Wentworth Byron Winslow

Mr. Winslow lived as a boy in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was educated to some extent in England. He was apparently from a very wealthy family. He writes: “Many years ago the writer started out to play a part in the world. He had everything necessary to make a success of his part and make it a happy one. He had a father, highly respected, with a pedigree unexcelled, who gave him a first-class education; who put him into what was considered one of the finest positions leading up to an honorable career, if advantage were taken of the opportunities present; who gave him the entree everywhere that was worthwhile having an entree to; in fact, who started him off with advantages far beyond the ordinary. Instead of taking his part, however, the writer traveled along another road of his own choosing, and finally became ill, until some thirty-five years ago he was given up to die, and this verdict was pronounced by some of the best physicians in New York.

“About this time he heard of the wonderful might of the Lord to heal and save, and, though little impressed, sought out one who professed to heal through this power. This man told him to ‘put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof’ (Paul to the Romans), and showed him how to take his part; and, as he did so, he became wholly healed and well.”

Mr. Winslow was listed as a practitioner in The Christian Science Journal from 1906 through 1938. He published his first book in 1937. The final article in his last book, God Is Doing It, is about the Church Manual. In reading it, it would seem that he had come to realize that the advancing student of Christian Science sooner or later outgrows organization and leaves it behind in order to bring to fruition his full potential as a student of Christian Science. His works are timeless in the theme of letting God do it.