1978 I was working as an
assistant to a plastic surgeon and had a
promising career. We used pharmaceutical
cocaine quite often in surgery and it
was my responsibility to throw away what
was left over because it was no longer
sterile and could not be used again.
Being raised Jewish, I could not let all
of this possible money go down the
drain, so I kept it and sold it to
friends. Most of them were professional
people with much to lose if they acted
This went on
until a friend got into trouble and sold
me out to get out of trouble. I ended up
doing thirty days on a six-year sentence
and losing my license. Because I had
money and an influential father, I did
very little time in the prison system.
Three days before I was to be released I
was given a copy of the Urantia Book to
read. The person who showed it to me had
smuggled it out of the prison library
and was going to take it home with him.
He told me that this book had all the
answers to all the questions about who
we are and where we come from.
Once I started
reading it I could not put it down. I
told all my close friends about it but
their reactions were disappointing. The
book always stayed in my mind though,
and remembering what Jesus said about
not casting pearls before swine, it
would be many years before I began
actively promoting it again.
A few years
ago I finally mentioned it to a friend
who responded positively. I believe my
guardian seraphim put us together, and
now we are both active in the Foundation
and study groups. I have realized that
not everyone is ready for what the book
has to offer, but when the time is
right, and if I sense the person to be a
good risk, I tell them about the book.
I believe that
soon this life-changing book will become
widely known throughout the entire