To anyone beginning the study...

To anyone beginning the study of Christian Science who is just a little fearful of what it really is, I should like to say, "'Prove all things; hold fast that which is good,' and you will not lose your reward." That is the beauty of Christian Science: we can prove it; then, we know it is the truth. I was warned against its doctrine by a minister, at a time when my husband was very ill and I was reaching out to God and praying to be led to make the right decision. I was fearful of Christian Science and how it might influence my husband. I am grateful to say that this influence has been wholly good; and what a joy, protection, and guidance it has proved to be!

I should like to relate the healing of a severe skull fracture caused by an automobile accident, when no hope of recovery was held out by physicians. Without the slight understanding of Christian Science which I possessed at the time of the accident I am sure I should never have regained consciousness. When the crash came my first thought was, "God is my Life." This thought came with such force and clear understanding that all fear left me. I regained consciousness enough to ask to be taken home, but, with many cuts and bruises, I was taken to a hospital before my identification was established. On the day of the accident my husband was out of town, and I was already in the hospital before he was located and the help of a Christian Science friend was obtained. X rays showed a basal fracture extending to the front. This was expected to be fatal. For two days I was unconscious, but as soon as I realized where I was I begged to be moved. Opposition was overcome, and one week from the time of the accident I was allowed to be moved by ambulance. Recovery was rapid after that. All mortal laws regarding aftereffects were annulled, and I was driving again within two weeks.

I should like to tell of the overcoming of the fear entertained by my family during this experience. They all knew the doctor's verdict and that nothing could be done for me materially, and my husband, reminding them of this, said that he knew Christian Science could heal me, and that the only way they could help was to loose me from their fears. My mother told me afterwards that he spoke with such firm conviction that all fear left her immediately.

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Testimony of Healing
I was reared in a deeply religious...
June 20, 1942

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