In 1981, I found myself sentenced to prison for one to six...

In 1981, I found myself sentenced to prison for one to six years, as the result of a crime that I committed while under the influence of drugs. While serving my sentence, I had plenty of time to reflect on my lifestyle. I sincerely wanted to straighten out my life. During my stay at a prison in upstate New York, I went to a chapel service conducted by Christian Scientists, and there I obtained a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. This was the only service that I ever attended during my incarceration because I was transferred to another prison where Christian Science services were not held.

I found myself with Science and Health, and I decided to read it. Immediately the book captivated my thoughts because the ideas were very revolutionary, and they gave me hope. I decided that I would read this book more thoroughly, since I had plenty of time to do so. I decided to make a schedule, whereby every day I would read one hundred pages of Science and Health.

At first, some of the ideas seemed abstract, but as I continued to read, I began to understand the concepts explained in the book. All of the depressing thoughts that I had had gradually disappeared. The book gave me more hope; it gave me a better understanding of what I could accomplish with the help of God. I noticed that my attitude gradually changed.

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