Borders for the Edges of the Path
If you're studying A Course in Miracles, buy this book and its companion volume. Skip lunches, go without your Starbucks fixes, whatever it takes, and spend that money here. You'll thank yourself--and the authors--many times over.
Following the Course is a beautiful walk, but it's not an especially well-marked path. It's easy to find yourself in the middle of either a vacant lot or a scary junkyard while thinking you're still on the trail. If you find either of those, you are not listening to your Guide. The landscape is littered with the remains of those who've gone before and fell off along the way.
The Workbook is a deeply rewarding and expanding part of the mind training offered by the Course, but here again, it's just not that easy to "get it." This pair of books will give you left and right hand borders for the Path of ACIM. Walking a well-marked trail is not only clearer, it's more enjoyable. Even if you could do it alone, why would you want to?
Robert Perry's Practice Instruction is very helpful. He has a keen sense of what the Author is really asking us to do, and thus can lead us toward carrying that out more easily and faithfully. Certainly there is a relationship between what we put into a thing and what we get out of it.
Allen Watson's Lesson Commentaries are full of insight and practical wisdom. The value they add to our study is a multiple of any expenditure of our time or money invested in acquiring them. I admire his honesty and covet his clarity.
Both of these men are true scholars of the Course and can be trusted to help its Author bring out the most for you. Plus they're both good writers, which makes them a pleasure to read and an inspiration to follow.
My experience with Circle Publishing's books has been overwhelmingly positive. Their material is well written and easily understood. And it doesn't hurt that their volumes are aesthetically pleasing, both to the eye and the hand. As a final note, be aware that their website holds a wealth of resources.
Peace to you.
Henry Dickens & Co
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