on August 19, 2006
When I first heard Gary Renard was working on another book, I thought "well what else is there to say after the DU?" Well, in some ways, a lot! It's true that the message is always about forgiveness and the Love of God. It's also true that the message can become lost when infused with various controversies among Course students or from those of other spiritual paths. In light of this, YIR (Your Immortal Reality) serves as an important corrective for controversies that have sprung up recently in the Course community (if you could call it that) as well as a corrective for several ancillary spiritual teachings that have in various ways become associated with ACIM. As a brief example, Gary's teachers address the editing of the text of ACIM, the story of which has been somewhat distorted among some students; as another example, they address kinesiology, something of a buzzword these days.
Suffice to say there are several such topics that can make it difficult for students of ACIM to get to the heart of what the text is saying. Gary's new book does an excellent job of framing these issues and of bringing us back to the unadulterated message of ACIM. And, as usual, the text is full of extremely interesting tidbits about history (including an offhanded remark about Shakespeare that almost made me fall out of my chair) or about the future (better break out those Star Trek DVDs). I could go on . . .
I love Gary's books. They're fun to read and, as I work through them, I have that rare feeling that every word is vital and important, especially upon reading Pursah's dictation of the Gospel of Thomas. I devoured YIR in one reading the day I got it, and have since been reading it more methodically. And I'll probably read it a third time after that. Yes, there is more to say; I hope I have ears to hear.
on July 23, 2009
I'm going to first let people know that you should read Gary's first book "Disappearance of a universe" before buying this book. Your immortal reality is a sequel to disappearance.
Once again a great book, it's a lot of the same teachings, so it can seem to get old, but on the flip side the repetition is what we need for the message to sink deep into our conscious and unconscious. In all honesty from reading this book, it makes me question more whether Arten or Pursah actually did physically appear. Like when Gary wanted to know about the future, it seemed geared about what was going to happen in the financial markets, etc... I know Garry was or is an investor and maybe they were communicating to his desires, I don't know. I didn't like the part of them predicting the future though, like the 100,000 dow jones, and stuff like that, I think Gary didn't need to ask about the future and I think that whole section made the book lose a lot of credibility.
On the flip side the book is a great read, you'll get something from it and it's sure to help you on your journey back home. Great wisdom, great insight, fun to read, all and all beautiful :)
on December 9, 2006
After having read "Your Immortal Reality," Renard's second book, I was delighted to find out that it was filled once again with the Spiritual Wisdom and humor that made the "Disappearance of the Universe," his first book, so great and so successful. The two Ascended Masters in the book continue with their uncompromising teachings of Forgiveness, the kind of Forgiveness Jesus talks about in A Course In Miracles which is a way of seeing others and yourself as completely innocent which ultimately helps to release any unconscious guilt within ourselves which we have projected outward to others. It is clear that Gary stays true to himself, too, also hitting home the message that one doesn't have to change their personal lifestyle/behavior to practice true Forgiveness and gain the benefits of it, something I'm sure most of us would appreciate. It's more about changing your Mind about how you see the world and the people in it. The humorous way he talks with his Ascended Master friends is refreshing and entertaining, leaving me appreciating the idea that to be an Ascended Master doesn't mean you can't have a sense of humor! Overall, I highly recommend the book if you truly want to understand how to achieve the kind of Forgiveness that will bring you back to your innocence and ultimately to God.
on October 5, 2011
Being a newcomer to Gary Renards work through personal recommendations from others this year, and this being the second book he wrote, I was thrilled to read it and was not disappointed. I'm a long time student of the "Course In Miracles," and where that book can be hard for a lot of people to understand at times, this is another in Gary's series (another on the way) that really opens a person's mind to understand the Courses principles, especially how to apply True forgiveness and True prayer to day to day problems. I'm so taken,I've shared this with many who are interested, and are now willing to get their own copy. I found Amazon.ca and associates, prompt in their delivery time and the book arrived in great condition, thank you.