Growing up, I believed that spiritual healing was unique to Jesus and a few of his disciples, and that medical treatment was the only practical option for dealing with illness or accidents. But I had mixed results with medical treatment so was receptive to something better.
During my senior year in college, I was introduced to Christian Science and started to read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. About a year later, I had my first healing in Christian Science—of a severe cold. This experience convinced me of the presence of the Christ, which transforms physically and morally.
I learned the following: