The Ultimate Freedom
Wyndham, John H. The Ultimate Freedom. Lake Forest, California: Mountaintop Publishing, 1994.
This autobiography by John Wyndham, a former officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, opens with his three-year experience as a prisoner of war during WWII. His faith, grounded on his study of Christian Science, kept him alert and strong, even during years of solitary confinement. “With a rusty old nail, I scratched the letters ‘C. T.’ on the wall of my cell as a constant reminder to control thought” (19), he writes. His prayers and mental struggles prepared him for his subsequent career path. When he was released from prison at the end of the war, he was determined to find a way to support freedom in every form, especially with the United Nations. The experience of healing following a serious accident with his arm inspired him to help and heal others based on his understanding and practice of Christian Science. After a two-year service as UNICEF’s Assistant Director of Public Information, he moved to Los Angeles and became a Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and international lecturer for the church. His personal story is a window on the serious practice of Christian Science during trying times and illustrates the basis of faith and reasoning inspired by its teachings.
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- Publication Date: 1981-2000
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- Subjects: Metaphysical
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