I was about 20 years old when I became interested in Christian Science. I read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and I was impressed by Mrs. Eddy’s definition of God as Life, Truth, Love, Principle, Soul, Spirit, Mind; also as omnipresence, omni-action, omnipotence, and omniscience (see pp. 465, 587). I read wonderful testimonies of healing in the last 100 pages of the book, and in the Christian Science periodicals—the Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Journal. I spent many hours in a nearby Christian Science Reading Room poring over them.
I asked myself, “Is this the Comforter that Jesus promised would come? Could Christian Science be the revelation I had been seeking for some time? Is spiritual healing possible?”
I didn’t have to wait long to get practical answers to my questions. I became ill with the flu, and I had been in bed for a couple of days, feeling ill and sorry for myself. Then I remembered I had read about Christian Science practitioners as individuals who prayed with and for those who were sick. So, I decided to call one.