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How I Found the Urantia Book—LARRY WHELAN (1975) 


IN THE SUMMER of 1975 I was in a bookstore in Ventura, California, checking to see if there were any new Edgar Cayce books. Nearby was the Religion section, where I noticed a large book with a white cover on the top shelf. I had to stand on my tiptoes to reach it.

At this time in my life I had collected just about all the Edgar Cayce books that were in print; I was a member of the Association for Research and Enlightenment and I attended a weekly Edgar Cayce study group. About a year earlier my mother had told me about a book, written by angels, that a study group in Oxnard was reading, but she did not know the name of the book or exactly where the group met.

As I took the large volume down from the top shelf, I felt that I had found the book my mother had been talking about. Opening the Urantia Book for the first time, I checked out the table of contents and saw it contained a 774-page section entitled, “Part IV, The Life and Teachings of Jesus, the story of the Son of God and the Son of Man.” I believed the words spoken by Jesus in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” After perusing the list of papers for another fifteen minutes I reluctantly returned the book to the top shelf, not having the $20 to buy it. I wandered around the bookstore for another fifteen minutes or so until I finally decided that I had to have that book and bought it with my Visa card.

Once I got home I could not put the book down. I completed my first reading in fifty-six days. I knew the part about Jesus was true, but what about the rest of the book? I started over from the beginning, and after reading it a second time I still had questions. I shared parts of it with my then-wife, a Jehovah’s Witness. She declared that it was the work of the devil. I read it again to see if she was right. She was not. I am now [1998] on my fourteenth reading and I know in my heart and soul that the Urantia Book is the fifth epochal revelation of truth to our world.

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