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Understanding a Course in Miracles: The History, Message, and Legacy of a Spiritual Path for Today Paperback – Jun 1 2008

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts (June 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587613123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587613128
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.6 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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About the Author

D. PATRICK MILLER is a writer and the founder of Fearless Books. A former contributing editor for Yoga Journal, his articles have been published in Self, Mother Jones, Utne Reader, Columbia Journalism Review, Reader's Digest, and more. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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That the first part of the book was more about how it became about, would liked to have known this & that the last half only explained a few important concepts. Really enjoyed last half as it helped to increase my understanding.
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Buy the following book instead - Moira Noonan's "Ransomed from Darkness - The New Age,Christian Faith,and the Battle for Souls"[...]

The Course in Miracles in reality is the truth of the Bible turned upside down. Those who finish "A Course in Miracles" will have a wholly redefined spiritual mindset - a New Age world view that includes the belief that there is no sin, no evil, no devil. [...]

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, ..."(Matthew 10:34)
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HASH(0xa067b258) out of 5 stars Understand A Course In Miracles June 8 2008
By Rev. Mary Beth Olson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fabulous overview of exactly what the Course is all about. As a teacher of the Course for 25 years, I have seen to it that all my present students have read and discussed this book in our group meetings. I particularly liked the revision of the original "The Complete Story of A Course in Miracles," especially beginning in Chapter 3. There was much additional information that was extremely helpful to both new and old students of the Course. I would highly recommend it be read by all new students before entering into any study of the Course itself. If I had been able to use this specific book as an introduction to the Course, it would have made entry as a student so much easier. I'm always grateful for all of Patrick Miller's writings, but this one is a "keeper" for all time.
47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa067b684) out of 5 stars Excellent book May 11 2008
By Dr. C. H. Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone interested in learning about A Course in Miracles immediately faces two challenges: first, reading the book itself, and second, sorting through the variety of teachers and organizations that promote ACIM. Patrick Miller has done a great service in writing this book. It contains both a highly readable, easy to understand summary of what ACIM says, and it also has a brief and objective guide to many of the teachers and organizations that you are likely to encounter in the ACIM community. One of the book's strength is the even handed interaction that Miller has with traditional Christians who have objected to the Course's teachings. Although the book is an expansion of Miller's previous The Complete Story of the Course, it really is a different book, and I recommend that you add both titles to your wish list. Pat Miller is to be congratulated for giving the world one of the best introductions to A Course in Miracles. Thanks Patrick!
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HASH(0xa067b8ac) out of 5 stars Understanding A Course in Miracles July 17 2008
By S. K. Dubel - Published on Amazon.com
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This is brilliant for understanding ACIM. Well written, and presented fairly and intelligently. Along with Gary Renard's books, 'disappearance of the universe' and 'Your Immortal Reality', and 'Take Me To Truth' by Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Viera, it almost feels like ACIM for Dummies. Having been at this for years, it is such a relief to have Miller's book for the explanation, Renard's books for the primers that shake up your world and prepare you for ACIM, and then the Sanchez-Viera book to actually have you walk through it and experience it in the world, the only place where it matters.
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HASH(0xa067b7a4) out of 5 stars Further Understanding and Application Oct. 16 2012
By Morning Star - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a student of the Course In Miracles since 1986. This book has assisted me in a greater relationship with the writngs and a wonderful tool for the application of the wisdom in the Course. I highly recommend this book to Course students, and those who are simply curious about the Course, it is a great partner to the book, and I find the author to be well versed in his own experience with A Course In Miracles. A great spiritual uplift, and compliment to the dedicated student. Thanks for this opportunity.
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HASH(0xa067b99c) out of 5 stars An excellent book Oct. 11 2014
By Mark E. Spencer - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a serious student of ACIM since about 1977, and I find this book to be the most balanced critique of any I've come across.