My grandmother’s copy of Science and Health

After I graduated college, I decided to move across the country to pursue music. As I prepared to leave my childhood home, I went to the attic for a suitcase and stumbled upon my grandmother’s copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. This was the first time I’d seen the book or encountered Christian Science, and I was intrigued by the seal on the front cover showing a cross with a crown. I stowed it in my car for the move to Los Angeles.

After establishing myself as a musician, I rented an apartment in a beach town. While living there, I injured my hand in a fall, and playing the piano became almost impossible.

I felt led to open Science and Health and read a paragraph. I did so and then left the book on the piano. The next day, as I was sitting at the piano yearning to play, I reached for the book. I realized right then that my hand was completely healed. I knew nothing about healing in Christian Science, so what had happened? How did this occur? Although confused, I was overjoyed. I have since felt that reaching for the book symbolized reaching out to God. 

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