Shortly before I learned about Christian Science, I had been diagnosed with a condition called periodontal disease, and the dentist told me oral surgery was required to treat it. But after reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I was certain that “all things are possible to God,” as the first sentence of the opening chapter of the book states: “The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love” ( p.
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