Which books provide a good introduction to A Course in Miracles?

The list below gives a number of books which provide a good introduction to the teachings of A Course in Miracles. All of these books (and many more, see the list of books and tapes) are available from the Miracle Network by Mail-Order at prices generally lower than in the shops.

Journey Without Distance:The Story Behind A Course in Miracles, by Robert Skutch. Published by Celestial Arts, USA, 1984. ISBN 0-89087-404-2. 142 pages.

Robert Skutch, co-founder of The Foundation of Inner Peace, tells the story of the scribing of A Course in Miracles. It is an interesting and very readable book, providing valuable insights into the struggles which Helen faced whilst listening to the Voice.


The Most Commonly Asked Questions About A Course in Miracles, by Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick. Published by The Foundation for A Course in Miracles®, USA, 1995. ISBN 0-933291-21-3. 133 pages.

In this book, Ken and Gloria deal with 72 questions which students regularly pose. Subjects range from the nature of reality to dealing with sickness, and having a partner who is not a Course student. This is a clear and helpful book which facilitates understanding of the Course, and is appropriate for use in study groups.


A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson. Published by Thorsons, an imprint of HarperCollins, 1992. ISBN 1-85538-257-1. 260 pages.

An easily readable and accessible book by this dynamic exponent of the Course. This book presents inspiring reflections on the principles of the Course, and has sold well over one million copies worldwide.


Path of Light, by Robert Perry. Published by Circle Publishing, USA, 2004. ISBN 1-886602-23-9. 266 pages.

An exceptionally clear and inspiring overview of A Course in Miracles. This book is destined to become one of the definitive guides to the Course by one of its most respected teachers. It covers both theory and detailed practice.


Forgiveness and Jesus, by Kenneth Wapnick. Published by The Foundation for A Course in Miracles, USA, 1983. ISBN 0-933291-13-2. 400 pages.

This book provides a thorough explanation of the principles of A Course in Miracles. Subjects discussed include: injustice, anger, sickness, sexuality and money. Ken Wapnick also looks at the Biblical teachings, and compares those with the Course. The book will appeal particularly to those students whose spiritual journey has incorporated traditional Christianity.


Healing the Cause, by Michael Dawson. Published by Findhorn Press, UK, 1994. ISBN 0-905249-91-7. 159 pages.

Sickness, healing, forgiveness and prayer are some of the topics discussed in this book. Michael Dawson illustrates his interpretations of the Course with practical examples and diagrams. This book provides an excellent introduction to the main teachings of the Course, and will be of value to both "new" and "old" students of A Course in Miracles.