[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of May 12—14 in the radio series, "How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over approximately 700 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. 400 - The Redeeming Effects of Understanding God

SPEAKER: Sometimes in looking over the past, people feel there's little ahead but futility and a lack of purpose. Such a frame of mind often leads to states of physical and moral bondage. Our guest today found himself in growing bondage to alcohol. We think you'll be interested in the way his life was changed once he found a satisfying understanding of God. His firsthand account is encouraging to those who may be in similar circumstances.

I'd like you to meet Richard Jorgenson, of Simsbury, Connecticut. Please tell us about it now, Mr. Jorgenson.

MR. JORGENSON: When I was a teen-ager, I decided to toss religion overboard. I wanted to know God, but nobody seemed able to tell me who or what God is. It was as simple as that. I started searching for my own answers, but the Bible wasn't clear to me. So I turned to psychology and philosophy, but there didn't seem to be anything consistent about them.

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