FOUND the Urantia Book in 1975
in the public library.
Although I was
raised Catholic and attended Catholic
schools for sixteen years, I was
searching for “more.” I wasn’t sure what
that “more” was, but I started
researching parapsychology and other
esoteric practices such as astrology and
numerology. It was in the section of the
library dealing with these subjects that
I found the Urantia Book. As I flipped
through the pages, I was particularly
drawn to the papers on life after death
and the Jesus papers.
My mother had
died in 1970 and I was still grieving.
We had been very close and her death was
very hard on me. My two sisters and I
were too young to lose our beloved
mother. Even though I’d believed in life
after death before finding the Urantia
Book, reading about the mansion worlds
was a great comfort to me and helped me
with the healing process.
papers—how can I possibly express what
reading them meant to me? I already had,
since my early childhood, a deep love
for Jesus. I remember stopping at the
parish church on my way home from school
to “visit him.” Receiving holy communion
was special to me, and I greatly enjoyed
all the religious events both at school
and at church. Being able to read his
whole life story fulfilled a deep
yearning to know more about Jesus.
Urantia Book has been a blessing over
and beyond what I could have ever hoped
for. I am most grateful not only for the
extraordinary teachings, but also for
the wonderful community of believers and
friends I have found in my study group,
Society and in the greater readership.
answered my prayers; I have found the
“more.” Like Ganid, I too can say:
“I will every day thank God for his
unspeakable gifts; I will praise him for
his wonderful works to the children of
men. To me he is ... my spirit Father,
and as his earth child I am sometime
going forth to see him” (p. 1454).