When Christian Science was first presented to me I knew...

When Christian Science was first presented to me I knew intuitively that it was the long-sought truth, yet I would not accept it. I studied psychology, philosophy, medical theories, and comparative religions, in an effort to refute Christian Science. I deleted all the passages in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy which I found particularly objectionable to my way of thinking, and twice that textbook so angered me that I burned it.

By changing my attitude to one of childlike receptivity and daily studying the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, I was healed of the cigarette habit, social drinking, uncontrollable temper, romantic lying, catarrh, periodic bilious attacks with violent headaches, constipation, the need of wearing glasses, rheumatism, and severe tropical fever; and with the aid of two practitioners, I was also healed of appendicitis. All of these healings took place about four years ago, except the last three, which occurred about two years ago.

June 5, 1937

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