I had a wonderful, spiritually uplifting experience...

I had a wonderful, spiritually uplifting experience that was totally unexpected and that brought me into Christian Science. I had been brought up in a church school of another denomination, and I will always be grateful for the Sunday School training and required Bible study I received, for these gave me a firm foundation in Christianity.

Early in my married years and while I was an active member of that church, the ritual of the church services lost all appeal for me. I left the denomination that I had valued since childhood. Along the way I became involved in an offshoot religion for a period of ten years.

One evening a woman whom I had never met but who came to my house after she had been recommended as a baby sitter, put a copy of The Christian Science Journal into my hands. She said, "Perhaps you would like to read this." I thanked her but thought to myself, "I'll never read that." However, a few weeks later I picked up the magazine and began to read. Almost immediately I realized that this was what I had been seeking. There was a significant difference between Christian Science and the religion I had previously embraced. I saw the revolutionary teaching of Christian Science that exposed material sense testimony as unreliable and unreal. I knew that I had found the "pearl of great price." Membership in The Mother Church and a branch church followed in the proper course of time.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
This testimony is long overdue
February 3, 1986

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.