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Barbara Vining, CSB

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Barbara Vining, CSB

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Class

  • Where: Toledo, Ohio
  • When: Usually in July

Association

  • Where: Toledo, Ohio
  • When: Usually in July

Just before going off to college, a search for a deeper understanding of God, as well as my grandmother’s quick healing of a broken back, led me to take up the study of Science and Health, which in turn healed me of lumps in my breast. Prior to this, my dream was to study human psychology and sociology so I could help people as a social worker, but my interest in these subjects dropped away as I discerned the greater promise Christian Science offers to humanity.

After just two years of college, I married a Christian Scientist. While raising our young children, we both served joyfully in a variety of capacities in a branch church, and we took Primary class instruction. After class, I went immediately into the public healing practice, and after a couple of years I became listed as a practitioner in The Christian Science Journal.

As one way of increasing my education—as well as to improve my spiritual understanding and healing practice and to share healing ideas with others—I began writing metaphysical articles for the Christian Science periodicals. In 1985 I became a teacher of Christian Science, and from 1992-1998 I served as Associate Editor for The Christian Science Journal. I’m still writing—and learning.

It has also been my privilege to serve The Mother Church on the Board of Education, on the Board of Lectureship, and as its President.

I love the healing practice, and I love teaching others how to heal.


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