posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 08:56 AM
reply to post by brandiwine14
My go to book is called The Urantia Book. It's a 2000+ page book about God, the Universe, Jesus and how we fit into the larger plan of God.
I found this book in the early 90's after much soul searching to find out what I actually believed. I was raised Christian, but had too many
unanswered questions to feel comfortable going to church once I got in my early teens. I believed in God, but couldn't agree with the version that
Christianity taught fully.
After close to 10 years searching for something that rang true to me I found the Urantia Book. It's been a great journey ever since. The way it is
written and the information that is relayed really resonated with me. I will admit that I was not quick to fully believe it. A guy I worked with at
the time introduced me to it. I scanned over it and decided I saw enough that interested me to have a deeper look. I went to my local library and
checked out the book. After a couple weeks of reading it I was sold and bought my own copy. A couple years later a audio book version was released
and that is how I primarily go through it now.
It's a difficult book to describe because it is so rich with information. It really needs to be read from start to finish to fully appreciate it.
Though part 4, the Jesus papers, can be read by itself and many new readers do that.
I really like it because it describes a vast, vast universe teeming with life. The way it portrays God is in a universal sense and gives full
allowance for the individual to come to their own conclusions. Its not a book that says you have to believe this way or that way. It gives the
individual the pleasure of discovering God for himself. It teaches that religion is personal and no two are alike. That God looks at us as
individuals and not religious groups. God is no respecter of persons, races, planets or systems.
It also describes the vast array of beings God has created to run the Universe. He doesn't do it all on his own. I highly recommend it to anyone
who has unanswered questions. I would be more than happy to help anyone by directing them to certain papers that may help answer those questions.