Healed by reading Science and Health

“Thousands of letters could be presented in testimony of the healing efficacy of Christian Science and particularly concerning the vast number of people who have been reformed and healed through the perusal or study of this book” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 600).

When I first found out about Christian Science, I enjoyed reading the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, which someone had given to me because I was facing many problems. I drank in each word that I read in this book. When I arrived at the last chapter, “Fruitage,”I read many testimonies of healing, which, as I learned from the opening remarks of the chapter, had been accomplished by reading the textbook. I found this both surprising and wonderful. Not only were the testifiers’ lives transformed, but they were also freed and permanently healed of various diseases, ailments which sometimes had been diagnosed as chronic, incurable, or fatal.

Over the years my thoughts returned time and again to these recorded healings. I fervently desired to find the time and quietude to devote to peaceful reading and studying. In Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy refers to when she herself withdrew for some time to study the Bible: “For three years after my discovery, I sought the solution of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scriptures and read little else …. The search was sweet, calm, and buoyant with hope, not selfish nor depressing” (p. 109).

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Test-taking triumph
April 4, 2016

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