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The Urantia Book (Part 1 and Part 2)

The Central, Super, and Local Universe
Narrated by: Urantia Foundation
Length: 38 hrs and 5 mins
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You are not alone, says Part I of The Urantia Book. The cosmos teems with trillions of inhabited planets, heavenly worlds and spirit personalities. You are not here by accident. Divine intelligence created the human race for divine purposes.

Highlights from Part 1 include: Who God is; where God resides; how God interacts in your life; the nature and role of the spiritual hierarchy (the Trinity, angels, archangels, Ancients of the Days, etc.); how the universe originated; how it's organized; where it is going; how you fit into it; general concepts about life after death; and why God grants you free will.

Part II describes our local universe of 10 million inhabitable planets. In this section, you'll learn about the personalities and events in our local space region that directly affects this world and your future. Highlights from Part II include: Who Jesus was before he lived on Earth; where he lives now; how he affects your life; how the local universe you live in is organized; the nature and role of local celestial personalities; who Satan and Lucifer are; what happened in the Lucifer rebellion; why Earth struggles in confusion; what human life is like on advanced worlds; where you go after you die; what happens following your resurrection; how you'll meet loved ones and friends in the next world; how love and fairness function within the heavens; and more.

©2004 Urantia Foundation (P)2004 Urantia Foundation

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  • JEM
  • Sumner, ME
  • 09-06-16

Life saver

Questions answered! Satisfied, beyond all expectations! A must read for all our times. Well pleased.

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  • Jan
  • las vegas, NV, USA
  • 06-23-10

A life changing book

This Book is fascinating. Although complicated, it opened my eyes to new and intriguing concepts of God and the vast number of beings that orchestrate the creation and welfare of billions of inhabited planets, including ours. The kind of book I will read many times! It starts out a little intimidating, but it is worth the effort to keep going.

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Who am I?

In an earlier time, two ships passing in the night would exchange two primary pieces of information. They would both ask the other ship...where are you coming from...and...where are you going to? With this new information each ship would then update it's own course to get to it's intended destination.
The Urantia Book is just such a revelation for the seeker to do the same.

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My soul love it...

Where does The Urantia Book (Part 1 and Part 2) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the top audiobook I have listened to. This book may be not for everyone, since we are different in our level of consciousness. I love it and feel familiar with the contents. Maybe I have been a student of the universe for many life times.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Creator Trinity Father and His creation of different levels of beings...

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

Not specifically. Both of the two narrators did a wonderful work.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Impossible, but I listened it in less than a week.

Any additional comments?

You may not understand what is saying in the book, but keep your heart open. Only truth will stay and last. No matter what your religion is, this book will worth your time and effort to study. It will enhance your faith. I strongly recommend it.

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  • marta
  • darien, CT, United States
  • 10-24-10

Life Changing

I have read and studied many books that have been meaningful. I have read one book that has literally transformed my life. It is the Urantia Book. I truly cannot, nor would I want to, imagine progressing and evolving without what is revealed in these papers.

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Truth Revealed

This book is a gift of love from God. Read, contemplate, pray and decide for yourself.

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Intolerable Psychobabble

What would have made The Urantia Book (Part 1 and Part 2) better?

I can't even imagine what would make this book better other than it never being written. It was hour after hour of sanctimonious, over-elaborated religulous psychobabble. I'd rather stab my ears with an icepick than listen to another hour of it. I actually contemplated counting the superfluous rendundant adjectives and descriptors in each sentence--it was truly stunning how many words were employed just in the interest of telling the listener how impossible it was to adequately describe in human word-symbols the glory of God the Father in all His omnipotent supremacy of self-awareness fulfilling the infinite potentiality of His primordial state of vastness in His utterly self-directing and self-completing loving free will. And that was an understatement.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I just couldn't get through even 3 hours of it.

Any additional comments?

The two reviews posted were very misleading. I have a hard time believing that no one else was off-put by the inaccessible language, redundancy and general incomprehensibility of the content.

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Did not enjoy at all.

this book threw around too many words and not enough knowledge. what ever happened to keeping it real.. imo

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Extremely broad, deep and detailed discovery of the administrative and philosophical creations in which God manifests itself.

A massive puzzle piece which details the souls progression from lower 1st density material life through to the comprehension of God in all its infinite manifestations. When coupled with other works such as Ra: The Law of One, The Seth Material, The Emerald Tablets of Toth, past life and life between life regressionists such as Delores Cannon, Micheal Newton, etc, and 20+ years of deep research into spiritual, scientific, historical, mathematical, esoteric and cosmological studies I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no way a fellow human of this 3rd density realm wrote this. Especially without taking credit for it. Although the Christian filter in which is written through is distinct, it is universal and transcends Christianity in a way that disposes with the idea that it was written by a Christian of any sort. Most likely Christianity, in its earliest roots taught reincarnation and esotericism throughout the Essene Community and why the these spiritual beings show up in christianity throughout the ancient writings. As a former catholic ( until I grew up and started thinking for myself) I am always leery of many of the teachings and characters within the religion, but I just say I am absolutely blown away by the information in this material and look forward to consuming the next couple books with a voracious appetite and thirst for its ambrosia- like effects upon the mind and spirit. Very impressed with the work. A definite read but the beginner might not understand it as well and I’m sure even myself should listen to it many many times like the earlier works I alluded to at the beginning of the review. Once simply is not enough to comprehend these advanced concepts to even the most basic level of understanding.

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So ahead of its time...it's timeless

I remember the day I discovered this book. I was so hungry to learn about God and spirituality. I did a search on Amazon for "Christian Spirituality" or something similar. I found this book and was intrigued by it and purchased it on Audible. When I first started listening to it, I was like, "Wow, this is some deep philosophical stuff". As I listened on, I never heard something so deeply intriguing. Even though many concepts were complicated or "overexplained", the overall message just clicked with my soul and made sense. There were many times what it said made me revolt thinking either it's too good to be true or it questioned my Christian beliefs that I grew up being taught. However, the logic, consistency, and the sense that it made was inescapable. I had no choice but to contend with what was being said. Slowly, my mind began to open up to at the very least taking what was said: "under consideration". I am now almost finished with the Life and Teachings of Jesus. I can honestly say that I believe 99% of what this book says and the remaining 1% could be a misunderstanding or prejudices I still have. To anyone who is searching to make sense of God, the universe, and how things work... THIS is the book for you. This is possibly the best book ever written besides the bible. Even if you believe the word of God/Bible/Scripture to be the inerrant word of God, I dare you to read this with an open mind and see how it resonates with your soul.

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  • Valerie
  • 06-16-15

Best soporific

This book was so boring that I used it as an aid to sleep! It is supposed to be a channelled text from various "heavenly" creatures, however it was primarily Christian with references to the New Testament. All I can really say is that it did not resonate in the slightest with me and I wouldn't recommend it, even if the listener was a fervent Christian. I much prefer the Seth books which do resonate

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  • Robin Evans
  • 07-13-18

An amazing book, I love reading it...

The Urantia Book woke me up out of the human dream, it gave me a framework and a purpose that reaches far beyond the world we now share. In the beginning, I was very skeptical, yet as time went on and I read and checked the science, I realized that it was all true.

This was a practical manual for coping with life on earth and preparing for the transition beyond the vale of death. The horror and the rank fear of death are evaporated by simply reading the pages of this revelation, life becomes simple and relaxed, there is no longer any hurry to get anywhere or to gorge on experience.

I love this book and I am eternally grateful it came into my life...

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