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The most important book ever published,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Course in Miracles: The Text Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers: Combined Volume: The Text Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers (Arkana) (Hardcover)
This book, which is currently being translated into some 20 languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese and Hebrew editions are already available, with a Chinese edition to follow within the year) has been called a successor to the New Testament. In my opinion it is vastly superior to the Bible itself, since its presentation of Truth is entirely free of the ego-based distortions and contradictions that are so evident in the latter (e.g. sin, guilt, fear, judgement, selective "salvation", how God could "allow" suffering, etc.). The result is an entirely cohesive thought system that will lead anyone who applies the teachings consistently to a lasting inner peace. Since the Course comes to us from Jesus himself, it has a unique authority (in our culture, at least) and can be read and accepted with confidence and assurance. As the Course itself states, it is the application of the teachings that will enable the learner to realize that they are true. As a student of the Course for the past 15 years, I can only say that working with the Course has changed my life beyond recognition. I commend it to anyone who would seek, find and embrace Higher Truth and find their own way home.