EARLY TWENTIES were spent
looking for answers, not about God
necessarily, but about the world and
beyond. I studied various philosophies
and religions, only to hit the wall
In 1973 I
moved to California from Colorado,
having spent two years studying yoga and
Tai Chi, which I now feel prepared me in
many ways for the discovery of truth.
The very month
I arrived in California I met a great
lady. She wasn’t a Urantia Book reader
but she led me straight to the book.
While visiting her home I noticed her
husband was always reading a blue book.
His reluctance to talk about it
intrigued me even more. It so happened
that on the same block lived a number of
wonderful folks who were also Urantia
Book readers. My first loaner book was
given to me by a reader named Jim
As I began to
browse the book, my reaction was, What
is this stuff? Nebadon? Andon and Fonta?
Now, really! It took some doing for me
to get over the Table of Contents.
I must admit
that the cosmic information was most
interesting to me in the beginning. What
really took me in was the information on
the Solitary Messengers. I found myself
also going to the Thought Adjuster
papers over and over, fascinated by the
connection between all that was out
there and all that was within me. It was
a long time before I ventured into the
Jesus papers, but when I did, the
meanings and values became real to me. I
no longer thought it was corny to
believe in Jesus, as I had felt when
Today I feel
my life has been tremendously enriched
by the discovery of the Urantia Book.
But it took me a long time to integrate
what I was reading with what I was doing
in my life. I’m still trying.