This is the story of how Gary Renard, author of "The Disappearance of the Universe", became a student of A Course in Miracles. What makes Gary's experience fascinating is the identity of his two teachers, the manner in which he first met them, and his openness to them.
But the book is really about much more than just Gary and his experiences. As a long-time Course in Miracles student (since 1982) I am impressed with how the book remains absolutely true to ACIM principles and teachings. They are presented in fresh new ways, in an earthy style that corresponds with Gary's personality. Gary is Everyman in this book, asking all the best questions we could ever think of asking. He makes astute and often funny comments. The teachings themselves found a joyous, new life in me as I turned the pages. Meanings became clearer. I saw connections and generalizations where previously I had not.
It is fun (and a little terrifying) to consider the miscreation of the universe and how the "big bang" occurred in thought! "The entire tempest in a teacup you call the universe is about to be miscreated by just a few decisions on your part. The eventual result will be an alleged you who is now totally unaware of the real power that is available to you and instead, is virtually mindless and seemingly stuck in a body."
Fortunately we can get back home to our real selves through the process of true forgiveness. This process is simple but not the dualistic kind of "forgiveness" we always thought we knew. We need to practice true forgiveness, as outlined in this book (and in ACIM), until it becomes second nature to us.
For me, this is absolutely a five star book.