The ACIM OE APP is three applications in one.
EBOOK: Read all three books of A Course in Miracles---TEXT, WORKBOOK, and MANUAL and take notes that are stored in the APP.
AUDIOBOOK: Listen to the AUDIO of all three books read by Martin Caspers and accompanied by his inspired music.
SET A REMINDER: Write or Record an Affirmation for any Lesson in your own voice and set as a Reminder.
There is also a SEARCH function, offering a robust search engine that will find a word or phrase anywhere in all three books.
Now take A Course in Miracles with you wherever you go --- to READ and/or LISTEN to the entire book on any of your devices, as well as set a REMINDER.
WHAT IS A COURSE IN MIRACLES – ORIGINAL EDITION?
The Course is the result of the collaboration between two Columbia University psychologists: Dr. William T. Thetford and his colleague, Dr. Helen Schucman.
In 1965, Helen experienced what she described as a Voice which spoke clearly in her mind, saying “This is a course in miracles. Please take notes.” With Thetford’s support and assistance in transcribing her shorthand notes, Dr. Schucman took down some 1,500 typewritten pages of A Course in Miracles over a period of seven years.
As she often explained, she heard a kind of inner dictation and felt compelled to write it down, even though at times she disagreed with the content and resisted the process. The voice, which spoke through Helen, clearly identified himself as Jesus.
The “original edition” is the unabridged volume of the Course as it was completed by Dr. Schucman and Dr. Thetford in 1972 and before further editing had taken place.
WHAT IS COURSE IN MIRACLES SOCIETY?
Course in Miracles Society [CIMS] is a 501 (c)(3) [non-profit] organization incorporated in 2000 which holds the copyright on A Course in Miracles Original Edition©. It is an international group of Course students and teachers organized to discover, authenticate, and propagate the Divine Teachings of A COURSE IN MIRACLES.
As students, we seek to increase our knowledge of Jesus' words and to deepen our experience of His teaching.
As teachers, we work to circulate the message of A COURSE IN MIRACLES throughout the world by our words, our deeds, and by the example of our lives.
WHY ARE THERE PEARLS ON THE COVER?
In the months preceding the beginning of the dictation of A Course in Miracles, Dr. Helen Schucman experienced a series of vivid waking and sleeping dreams. In three of those dreams, she was presented with a book. It was thick and black and had large gold letters on the cover. In one of those dreams, she saw it draped in a strand of pearls.
That image is reproduced in the artwork for this edition in homage to Dr. Schucman’s perseverance and dedication to the completion of the Course.
There is an ancient symbolism to pearls. From the earliest of times, pearls have been considered miraculous. Unique in all the world of nature, their beauty comes from the most mundane of substances and yet, it is somehow transformed by a living organism into one of the most beautiful objects known to man.
And it is the way pearls “play” with light that gives them their fascinating beauty and their almost mythical status. Pearls have become, in other words, an archetypal image of what can happen to the human mind that dedicates itself to perfection, utilizing the hard knocks of daily living as a stimulus to growth.
“The Pearl of Great Price”.
That which is of such momentous value that you would sell all that you own to possess it.
“Pearls of Wisdom”
Thoughts which illuminate and simplify one’s thinking, bringing peace and clarity.
“A String of Pearls”
A veritable chain of wisdom and insights, spreading out and then interweaving as a string of brilliant flashes that lighten up the very dark world around us.
A string of pearls is, in other words, the perfect symbol for ~”A Course in Miracles.
Landscape formatting for iPad is added and blank pages resolved.
Ratings and Reviews
I have this version of the book at home and I am so excited to see it as an app. It’s great to have all the books together at my fingertips. I also have the Urantia book app which is nicely put together with some additional features I find super helpful. One, is the option to have just text on the screen when reading. The other is to easily bookmark a page by tapping the top of the screen. Finally there is a random quote function which I use all the time whenever I just need a pick me up. Thanks again for everyone who put this together. Many blessings.
No bookmark capability
If there was any book in the world I would need a bookmark for, it would be ACIM. Having a book app like this without bookmark capability is.... unique. Also window for text is too small. Would like to maximize window to full screen for reading on phone.
Developer Response ,
This APP will definitely be updated. Until then, the NOTES option are mostly for highlighting phrases & noting quick thoughts but the NOTES option can also be used a Bookmark. Just SELECT, COPY, and PASTE the Text Section Title into NOTES & then add the paragraph number. | When on a specific page the gray tool box at the bottom of the screen has A- and A+ icons to increase font size. This should help in viewing. ;-)
Does not keep reading place
I have enjoyed the course in miracles
Since 1981, in reading groups and in private.
I gave this app 1 star due to not keeping the reading spot after closing the app.
Is an update planned to fix this ?
Developer Response ,
We will be UPDATING this APP to add the Bookmark option. Until then, the NOTES option, which is mostly for highlighting phrases & noting quick thoughts, can also be used as a Bookmark. Just SELECT, COPY, and PASTE the Text Section Title into NOTES & then add the paragraph number. Try it! ;-)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.