[Following is the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of August 13—15 in the radio series, "How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over about 600 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 48 - Prayer Overcomes Allergies

On this program Gerald A. Berling of Gallon, Ohio, told of his own experience, as follows:

I am from England, but actually my story goes back to Belgium. I was living there in 1914 with my parents at the time of the First World War. We lost our home to the invading armies and had to return to England, where I volunteered for overseas service in the British Army. At that time I had a deep faith in God, but only a hazy understanding of Him. To this faith in God and the power of prayer I attributed several miraculous escapes from death under enemy fire. In the years following World War I, I frequently pondered these experiences.

Then I came to the United States and went into business. The feeling of dissatisfaction and unrest about religion continued. Then one day I happened to discuss my religious quandary with a business acquaintance. He gave me such a dear, logical, and practical definition of God that I asked him about his religion. He told me that he was a Christian Scientist. So through this friend I attended my first Christian Science service—a Wednesday testimony meeting. The healings that I heard described by people from all walks of life impressed me a great deal. Very soon after, I bought a copy of Mary Baker Eddy's book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and began to study it and find out just what this religion was about.

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