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Given up on religion? Is God a mystery? Learn how a new and changed perspective of God can bring healing and wholeness. International speaker Phillip Hockley relates how Christian Science gave him a new view of God that transformed his life. A view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loves us fully and equally.

He also discovered that this loving God was not the source of his troubles, but the solution to them. Hockley, in presenting his talk, will draw on concepts from the Bible, especially Christ Jesus' life and teachings, as well as explanations from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the text book of Christian Science written by Mary Baker Eddy.

About the speaker, Phillip Hockley




"Although humble beginnings and hard knocks taught me the value of being honest and hard working, for oneself and others, it did not last long into adult life. Rapid success in business and a hard-partying lifestyle led to an increasing sense of inner emptiness and led into a pathway of drink and drugs.

In the early 1990s a fall that badly injured the spine started a seven year downward spiral of ill health. By 1999, after trying every alternative and spiritual healing method, without any cure, I was registered as physically handicapped.

During those years of physical decline, I researched many religions and forms of spirituality, eventually focusing my time on mindfulness practices. This helped me be aware of the painful body without reacting with fear. Thus, by remaining equanimous, I could choose to be happy instead of fearful.

This attitude of “broken body—happy mind” was present at the time I felt very strongly attracted to attend my first ever Christian Science lecture—against my own best judgment at the time!

What happened to me at that lecture was truly transformational. Not only was I healed of all my diseases at that event but also, more importantly, I was healed of my hardness towards the message of the Bible—telling us of God’s great love for each one of us. Christian Science explains the Bible promises so clearly. To me, the greatest of the promises is that we can all feel and live with this divine love, a heavenly love, here and now.

From that moment on I knew I had found something very special and could hardly wait to explain this experience to others—this ability to love and be loved by God. I had gone to the lecture with no expectations but I left with no limitations."

Phillip Hockley is a practitioner of Christian Science based in Chesterfield, Missouri, and is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

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