About twelve years ago, after a...

About twelve years ago, after a long period of illness, during which surgery and medicine failed to improve my state of health, I was left depressed and physically incapacitated. A friend, who had emerged from a very serious family disappointment and from physical illness through his study and application of Christian Science, came to my house one day, holding a small package under his arm. "I have the greatest thing in the world," he said. "Here, I want you to read this book." The book was the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

I was an ardent reader, constantly trying to find an answer to the perplexing problems of life I was going through; so I gladly accepted the textbook, but with the attitude that it was merely another treatise on the subject of religion. Not until later did I realize that it contained the truth which Jesus said would make free and that through the study of it was to be found my complete physical and mental healing.

As I read Science and Health slowly and carefully, I found myself getting stronger; and after a period of three months I was completely healed of all the weaknesses that had held me in bondage for years. I did not know that there were Christian Science churches or Christian Science practitioners. When I learned of the latter I visited a practitioner and asked for help in finding employment. In two weeks I found a position, and I efficiently fulfilled its requirements. This was something I had not been able to do in the past.

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Testimony of Healing
With a humble heart I add my...
June 5, 1954

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