This must-have reference introduces the most important and most helpful concepts in The Urantia Book. Sheila's book also reconciles these new concepts with existing religious beliefs in a meaningful and practical way.--Dr. B. Dale Sams, DMin (McCormick Theological Seminary)
In examining Heaven Is Not the Last Stop, it is obvious that Keene-Lund is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, and gifted person. Not only does she have an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of The Urantia Book, but a broad knowledge of Western Civilization. The diagrams in the book are amazing! I think Heaven Is Not the Last Stop is an excellent way for people to get an in-depth knowledge of The Urantia Book.--Meredith J. Sprunger, PhD. Minister, United Church of Christ, Retired Author, Spiritual Psychology and The Abridged Urantia Papers Co-author, A History of the Urantia Papers
In a user-friendly form, Sheila Keene-Lund has made The Urantia Book accessible to countless people who may have been daunted by the sheer size and dense language of the original. The insights it conveys should have a major impact on religious understanding in the 21st century.--Peter Laurence EdD, Author and consultant on religious diversity and spirituality
About the Author
Two near-death experiences before she was a teenager and a passionate, inquisitive spirit propelled Sheila Keene-Lund into a many-faceted exploration of the true nature of reality. Sheila was born to an English father and a Puerto Rican mother in Vigo, Spain. The family lived in Cuba, England, and Puerto Rico before moving to the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, where she grew up. Raised a Catholic, she began to delve into other paths and practices until she found The Urantia Book,
and discovered its astonishing capacity to integrate teachings on a personal spiritual evolution with a vastly enlarged perspective of cosmic citizenship.
Introduced to the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1977, Sheila became a certified teacher in 1980. In Iowa she was also a deaconess in the Liberal Catholic Church, and served as a hospice worker who developed workshops on spiritually caring for the living and dying. Sheila devoted much of the last fifteen years to writing Heaven Is Not the Last Stop
. It has been a journey of research and reflection, of theoretical and creative insight clarifying and expanding the big picture of existence. Today she is a highly respected leader and teacher in the Urantia movement worldwide, Sheila is currently Education Committee Chair of Urantia Association International and Vice-President of the Urantia Association of Florida. A lively teacher, she leads classes and workshops based on principles discovered in her research and described in Heaven Is Not the Last Stop.
"My work is designed to offer an expanded perspective to those who are ready for the next evolutionary step: cosmic citizenship in a friendly and intelligently managed universe."