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As Hundreds of Men Perished, One Ignored a Rumor to Survive

April 12, 2012

[The New York Times – nytimes.com] By Nicholas Wade

Had you been a woman traveling in second class on the Titanic a century ago, your chances of survival were quite favorable — 86 percent were saved. For the men in second class, one of whom was my grandfather Lawrence Beesley, the odds were the reverse — only 14 percent survived, and the rest were drowned in the freezing waters of the Atlantic. Read story»

MORE RESOURCES:

“It is difficult to tell of the experience…” Lieut. C H Lightoller‘s article in the Christian Science Journal (Oct 1912 issue) about surviving the sinking of the Titanic.  Click here to read article»

Testimony by Charles Lightoller in the CS Journal of October 1912 on Encylopedia Titanica (mistakenly identified as Sentinel). Click here to read article»

Wikipedia article on Lightoller. Click here to read article»

Profile of C H Lightoller on Encylopedia Titanica. Click here to read article»

“The Loss of the SS Titanic” by Lawrence Beesley (Houghton Mifflin, 1912) book online  Click here to access»

Profile of Lawrence Beesley on Encylopedia Titanica Click here to read article»

Lawrence Beesley‘s testimony in the December 20, 1912 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel Click here to download»

I am convinced that if it had not been for the knowledge of Christian Science, and the application of such knowledge to overcome conditions of fear and danger, my name would now be on the list of the missing. 

Testimony by Lawrence Beesley in the CS Sentinel of 20 December 1912 (Encylopedia Titanica): Click here to read article»

Wikipedia article on Lawrence Beesley. Click here to read article»

Healing Message audio file: “Our ‘desired haven’: reflections on the Titanic centenary” from the April 18, 2012 Wednesday Gathering:  Click here to play audio»

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