COMING FROM an
atheistic/agnostic background, with no religious
instruction from my parents, I nevertheless was a
lifetime searcher for spiritual truths. Even as a
child it would turn me off when I’d hear preachers
on the radio saying I was a sinner. I hadn’t had a
chance to sin or even to know what sinning was.
Jesus died for me? That was a foolish thing to do,
according to my childish mind. Who and what was he
anyway? Had he even existed? But with all these
questions I somehow knew that something greater must
have created this awesome world and cosmos.
My search took many
paths and byways until one incredible day—I didn’t
know it was incredible then—my son Robert gave me a
magnificent gift, the Urantia Book. He had picked it
up from a study group led by
Pat McNelly at the
University of California at Fullerton.
The Urantia Book
provided answers to every question I’d ever had,
whether it was about God, Jesus, the universe,
archeology, anthropology or philosophy. This was a
four-year college course crammed into one 2,097-page
The book has inspired
me to find the strength and even the wisdom to do
things I didn’t know I could. One example was
founding a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
And now I’ve published a book, The Secret
Revelation, that dares to decode the Book of
Who knows what the
eternal journey will bring? Isn’t it exciting to
live in this eventful age when new but old spiritual
truths are being beamed to Urantia? How privileged
we are to have a blueprint for living in the
greatest book on this planet, the Urantia Book.