Although Christian Science was...

Although Christian Science was not unknown to me, my grandmother having been interested in it for many years, I knew practically nothing about its teachings until I began to study it about ten years ago. At that time my husband and I became acquainted with some students of this Science, and when I was offered The Christian Science Journal and the Sentinel to read, I accepted them out of courtesy. I know now that that was the turning point in my life. As I read these periodicals, I had a great desire to know more about Christian Science, and a few months later a relative lent me the textbook, Science and Health.

At that time I was under the care of a physician for a severe gall bladder condition which had troubled me for over three years, and for which I was taking several different kinds of medicine. Yet when I began the study of Christian Science it was not with the desire to be healed of anything. I was satisfied to read the textbook, and was so absorbed in it that I could scarcely put it down or think of anything else. The statements of truth which I read so filled my consciousness that I forgot to take my medicine, nor have I taken medicine for any other trouble since then. I was healed completely of both the gall bladder trouble and the use of medicine. It was some time, however, before I recognized the latter healing.

Shortly after this I suffered an attack of quinsy, and for the first time I asked help from a practitioner. I was taken to see her, and despite the fact that I was very weak, suffering from a fever, and could not speak, I accepted her invitation to attend a Christian Science lecture that afternoon. When I returned home from the lecture I seemed much worse, and lost consciousness for a time. When I came to, however, all pain and fever were gone, and in a few days every symptom of the trouble had disappeared. There has never been any return of this difficulty, although previously I had had at least one attack each year which confined me to bed for several days.

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Testimony of Healing
Gratitude for what Christian Science...
February 15, 1947

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