Many years ago, when I was a...

Many years ago, when I was a young man just entering the business world, Christian Science was recommended to me by a friend, and I was so astounded that he thought I needed to be healed that my prompt retort was, "It cannot heal anything." This statement I made without the slightest knowledge of what this Science was. I did not think there was anything wrong with me that needed healing, although I was very nervous and extremely fearful, wore glasses, bit my fingernails, and, generally speaking, was a very poor human specimen.

However, about three weeks later I cautiously went into a Christian Science Reading Room and asked the librarian for the book that heals. When she mentioned "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I thought that that must be it and bought a copy. One night weeks later, after retiring, I could not sleep, and about two o'clock in the morning I turned on the light, unwrapped this book, and opened it to the picture of Mrs. Eddy. I had removed my glasses on retiring, but I was able to see her face clearly and gazed upon its depth of beauty and love for some time, then turned to the chapter on Prayer. The first words I read were (ibid., p. 1): "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love."

Testimony of Healing
For many years I have had the...
September 23, 1950

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