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  • A Better Way #50 The lead article in this issue is "'Do You Believe in Miracles? The Holy Encounter between Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols'." Greg looks at the celebrated story in which Ashley Smith showed love to the criminal holding her hostage. He demonstrates that this is a classic, real-life example of what the Course calls a holy encounter.
  • A Better Way #49 The lead article in this issue is "Helen and Bill's Joining. A Window onto the Heart of A Course in Miracles." What is the heart of the Course? What is the point at which it all comes together. This article views Helen and Bill's joining in "a better way" as that point, as the example of what the Course is trying to have happen in the lives of all of its students.
  • A Better Way #48 The lead article in this issue is "The Earlier Versions and the Editing of A Course in Miracles."
  • A Better Way #47 The lead article in this issue is "The Earlier Versions and the Editing of A Course in Miracles."
  • A Better Way #46 The lead article in this issue is "Practice-Oriented Spirituality." Unleashing the Power of Concious commitment. Based on a book by prominent sociologist Robert Wuthnow, this article examines three different ways of living the spiritual life: dwelling-oriented spirituality, seeking-oriented spirituality, and practice-oriented spirituality. Embracing the Course as practice-oriented spirituality offers huge benefits because it unleashes the power of conscious commitment—the key to successfully taking hold of the glorious promises of the Course.
  • A Better Way #45 The lead article in this issue is "Ten Character Traits of the Spiritually Advanced." Robert answers the question: What kind of person are we trying to become on this path? An exposition of the ten characteristics of God's teachers from the Manual. Taken from the final chapter of Robert's book Path of Light: Stepping into Peace with A Course in Miracles.
  • A Better Way #44 The lead article in this issue is "Life Is but a Dream." We may believe that this life is a dream. Yet how can it be, when things so often act against our wishes, seemingly proving that they have an independent will and are not mere figures in our dream? This article offers a lengthy and mind-expanding answer, based on the section in the Text entitled "The Forgiving Dream."
  • A Better Way #43 The lead article in this issue is "Traveling Lightly." We all want to travel lightly through life, yet most of us feel weighed down wit a series of heavy, seemingly unshakable burdens. Nicola offers counsel on how we can learn to travel lightly without resorting to denial.
  • A Better Way #42 The lead article in this issue is "Above the Battleground. Applying the Course to the War in Iraq." Greg says, "Forgiveness entails looking upon all of the conflict in our world from a higher vantage point: a place above the battleground. With the Holy Spirit's help, we can look upon the Iraq war with Christ's vision." The article includes a lengthy visualization for rising above the battleground, written by Robert Perry.
  • A Better Way #41 The lead article in this issue is "Beauty from My Christian Past." Allen reflects on how much truth and light reached him while he was a practicing fundamentalist Christian.

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