatsoever about it. Being of a critical turn of mind I felt it my duty to belittle this religion and to inform this relative of his great mistake in not studying the book I owned. He patiently forbore with me, and kindly explained the little he knew of Christian Science. We debated on this subject until two o'clock Sunday morning, I still maintaining that my book on will-power was far superior to his book on Christian Science.

But the seed was sown. The following week I found that an old friend of the family (much to my surprise) had been interested in Christian Science for years. I lost little time in calling on him. He told me more of this wonderful new-old religion, and thoughtfully lent me a copy of Science and Health, which I read through. A short time later I disposed of the will-power book and purchased the Christian Science text book, which I deem my best investment to this day.

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Testimony of Healing
I am giving this testimony in deepest gratitude to God...
August 11, 1928

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