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A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1 Audiobook

A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1

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The Text is Book 1 of 4 (three books and one supplement) of the A Course in Miracles series. A Course in Miracles, also known as "the Course" or ACIM, was scribed by Dr. Helen Schucman. It is a self-study course that aims to assist listeners, readers, and students in achieving spiritual transformation. ACIM presents a purely non-dualistic philosophy of forgiveness and includes practical lessons and applications for the practice of forgiveness in one's daily life.

As its title implies, A Course in Miracles is arranged throughout as a teaching device. It consists of three books: Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers. The order in which students choose to use the books, and the ways in which they study them, depends on their particular needs and preferences. Two supplements to the Course: "Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process, Practice" and "The Song of Prayer", are also included as part of ACIM.

The curriculum the Course presents is carefully conceived and is explained, step by step, at both the theoretical and practical levels. It emphasizes application rather than theory, and experience rather than theology. Although Christian in statement, the Course deals with universal spiritual themes. It emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum. There are many others, this one differing from them only in form. They all lead to God in the end.

Book 1: Text is largely theoretical, and sets forth the concepts on which the Course's thought system is based. Its ideas contain the foundation for the lessons in Book 2, the Workbook for Students. Without the practical application the Workbook provides, the Text would remain largely a series of abstractions which would hardly suffice to bring about the thought reversal at which the Course aims.

Book 2: Workbook for Students includes 365 lessons, one for each day of the year. It is not necessary, however, to do the lessons at that tempo, and one might want to remain with a particularly appealing lesson for more than one day. The practical nature of the Workbook is underscored by the introduction to its lessons, which emphasizes experience through application rather than a prior commitment to a spiritual goal. Some of the ideas the Workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.

Book 3: Manual for Teachers is written in question and answer form, and provides answers to some of the more likely questions a student might ask. It also includes a clarification of a number of the terms the Course uses, explaining them within the theoretical framework of the Text. The Course makes no claim to finality, nor are the lessons in its Workbook intended to bring the student's learning to completion. At the end, the reader is left in the hands of his or her own Internal Teacher, Who will direct all subsequent learning as He sees fit.

Supplements to ACIM, "Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process, Practice" and "The Song of Prayer", were scribed by Dr. Helen Schucman, as was A Course in Miracles, and are extensions of its principles.

©1996 Foundation for Inner Peace (P)2012 Foundation for Inner Peace

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    Jon Alger Baltimore, MD 07-25-16
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    "Surprised by joy"

    Truly, a required course for all brothers and sisters of this one, new Earth. Live, love, laugh, forgive. and be grateful. In this gratitude, "I thank You, Father, for Your perfect Son, and in his glory will I see my own." ACIM, p. 640

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    "Navigating difficulty"

    The Course is amazing, and Jim Stewart does a fabulous job narrating. The one gripe here is the chapters and sub-headings are not labeled appropriately. First I contacted customer service at Audible about this, the I asked the One who could really help- Holy Spirit. He guided me to find the place in the book I was looking for, in this case, chapter 8, and add a bookmark with the correct title as a way to go more easily navigate. Yay! ACIM while driving, anytime!

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    R. Perez 06-27-16
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    The material is. Not easy to understand in one listening, must go over it a few times.

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    Teddy Vondenship 06-11-16
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    "Wow! Revolutionary! "

    A Revolutionary spiritual curriculum using Christian terminology, with principles that are 180° askew of Christianity. Mysticism for the masses.

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    MARIA 05-06-16
    MARIA 05-06-16
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    "Course of Miracles "

    I was waiting to read this book for a long time .
    finally I got it . thanks

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    Zulf 04-18-16
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    loved the journey that i was taken on. great job by narrator. thank you audible

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    Joseph Radziszewski Gray, ME USA 01-08-16
    Joseph Radziszewski Gray, ME USA 01-08-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good supplemental for course students"
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    A Course in Miracles is my primary spiritual practice and this audiobook is an excellent supplement to the physical and ebooks that I use as my primary guides. I don't recommend it for people who are not Course students already because the material is demanding, even though the message is straightforward and simple. The shift in thinking the book suggests is comprehensive, and I think it is best taken at a very personal pace, likely much slower than listening.I think the reader does a fine job, and I listen from time to time in order to immerse myself in the
    teaching and for solace when I feel a need.

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    Karen BOWIE, MARYLAND, United States 12-29-15
    Karen BOWIE, MARYLAND, United States 12-29-15 Member Since 2016

    Knowledge is a beautiful thing!

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    I waited too long to listen to this book, so I couldn't return it.

    I have listened to Abraham (Hicks), but this book seems devoid of Spirituality.

    I didn't like it. If I had to listen to this in Church, I would be crazy with bordom.

    This book is suited for religious listeners, not spiritual seekers.

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    VBerd 12-24-15
    VBerd 12-24-15

    I'm just a girl Who became a mother I'm still just a girl but, now I'm fifty five and counting : )

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    "Th subconscious mind absorbs whilst I sleep"

    feeling love... divine silent direction... miracles are in the air about me... my little willingness is accepting it all...

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    georgina 11-10-15
    georgina 11-10-15
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    "best book in the world"
    Would you listen to A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1 again? Why?

    yes, changed my life, I look at life and people differently. All in a good way, a change I appreciate


    What other book might you compare A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1 to and why?

    nothing one of a kind


    Which character – as performed by Jim Stewart – was your favorite?

    god


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    everything


    Any additional comments?

    buy this book now

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