A Course in Miracles is a systematic way to train your mind to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world.
People ask me a lot: What’s the best version of A Course in Miracles to buy.
Below are my personal favorite versions. I have them all and I love them all and below I describe the details so you can choose which ones works best for you.
You really can’t go wrong.
The important thing is your commitment TO DO IT. To practice, apply and use the ideas contained in the book.
The version that you want to buy really depends on what you want and also how much money you want to spend.
The Course book that I love the most right now is the newly published version put out by Circle of Atonement.
This one: (people are calling it “the Purple Book”)
The Circle of Atonement ACIM is my ultimate favorite version of A Course in Miracles (above) and the one I personally recommend.It was recently published in 2017 and it is Helen Schucman’s handwritten notes. With it, I have found a very deep communion with Jesus like never before. It’s somehow (to me) simpler to understand than other versions. It contains 45,000 words that are not contained in the Foundation for Inner Peace version. It also has 33 essays (called Cameos) which contain the early stories of Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, how Jesus was instructing, directing and guiding them. It’s $45 (before shipping) which makes it the most expensive version of ACIM on the market. But in my opinion, worth every single penny.
One drawback is that does not contain the Psychotherapy Booklet or Song of Prayer Booklets – which are my favorite parts of the Course – but both can be purchased from the Foundation for Inner Peace (they are at the bottom of this page – scroll down)
Another drawback is that it’s super heavy, so it’s not the lightest thing in the world to carry around. But I do it. I take it with me everywhere – because it’s that good.
Next version: Foundation for Inner Peace version of A Course in Miracles (people call this one “The Blue Book”)
I love this version also. I am A HUGE FAN of the Foundation for Inner Peace. I have used this version since 1992 when I first found ACIM. I personally love the hardcover version because if you are committed to treating A Course in Miracles like THE COURSE IN MIND-TRAINING that is, it takes one year minimum to complete it so you will be using this book every.single.day. You will be taking it with you everywhere. So this is a great version and it doesn’t cost a whole lot of money.
This version contains the Psychotherapy and the Song of Prayer.
It’s available in paperback and hardcover.
The drawback with the Foundation for Inner Peace version is that it’s missing 45,000 words from Helen Schucman’s notes. But at the same time, I know that anyone can experience transformation and complete change of mind with this version.
This next version is called the “Urtext” from Doug Version.
I love this one too. It’s the original version of the material of A Course in Miracles that comes from Bill Thetford’s typed notes before the Foundation for inner Peace began editing.
Next we have two booklets that are called “Supplements of A Course in Miracles” but truly I think these are so much more than “supplements”. In my mind, they are super important for anyone interested in healing, prayer and knowing how to relate/work with others. To me, the information found in these two little booklets is THE MOST IMPORTANT and BEST and EXCITING part of A Course in Miracles. But seriously, that’s my 2 cents and only my opinion. Take my word, the content in these booklets is life-changing.
Song of Prayer: