Lecturer Profile

Michelle Boccanfuso Nanouche, CSB  Play

A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

Michelle Boccanfuso Nanouche, CSB

Contact Information

Paris, France
Phone: +33 9 70 40 88 83
Email: mnanouchecsb@aol.com
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Spirituality and the practice of prayer isn’t a lifestyle choice. It is basic to who I am. My family was introduced to Christian Science through my dad’s healing of acute depression. So, I was exposed to the idea that God heals sickness from an early age. At twelve, I prayed to God to heal my foot after impaling it on a rusty nail. Within moments of starting to pray, the pain stopped and the healing began. The wound was healed by the evening and I never had any ill effects — no problems with tetanus, infection or scarring. What had been a glowing ember of interest in all things relating to God was fanned to a full flame by this healing. Before I was out of high school I started training to be a Christian Science nurse.

Ten years of Christian Science nursing provided me with loads of experience in healing through spiritual means. By the time I opened my first public office as a Christian Science practitioner in 1989, I had witnessed a great number of healings through prayer. From personal experience, I can share accounts of healings of broken bones, tumors, pneumonia, eating disorders, heart disease, mental and emotional disorders, financial difficulties and more. I have observed in the practice of Christian Science that, no matter what is the condition or problem du jour, the simple example and teachings of Christ Jesus lead to the spiritual views of God and man that produce healing. Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures unlocks the treasure trove of the Bible that leads to a better understanding of God.


Titles of Available Lectures

Christian Science: What it is and how it heals

(UK title: Christian Science: What it is and how it works)

AVAILABLE IN TWO FORMATS
In-person Format: Through honest talk about the questions skeptics ask, this one hour lecture tackles the essentials of Christian Science – its theology, its Christianity and its role in healing – giving an insider’s look at Christian Science treatment through prayer for physical cure. (Please note that after the lecture, I hold an open QA period with the audience members who volunteer to stay. These QA sessions generally run anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.)

For those who have resisted a serious consideration of Christian Science, this lecture gives a clear, logical and compelling response to the following questions:

  • Isn't healing a question of purely physical factors based on a patient's biology and genetic make-up, then applying drugs and surgery to correct it?
  • Isn’t Christian Science prayer treatment an out-dated method in the light of modern medical advancements?
  • Is Christian Science healing synonymous with positive thinking or faith-healing?
  • How is Christian Science considered scientific in nature when it excludes matter and material methods in its approach to healing?
This lecture also presents the life of Mary Baker Eddy and her path of discovery, bringing out events in her early medical practice and some of her first healings through prayer that led up to discovering the eternal laws of Christ healing practiced by Bible patriarchs, prophets, Christ Jesus, early Christians and many today. 


Webinar Format:  In face-to-face online discussion, the above material is condensed to cover 5 questions - What is Christian Science? Where did it come from? Is it scientific? How does Christian Science treatment work? Is Christian Science healing synonymous with positive thinking or blind faith-healing? After a 40 minute live webcast presentation, the discussion is open for questions and answers with web-audience participation. The webinar lasts one hour.

​The webinar is managed remotely by the lecturer and her team.  The sponsor doesn't have to have special technical expertise to sponsor such events, but will receive a web link to publicize which will serve as the online location for the lecture.

Finding God, finding health

(UK Title: Finding God)

AVAILABLE IN TWO FORMATS
In-person Format: This one hour lecture introduces Christian Science to general audiences.  It explains the living God as active, present and accessible.  No one is, or can be, cut off from or left out of the divine presence.  The unique revelation of God’s full nature, as explained by Christian Science, unlocks the potential in us to not just survive, but to thrive. (Please note that after the lecture, I hold an open QA period with the audience members who volunteer to stay.  These QA sessions generally run anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.) 

This lecture presents facts of the life of Mary Baker Eddy that bring out her role as a Christian healer from her youth, up to, and after her discovery of the explanation in Christian Science of how such healing happens.  It responds to common questions about Christian Science and its practice:

  • How does an understanding of God result in healing?
  • Does one have to be a "believer" to be healed through prayer?
  • Why would one chose prayer as a viable form of health care?
  • Is a system of healing prayer researched and developed in the late 1800s relevant today?
  • Where do Jesus and Christianity fit into the discussion of finding God and finding health?
  • Is there a moral element to effective spiritual healing through prayer?

Webinar Format:  In a face-to-face online discussion, the above material is condensed to cover the following questions:  How does an understanding of God result in healing?  What is God, really?  How does one find God?  Can finding God through prayer result in physical cure?  After a 40 minute live webcast presentation, the discussion is open for questions and answers with web-audience participation.  The webinar lasts one hour.

The webinar is managed remotely by the lecturer and her team.  The sponsor doesn't have to have special technical expertise to sponsor such events, but will receive a web link to publicize which will serve as the online location for the lecture.

Angry no more

(Note:  Available as a response to high profile violence/sexual abuse cases. Also available for prisons/detention centers.)

AVAILABLE IN TWO FORMATS
In-person format: From hurt to health through forgiveness. This one-hour lecture introduces Christian Science and healing through prayer for emotional, mental and physical issues stemming from unhealed anger.  It is available for general and specific audiences only under special circumstances.  Please be in touch with me to discuss the motivation for sponsoring this lecture.  ​(Also note that after the lecture, I hold an open QA period with the audience members who volunteer to stay.  These QA sessions generally run anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.)

For those who have felt victimized by their circumstances, trailed by a sad past, or who are marked by abuse, this lecture offers insights that neutralize perpetual reaction to pain and anger.  The spiritual reasoning through prayer, taught in Christian Science, unlocks one's potential for peace, forgiveness, restoration and progress.


The life of Mary Baker Eddy is discussed in the context of the spiritual insight and healing that led to her becoming a world-renowned American religious reformer.  It addresses common questions about Christian Science and its practice: 

  • How does Christian Science deal with sin?
  • Is there any act so heinous that one cannot forgive?
  • Is Christian Science teaching on anger, sin and forgiveness Bible-based?
  • What about the Christian aspect of Christian Science?
  • Are Old Testament scriptures helpful in practicing mercy and forgiveness?
  • Is Christian Science treatment effective in healing emotional, mental and behavioral difficulties stemming from abuse?

Webinar format:  As in the case of an in-person event, this lecture is available in its web format only under special circumstances and particularly lends itself to community emergencies because a web lecture can be readied and given with a short prep time.  Please be in touch with me to discuss the motivation for asking for this lecture.  After a 40 minute live webcast presentation, the discussion is open for questions and answers with web-audience participation.  The webinar lasts one hour.

The webinar is managed remotely by the lecturer and her team.  The sponsor doesn't have to have special technical expertise to sponsor such events, but will receive a web link to publicize which will serve as the online location for the lecture.