Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the textbook of...

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the textbook of Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy, came into my life like a burst of light! I was a schoolgirl then, spending the summer on a farm with friends where I had been sent hoping my stay there would be a buildup of my health and strength. We were far from civilization, and at that time I was waiting for the arrival of some medicine—a prescription which was to be filled and sent me from a distant city.

But before the medicine reached me, Science and Health came. It was sent by a relative with the message, "I'm sure the truths in this book will heal." It was indeed a burst of light.

I began at once to read. The concept of God as boundless Life enveloping His children in love commenced to outshine the blackness in my thought of believing in a far-off God who hurls disease and pain at His children to test their ability to bear them. There was no one at hand to whom I could turn for answers to my questions. I had to find them in the book, and since then I've been glad of this. Each page brought a revelation of God's love.

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June 28, 1975

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