I did not come into Christian Science because of any...

I did not come into Christian Science because of any physical need, but through the need of a religion. In early youth I attended intermittently a church whose teachings dwelt on the so-called intellectual phase of living rather than on the spiritual, and which, needless to say, did not in the least satisfy my spiritual hunger. In my home I was taught to pray and to believe in God, but to what I was praying continually puzzled me.

Soon after my marriage a friend gave me a copy of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, but still being in bondage to the belief of intellect and not having found the book classed with the "best literature" of the day, I never even turned its pages, but packed it away in my trunk. A few years later, during a period of enforced retirement, I picked up a copy of the above-mentioned book, which was lying on a table in the home in which I was then staying; and the first sentence on which my eye fell arrested my attention. From that time on this book has been my constant companion. I had found my God; I had found a logical, satisfying, and truly spiritual religion.

Healings of innumerable forms of error have taken place in our family, and it is with deepest gratitude that I offer this testimony to the ever-present availability of Christian Science. Our two children, who have now grown to maturity, have known only the attendance of the great Physician, and have always received the desired help. One member of our family was healed of a bowel trouble in its severest form, a condition which, under any other treatment, would have spelled operation. Jaundice has been healed in our home, also ptomaine poisoning so extreme that the patient was expected to pass on, and grippe, sprained ankle, sick headaches, and other physical disorders too numerous to mention. In the state of Illinois the law requires a physician to be present at childbirth. When our last child was born, thought was so uplifted through the clear work of the practitioner, and the birth was so quick and harmonious, that the attending physician remarked, "It is miracle to a medical man." Through seasons of financial stress, Christian Science has proved a guide and stay, and although at times the clouds appeared lowering, the need has always been met.

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Testimony of Healing
When I first began to attend the Christian Science...
November 2, 1935

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