First published in 1955, The Urantia Book is a literary masterpiece that harmonizes science, religion, and philosophy, while illuminating mankind s origin, history and destiny. A full third of the book is devoted to the life and teachings of Jesus and is undoubtedly the most sublimely beautiful story of Jesus ever told.
Part I, The Central and Super Universe, deals with God the first source and center all things and beings in a vast creation. It reveals as never before the perfect and loving nature of God, who is not only our Creator but the creator of a Universe of Universes. It exquisitely portrays God s as the divine source of all that is and the divine parent of every freewill intelligent being. It provides unfathomable depth in describing both the spiritual and physical organization of the entire cosmos.
Part II, The Local Universe, focuses on our part of the cosmos, describing life as it is organized and exists in our Local Universe. It explains the many celestial helpers who guide us in our journey inward to the center of creation, giving a detailed account of what happens to us when our life on Earth is done, as well as revealing our personal, planetary, and universe destiny.
Part III, The History of Urantia, is an extraordinarily insightful depiction of the evolution of life on Earth. It describes humanity s journey from the most primitive forms of civilization to our current situation, and reveals practical next steps to help us advance to even higher levels of existence. Dedication to the ideals of marriage and family life are revealed as critical to advancing civilization. Eventually, the cosmic reality of the global family of all mankind will carry us on to our ultimate goal of planetary progress. The details and significance of Adam and Eve and Melchizedek further complete our historical knowledge. The presentation of the Divine Spark of God that lives within each individual is one of the major concepts presented.
Part IV, The Life and Teachings of Jesus, lifts Jesus out of the context of the Christian religion and portrays his life and teachings in a way that is inspiring to people of all faiths and all walks of life. This includes a profoundly moving account of Jesus' life in chronological order from birth, through childhood, adolescence, adult years (including his private and public ministries), and eventual death and resurrection.
Readers of The Urantia Book commonly experience profound transformation, and an uplifting desire to grow in spirit and grace, to actually live in partnership with God.