I did not become interested in Christian Science through...

I did not become interested in Christian Science through any physical healing; in fact, I knew practically nothing of its healing efficacy, but was seeking a religion. After purchasing "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I put it away in a drawer for over a year, during which time we passed through a very trying experience under medical treatment. Then I decided to bring Science and Health from its hiding place and read it, because I had heard someone say it would help me to overcome fear.

When I started to read I thought it was very beautiful, until I reached page 120, where Mrs. Eddy says, "Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health." This statement caused much disturbance in my thinking, for it entirely reversed all my former beliefs, as I had been taught to look to matter and to depend upon the action of matter for health; but I determined to read on, praying that I might understand more. In my study of Christian Science for the past eighteen years I have learned to "look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality" (ibid., p. 261).

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