Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Science and Health: Words That Heal

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Science and Health: Words That Heal

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IDEAS expressed in the written word can inform, enlighten, inspire, and motivate. The words of great men and women often stir others for generations, changing lives and touching hearts.

Over one hundred years ago, a woman wrote a book the words of which have radically changed the lives of many thousands of people. Her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, was written from the depths of her own human experience--a life that knew poverty, disease, homelessness, and friendlessness, yet triumphed in the persistent, indefatigable faith that, with God's help, she could overcome whatever obstacles she might encounter. Mary Baker Eddy's unflinching faith in God enabled her to found the Christian Science Church and to write a book that uses words so clearly and concisely that its ideas actually bring healing to those who read it and ponder its message.

My own family has experienced many healings as Science and Health has enabled us to grasp more of the inspired message of the Bible. Cancer, broken bones, serious cuts, burns, concussion, stroke, heart disease, and many other physical problems have been healed in my family by turning to the Bible and this remarkable book, Science and Health. But, perhaps even more importantly, Science and Health has brought enormous comfort to our family as its healing words have revealed the tremendous depth and power of God's love.

I remember one particular time when the words in the Bible and Science and Health had special meaning for me. I was a new mother, and while I loved my little daughter very much, I was often overcome with exhaustion during the day, coupled with an inability to sleep at night. My reason for being unable to sleep sounds a little strange to me now, but at the time it was overwhelmingly real and frightening. I was afraid to go to sleep because I feared that I would never wake up--that I would die in my sleep. You can imagine how difficult this time was for me--all the while trying to care for my infant daughter. …

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