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- Print Length: 1698 pages
- Publisher: Bay West Centre LLC (2 Mar. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004OEIMEE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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A Course In Miracles for Dummies Kindle Edition
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First, the part that is really helpful. This book provides the actual text from The Course, but ensures reader comprehension by carrying the subject through the paragraph vs. substituting pronouns. For instance, an excerpt might read originally this way:
"Yes, you are blessed indeed. 2 Yet in this world you do not know that. 3 But you have the means for learning this quite clearly,"
Then Wakefield's book would have it as, "Yes, you are blessed indeed. 2 Yet in this world you do not know that you are blessed indeed. 3 But you have the means for learning that you are blessed indeed and seeing that you are blessed indeed quite clearly," which is very helpful considering the tone and structure of ACIM.
Next, Wakefield provides a more common interpretation after the text. But the translation using common language, does have at least one error in every entry. I've become an amateur editor making a game of finding the error(s)! These errors aren't typos. They are things like 'The' instead of 'They' or 'Image' instead of 'Imagine'. It's easy enough to maneuver around, but it does lower the credibility of the entire work, and that's a shame. Here is one I just pulled at random:
"Because we do not realize our true nature, we do not even attempt to test our capability of dong a given task."
Wakechild, Thomas (2011-03-02). A Course In Miracles for Dummies (Kindle Locations 15373-15374). Bay West Centre LLC. Kindle Edition.
If simplicity is desired, try A Mini Course in Life, by Jampolsky. It bypasses all the study and puts you directly in place of choosing peace or conflict, rather than peace or conflict coming to you because of events happening in the world.
. . . It is now a week after posting this review, I have come to feel that the difficulty I have had with understanding the Course's language are due, perhaps, to the following two reasons: the nature of language itself (the Concordance refers to articles, pronouns, prepositions, etc. as "noise" words. Why so? Because they refer to objects, time, and place as distinct separate things), and secondly, my fear of learning what will ultimately destroy me!
I purchased this kindle book back in June, 2013. Today I deleted it from my account as I have realized it is no longer needed. I appreciate the effort Mr. Wakechild put into this and I'm sure it will be helpful to many people. However, once one has a better understanding of the Text, it may be seen that resistance to living the Course is not due to a lack of intellectual understanding.