This testimony expresses in only a small way my appreciation...

This testimony expresses in only a small way my appreciation for Christian Science, for its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, and the activities of this great movement.

Christian Science was first brought to my attention in August, 1914. One of the first editions of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy was brought to a relative of mine by a friend who asked her to read it. I was a visitor in the home for a few days, and I picked up the book. After reading a few pages in the chapter which is entitled, "Science Theology, Medicine," I immediately saw that there was something more than I saw in the lines. I asked the one who brought me the book if she would take me to see someone who could talk on the subject, for she did not seem to know much about it, and I had never heard of it before.

She went with me to see a practitioner, whom I told of a condition which had troubled me from early childhood, supposedly the result of scarlet fever. I did not know the name of the difficulty at the time, for it had been kept from me; but the condition humiliated me, and embarrassed me very much; I had lost much time in school, and was very sensitive about it. I asked the practitioner if this condition could be cured, and she said, Yes. I then asked her for help, and she replied, "You go home and read Science and Health for a while, and then if you want help, come back." I went home, purchased a dictionary, and began to read the textbook, analyzing the sentences as in my school days. This I did for two months. During this time many minor conditions, such as constipation, nervousness, and impatience, were overcome. I then realized the value of this great truth. I purchased Science and Health, also Mrs. Eddy's other writings, including the Church Manual, and ascertained where I could attend the services in a branch church. Then I sought help for this specific condition, but the problem would reappear about every three months. I had become so fearful that it was habitual for me to say to myself, at these periods, Now is the time to watch yourself.

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When I first began to study Christian Science, many...
April 1, 1939

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