Perhaps you have heard of A Course in Miracles, a book espousing a system of new thought that was first published in 1976. I once saw the book in a bookstore and thought it looked overwhelming long and I didn't have time to read through it all. Still, my curiosity was piqued and I finally found a much shorter book which encapsulated the teachings of A Course in Miracles (ACIM). Written engagingly by Alan Cohen, A Course in Miracles Made Easy: Mastering the Journey from Fear to Lovesatisfied my curiosity while leaving me with some food for thought.
While providing information on the background of ACIM, Cohen also goes through the major lessons and philosophical points of ACIM. Cohen's writing is easy to read and provides relevant examples related to the points he covers. If you want to understand the basic tenets of ACIM without investing the large amount of time it takes to work through the original texts, Cohen's book is for you.
That said, I came away a little flummoxed and it took me a while to figure out why. More on that next week.