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My teacher in Christian Science recommended...

From the August 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal

My teacher in Christian Science recommended that we read the testimonies in our periodicals because they tell of things that have been proven. In telling my own experiences I hope to bless someone as I have been helped innumerable times.

Christian Science came to me at a time of great need. I had been ill for some time. After X rays and consultations by eminent physicians, I was told that there was nothing more that could be done for me. With tears the doctor told me that I must go to a tuberculosis sanitarium for the protection of my husband and small daughter.

That same forenoon a neighbor, who had not called on me during my illness, came to see me. Something about her gave me courage to pour out my troubles to her. After listening patiently she told me of her healing through Christian Science many years before. I felt like a drowning person who had suddenly been thrown a life preserver. I asked how I could avail myself of this Science and was told that she would bring me a book to read. I could hardly wait for her to return and bring me her copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. She slipped this book under my pillow, telling me that it would be wise to read it when alone and not discuss it with anyone.