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make us "every whit whole."

L. M. C., Brooklyn, N. Y.

I have been thinking for a long time that I would give

my experience in coming out of sickness into the knowl-

edge of health by reading "Science and Health with Key

to the Scriptures."

I was sixty years old (as we mortals count time) be-

fore I ever read one word of Christian Science. On July

2, 1890, I met a Scientist who gave me a pamphlet called

"Christian Healing," by the Rev. Mary B. G. Eddy.

At that time I was almost helpless. This lady advised

me to buy Science and Health. I did so, and tried to

read it; but my hands were so lame I could not hold it,

and I let it fall to the floor so often that it became un-

bound, and I laid it away and resumed my medicine.

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The following May, the Scientist visited in this city

again. She advised me to burn all my medicines and to

lean unreservedly on the promises of God. I took her

advice; had my book rebound in three volumes, so I

could hold it more easily, and now read it constantly,

reading nothing else. Sometimes I would suffer intensely,

then I would get a little better; then more suffering, and

so on, until August, 1891, when all pain left me. I have

had no return of it, and no disagreeable sensations of any

kind, and am perfectly well in all respects.

Surely, if we will but trust our heavenly Father, He is

sufficient for us. I hope some one of, or near, my age,

who is afflicted, may read this and take courage; for I

have demonstrated the fact that, by reading Science and

Health, in connection with the Bible, and trying to follow

the teaching therein, one in the autumn of life may be

made over new. I am so thankful to God for my great

recovery!

That remark of Sojourner Truth helps me to a better

understanding of Life in God: "God is the great house

that holds all His children; we dwell in Him as the fishes

dwell in the seas." — P. T. P.

Until about one year ago, I had no thought of investi-

gating Christian Science. Previous to that time it had

been presented to me in such a way that I condemned it

as unreasonable and absurd. At that time it was pre-

sented to me in a more reasonable light. I determined

to divest myself of prejudice (as far as was possible)

and investigate it, thinking that if there was anything

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