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5.0 out of 5 stars A way out of the Confusion, July 12, 2000
This review is from: A Course in Miracles (Hardcover)
I am not one of those people who write book reviews just to get my picture on the about me page on amazon. In fact this is the only review that I have ever written. I was prompted to write it because, as I read the some of the more negative reviews of this book, it was quite obvious that most of these people, who wrote these reviews, had not read this book. I don't know why they felt the need to write the derogatory things about this material that were written, but I'm certain that they did not read this book, before writing there review of it. I have read this material; I have studied it for over a year. At first glance the concepts it spoke of seemed at the very least, unlikely. They certainly did not match up with the formula consensus reality had given me to work out the problems that I encountered in my life. That really didn't matter to me by that time because the old formulas had not served me that well anyway. If you are happy with everything about your life this is not a book that you should be reading. If by chance, there are aspects of your life that seem to trouble you, then this is a book that you should be reading. If a year ago you had told me that one simple book held the key to every single problem that I was faced with in my life, I would have laughed in your face, and thought that you must be a fool to say such a thing. Yet after a year of working with the concepts that this book teaches, I feel more strongly about there ability set things right in my life than ever. I came into this encounter with this material a jaded skeptic, who believed in nothing. I had tried, and rejected nearly every path, seeing truth in none of them. Yes, each seemed at first to be truth, but the initial lift that they gave proved not to stand the test of time. This material is different, It seeks to correct the errors in thinking that are currently causing the conflicts, and disappointment in our lives before they can happen. It also shows the folly of approaching the idea of love from the conventionally acceptable way. That is, reserving love only for those we have judged worthy of it. It has taught me that this is not love at all, it is only judgment. This is not a book that you can sit down and read in a night, or even in a week. The concepts that it teaches are so fundamentally different from the ones that are currently causing all the problems in your life, that it will take some time for you to readjust them. Perhaps years, After all how long has it taken you to get to this point where you truly longed to find a better way. Did you really expect it would happen over night? I gave this book 5 stars only because I wasn't given the option of giving it 1,000 stars. If this book can help someone as lost as I was, it can most likely help you too. But only if you actually read it!
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 1:45:52 PM PST
Maybe you should actually read it and you might understand.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 1:53:28 PM PST
I am happy for you that you found peace in christianity carlos, I didn't.
Almost 50 years of reading the bible proved to me that it was an intresting history of the early jews.

Love and blessings don

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 1:53:58 PM PST
We agree completly.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 2:02:34 PM PST
We agree completly Jennifer.

Love and blessings don

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 2:05:41 PM PST
I often have people who speak poorly about the course who have not read it. If questioned they admit they read something negative about it on the intenet.

Love and blessings don

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 2:08:29 PM PST
That was the point of my review, you will need to read the book if you want to understand it. The course can't be sumarized in a review.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 2:09:54 PM PST
Thanks for trying, but I don't think that she would understand.

Love and blessings don

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 2:11:13 PM PST
Amen Peter.

Love and blessings don

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 4:02:09 AM PDT
. says:
Only problem with the bible is that Jesus Christ stood for unconditional love and the Bible judges peoople and attempts to scare them with an armageddon that is NOT unconditional love. It contradicts itself constantly meaning it was probably written by many people with different intentions!

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2011 5:06:19 PM PDT
A. Spencer says:
It's not so much the bible has so many contradictions as it has so many omissions. For those who have reviewed the bible and various versions there are many unknowing Christians out there that have been mislead into believing the books are complete. they are not. Turkic is the shortest and the one taken most liberties with. the more one reviews the various texts will eventually realize that many books were intentionally omitted for reasons of either not true objectivity or to purposefully mislead any one choosing to follow Gods word. A word of caution to those over the years and history that have skewed with God's word will pay drastically with their souls and the souls that were conned into believing what was suppose to be truth is not. God's warning in the last book of revelation for those who want more truth, not mine. Whatever you decide peace be with you and may God have mercy on all of our souls.