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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.

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I love this book.

There are endless layers of spiritual treasures hidden in these pages. I'm so happy to have it on tape. I often fall asleep listening to it. I thought at first that the voice was a little theatrical, but I got used to it.

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wonderful

a great tool for anyone serious about ACIM and the rising up of the human mind.

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Out of this world!

Amazing! it is not words for it. please get it! Espectacular. A transformational book! Thanks

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Life Changing

Everyone should give this book and the lessons a chance. The ego may try to interfere with your decision and bring confusion to its complexity. Fear not, the Holy Spirit will guide you to salvation, if you choose. 💕🎁❤️😇

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Well done performance of a classic

This text is one that generally requires study to understand the depth of the message. This audiobook is well done IMHO. Some found the narrator "boring". I think that he does a fine job of reading this text, with enough variation to keep me interested. In fact, as I listen I am often impressed with how this narrator places emphasis to embellish and enhance the meaning, helping to deepen my understanding.

With regard to the text itself, it has been a classic for decades. It requires learning how different terms are used, versus the conventional ways these concepts are used in religious traditions. Once you understand these nuances, the message becomes clearer.

I do like the daily lessons (in the second text, not in Vol. 1). I had tried listening to other recordings of the daily lessons (podcasts) to help with me the exercises, and did not like them at all. I purchased this Vol 2 with the same narrator, so I can listen during my daily walks.

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Audible ACIM

I find using this audible version of ACIM and the rest of the blue book also, an invaluable resource to have at my fingertips anytime I need (everyday) to hear it's message of true forgiveness. I highly recommend the small investment to have this on your phone device available to you if this is your spiritual practice.

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Book of life

This is the best book I've ever learnt. It is straight forward and not contradictory at all. To everyone who wants to find true happiness in reality and not in illusions as we see the world, hold it close to your mind and heart for it will through true belief set us all free. Thank you with all gratitude in my heart for the blessed ones who choose to share it's never changing truth!

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Has some good insight if you can stay awake for it

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I tried to get through this but I just can't. It is not for me.

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listen with an open mind

it is worth the read though this was hard to understand at times. the text can be hard to follow and seems a bit unrelatable at times. it will open you view so to speak. I listened at a higher talking speed as the narrative is slow and calm.
I complimented this with "I am the Word" channeled by Paul Selig

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I will listen to this book forever.

Where does A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I started studying this book about 5 years ago, and recently bought the audio book to reinforce what I need to learn.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The lesson "The love in me salutes the love in you." has been the most valuable lesson to me. It reminds me to take a step back from judgement.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Stewart?

Anyone who has a voice that doesn't put me to sleep! This voice is tedious - not much expression.

Any additional comments?

Every time I pick up the book or listen to the audiobook I learn something new. It is possible to live in a kinder, gentler world.