In an effort to persuade a sister who was becoming interested...

In an effort to persuade a sister who was becoming interested in Christian Science that it was a false religion, I read books opposed to this Science and consulted the pastor of my church. But I also read the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and to my astonishment discovered that this was the religion I had always longed to find.

I was greatly in need of physical healing, and one of my afflictions was a hernia, which appeared after a surgical operation for appendicitis in 1910. An operation for the hernia was undergone in 1911, but in a few months the condition reappeared. At the time I attended my first Christian Science service, in 1917, I was wearing a steel support for the hernia, and physicians had forbidden me to do any heavy physical work. I had been told that I should undergo another operation for hernia, although it was uncertain whether it would be any more successful than the previous one.

As I listened to the testimonies of healing in Christian Science, I decided that if this religion would heal the hernia from which I suffered, I should accept it as the truth. Still being somewhat skeptical, I searched the literature for a healing of such a condition, and when I discovered one I wrote to the testifier to make sure there really was such a person. A delightful correspondence resulted, and I went to a practitioner for treatment.

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Testimony of Healing
For about eighteen years I have been enjoying the blessings...
September 12, 1936

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