Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

Cheshire, England.

It was the Committee's privilege to read a paper approved by The Christian Science Board of Directors to two groups of non-Scientists, the first, a Toc H Group in Bebbington, Birkenhead, and the second, a branch of the Student Christian Movement at the Cheshire County Training College, Crewe. The first meeting was held in a loft over a stable on a bitterly cold evening in early January. So cold was the loft that overcoats had to be worn in spite of a brightly burning fire. Nevertheless, the small audience listened to the reading of the paper with the greatest interest, and afterwards expressed their gratitude for having had the opportunity of hearing something of the truth about Christian Science. Even greater interest was shown by the students at the Crewe College, who expressed their keen appreciation of the paper, and their pleasure on receiving copies of the Journal, Sentinel, and Monitor, which were presented to them.

The minister of a Unitarian chapel in Hyde borrowed from the Committee the Powell biography of Mrs. Eddy two days before he was due to speak to his Senior Men's Bible Class on "Christian Science." This address proved to be a very fair and friendly discourse, during which members of the class were advised to borrow Science and Health from the public library and read it for themselves. From the textbook he read (p. 1), "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God." Here he paused and remarked: "Now observe that it says 'reforms the sinner.' Most people think that Christian Science concerns itself only with healing the body. My reading of Science and Health, however, convinces me that Christian Scientists are as intent as any of us in overcoming sin." These remarks were the keynote of the whole of his address.

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