I first became aware of Christian Science as a child in elementary...

I First became aware of Christian Science as a child in elementary school. I often noticed the words "Christian Science Reading Room" on a building our family frequently drove by. I never asked anyone about Christian Science during those years. But several years later, when I encountered a high-school teacher whose life was radiant with love, I felt compelled to find out why. She said it was because of Christian Science. At that point I began to investigate Science.

At the time, I was wearing a brace on my back for a curvature of the spine. I became convinced that Christian Science could heal me of the need for the brace, although I'd been told I would need to wear it for some years. My family did not want me to learn about Christian Science, however, so I finished high school without pursuing the study of it and accepted the medical prognosis for my back. All this time, much spiritual searching was going on in my thinking, as I was not satisfied with the teachings of my family's church.

During the first quarter of my freshman year in college, I subscribed to The Christian Science Monitor and regularly read the daily religious article. Those articles often helped me through difficult situations in college life, including my academic work, which was extremely challenging to me at first. During one particularly difficult week, I saw an announcement for a Christian Science lecture to be held on campus. After going to the lecture and gaining much inspiration from it, I sent away for Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and began to study it in earnest.

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Testimony of Healing
I am so grateful to have witnessed the operation of God,...
April 8, 1991

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