I, Rev. Tony Ponticello, teach A Course In Miracles classes through the Community Miracles Center. I use the Original Edition in all the classes
that I teach. I lecture frequently about ACIM. I always quote from the Original Edition when I lecture. I write about ACIM. I always quote from the Original Edition when I write about ACIM. This means that I think that the Original Edition currently is the best ACIM edition readily available to ACIM students. This should be obvious. (Isn t it obvious?) Do I think the Original Edition is perfect? No. I think it s the best practical alternative we currently have. Taking even this position has been a risk. Many, many more people still use the Foundation for Inner Peace edition. I would have a greater possible student base if I used the FIP edition, no question. I know teachers who still use the FIP version even though they believe the Original Edition to be better for just this reason of having a larger base of perspective students. However, I don t use the FIP edition. That edition is not acceptable to me anymore. There is, in my opinion, a better, readily available book. That book is the Original Edition. --From Miracles Monthly, Vol. 25 No. 4, June 2011
About the Author
The story of the Course began when Columbia University research psychologist Dr. William T. Thetford decided he had had enough of the the intensely competitive and negative climate he was experiencing and declared to his colleague, Dr. Helen Shucman, "There must be another way, and I am determined to find it. She agreed to help. What ensued was a dramatic progression of waking dreams for Shucman, which culminated in October of 1965 with her experience of a voice which spoke clearly in her mind, saying, "This is a course in miracles. Please take notes."