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FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
"Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us" Eccl. 1:10. Certainly the account of one person's search for an understanding of God is not new. But perhaps some reader, someone who may be shaken by loss of faith, will be touched by a brief recollection. It is offered, not as something definitive but simply as an account of how one person did begin to find satisfying answers, through Christian Science, to the deeper questions about existence.
Shortly after the Second World War, my closest friend went to Europe to work in a camp for displaced persons. She sent me weekly detailed letters about the people she was with—the histories of their suffering and despair as well as of their courage and remarkable hope.
I was in college and impatient to do something specific to help. But even more critical was the yearning to understand what had gone so terribly wrong with the good world I believed in. How could such suffering prevail if there was a God?
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Discipline based on the oneness of Mind
SUSAN G. TERRELL
Youth, and finding what life is all about
GEOFFREY J. BARRATT
I don't want to miss
SCOTT LAURIN SCHNEBERGER
Good—multiplied and sustained by Love
RUTH ELIZABETH STACKHOUSE
Gifts that bless
HELEN R. CONROYD
Making room in the inn
ELAINE R. FOLLIS
The Christian touch
MARTHA SAGE VANG
Friendships that cannot be lost
Burden or blessing?
CAROLYN B. SWAN
In the Bible, in the first chapter of Genesis,...
ALICE SARAH AUSTEN
With a heart full of gratitude for Christian Science, I wish...
At one time when my vacation began, I eagerly took on a...
PAUL RICHARD HAIN