Becoming a little curious regarding Christian Science, I...

Becoming a little curious regarding Christian Science, I was led to ask the loan of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, from a friend, knowing she had several copies in her home. Instead of lending it, she asked if I would not like to possess a copy as a gift; and my reply in the affirmative brought the book. I began to study it solely because its teachings were very spiritual and seemed to satisfy a long-felt want to know God better. I had need of healing, having been a semi-invalid for about twelve years, as the result of eight or nine operations, one major and the others minor; but as I had never heard anything regarding the healing which the understanding of this Science brings about, I had no faith in that part of it. As I studied and prayed for more enlightenment, I began to lose some of the extreme nervousness I was being doctored for, and eventually all nervousness disappeared as I progressed with this wonderful study; and I am now experiencing health, activity, spiritual uplifting, and peace such as I had never deemed possible. Among the errors to be overcome were loss of appetite, insomnia, extreme sensitiveness, fear, chronic colds, coryza, deep depression, and constipation; and I was so nervous that nothing seemed to work right physically. I am so grateful that through persistent study and prayer I have overcome all that seemed to bother me; and I have since joyously witnessed the healing of my mother, who had a valvular leakage of the heart for forth years, high blood pressure, and difficulty in breathing. This healing also came about through persistent reading of the textbook.

I have witnessed many healings in our family, of hemorrhage of the nose, pneumonia, influenza, ptomaine poisoning, grief, melancholia, muscular sprains. I am very grateful to God, to Christ Jesus, and to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for this great truth that is a panacea for all human ills. I am also grateful for the understanding and ability to see man in God's image and likeness, as this is enabling me to overcome the arguments of material sense.

(Mrs.) Grace M. Ackerson, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

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