Christian Science came into my...

Christian Science came into my life when I suggested to the young woman whom I was planning to marry and who has since become my wife that I investigate her religion in the hope that I could accept it as my own. I had no strong religious connection myself and felt that religious harmony was a good foundation on which to build a successful marriage. The young woman was a Christian Scientist, and I borrowed her copy of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and began reading it. Also I began attending services in a Church of Christ, Scientist.

After several months of study, I experienced a physical healing so remarkable that my acceptance of this great truth as the pearl of great price was immediate and wholehearted. My hands had been severely burned, and I was in great pain. However, instead of turning to medicine as would previously have been my custom in a situation of this kind, I reached for the Christian Science textbook, feeling that I must find out for myself whether or not there was any truth in the claims of healing of which I had read and heard. After I had been reading for some time, the pain stopped, and I proceeded about the business of the day. My hands were bandaged, but at no time did I resort to any form of medical aid.

The healing took three weeks. But before it was accomplished, I was presented with many mortal mind pictures, including the opinion of a physician friend that I would never again have the use of my hands. Within a month, however, there was no sign of a burn, scar, or disfigurement of any kind on either hand. It would be impossible to describe the gratitude which I feel for this healing, which was accomplished solely by the study of Science and Health.

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Testimony of Healing
I am very grateful that the Discoverer...
May 25, 1957

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