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Did you ever long for a friend to talk to about things close to your heart?
Most of us love to be with family and friends, hearing— no matter how often—their stories and exchanging ideas with them. But are we sometimes inclined to feel lonely— even abandoned—when they aren't around? There's no need to, when we include in our list of friends some we may never see or talk with. We get to know them through the books we read. Christ Jesus, his disciples, fellow Christians, and Mary Baker Eddy, for instance, are right at the top of my list of "Friends found in my reading." And, of course, there are Moses, Elisha, Peter, Paul, and so many others to be found in the Bible that there could never be a shortage of friends to provide us with engrossing ideas, helpful and healing thoughts, and practical inspiration to meet any situation that might arise in our lives.
Reading the Bible for enjoyment and inspiration can be a valuable activity. And naturally we count as friends those who give us happiness and satisfaction. But our Bible friends do more than this. They tell us about the God they have depended on to save and heal them. We can rely on what they tell us— what we read. Their experiences provide us with lessons that we can use with the utmost confidence.
Gratitude and happiness that's secure
Mary Elizabeth Sweder
WINDOWS OF HEAVEN ON EARTH
Madora McKenzie Kibbe
The Bible—guide to our pilgrim steps
Frances L. West
Wake to the Christ and be healed
Camille H. MacKusick
Lillian E. Edds
Together with God
Allen J. Coleman
A holiday flight
Kenneth A. Nelson
To make the Bible come alive
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
Mary S. Henderson
A time to rest, a time to rise up
Michael D. Rissler
Christian Science heals
Robert J. Rowan
It has been several years since I was led to study Christian Science...
Yu-Tang Daniel Lew
The most wonderful part of a Christian Science healing to me...
Suzanne B. Soulé
In the chapter "Marriage" in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy...
Elizabeth A. Noades