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I have given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was The Christian Science Journal, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; the second I entitled Sentinel, intended to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love; the third, Der Herold der Christian Science, to proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth; the next I named Monitor, to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent. The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.
—Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353
Why should anyone be interested in reading about metaphysical healing?
As a staff editor for The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel, I regularly have the privilege of reading submissions to these magazines from authors all over the world who have experienced healing through prayer, including the healing of conditions deemed incurable or hopeless by medical physicians. Nothing has been more inspiring to me than to read about how people have felt the presence of God, divine Love, through their prayers, and have been spiritually uplifted, transformed, and restored to wholeness.
These experiences of healing have come about through the individuals’ study and practice of the teachings in the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which help them to heal in the way Christ Jesus healed. And the testimonies in these magazines show that this method of healing is available to anyone willing to investigate it.
Metaphysical healing, or Christian Science, is unlike any other healing method, because it is based on the premise that Mind, God, and not matter, controls and heals the body. This method never gives up hope in the possibility of complete healing, because it never gives up on God’s all-power. What could be more inspiring than to read and learn more about such healing, and to discover that anyone can be healed? This promise, proclaimed modestly yet compellingly in these magazines, is a gift to the world.
Roger Gordon, Staff Editor
From the readers
Anne Hughes, Sara Hunter, Heather Bauer
Freedom and reality
Liz Butterfield Wallingford
‘No want shall turn me back’
Amber Hawks Schaberg
See potential in every child
Job interviews and why spiritual qualities matter
‘Your life is going to change forever’
A healing lesson … from my cowgirl boots?
Charlene Anne Miller
Healing of a boil
Healing of injury from a fall
Grateful for renewed commitment and healings
no mote or beam
The reason for existing
Allison W. Phinney