[Original in German]

I learned about Christian Science when a friend brought The Herald of Christian Science,...

I learned about Christian Science when a friend brought The Herald of Christian Science, German Edition, to our home. I wondered what Christian Science really signified. I read the Herald and other copies after that first one. I always read the testimonies of healing first; but I could not believe there was actually healing today like this.

I was brought up in a Christian home where the Bible was read every day. My parents went to church regularly and saw to it that we children attended Sunday School. When I began to go to school, the first hour of each school day was devoted to religious instruction; and when the time came for me to be confirmed, I was pretty well versed in the Bible, the hymnal, and the catechism. However, I had never heard anything of Christian Science. And here I was reading in the Herald that the sick were healed through prayer in this religion. Also, a book was often mentioned that gave an understanding of God through which the sick were healed; some were healed just by reading it.

The question now arose, "Is this true; is there really such a thing?" Then I spoke with our friend, asking him how the sick were healed by reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I said to him, "I would like to see this book"; and he replied that I should not only see it but read it, and that he would buy it for me.

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December 26, 1977

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