Some Good Parts, But a Little Disappointing,
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This review is from: The Center Within: Lessons from the Heart of the Urantia Revelation (Paperback)
I'll admit it, I was not willing to commit the time to read all 2000 or so pages (or whatever it is) of the entire Urantia Book. Still, I was curious to know a little about it.
I read excerpts and commentary complied/written by Elstrott in The Fifth Revelation (which I do recommend), but I wanted more. I thought that this book, The Center Within, would be like that, but unfortunately it was not so.
The Center Within appears to be a collection of "channeled" (not sure what else to call them) messages that are said to be related to the Urantia teachings. There are quotes from the Urantia book after each message on a similar point, presumably selected by the editors.
I realize that the Urantia Book itself may have a similar "channeled" origin (again using this terminology for lack of better), but this makes "double channeling" I guess and a bit much for me.
In fairness, the messages are not bad, although a little repetitive and preachy at times. I did find some to be quite inspirational, but overall this book was just not I was looking for when I got it.