About sixteen years ago, when I...

About sixteen years ago, when I was looking for some English literature in my grandfather's library, I found a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The more I read it, the more my interest was awakened, and I took the book home with me for further reading. Two years later, on a visit to England, a friend of my family's who was a Christian Science practitioner invited me to attend a service in a Church of Christ, Scientist, and talked to me of God. Up to this time it was the high moral standard of this religion which appealed to me most, and I liked the idea of God as Principle and Love.

The Second World War put an end to communications with friends abroad. In 1941, when in enemy territory during a close fight, I was shot through my right arm. I felt intense pain and fell back into the dark, and when the enemy advanced further I was about to give myself up. And then and there I remembered some of the truths I had heard and read long ago in Science and Health, and I became aware of God's presence and power to save me. Suddenly there was no more pain in my arm, and in the morning I found myself in safety. My arm was completely healed within four weeks, instead of three months as predicted by the doctors.

Testimony of Healing
It is with deepest gratitude that...
December 1, 1951

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