10 Radiant Ideas
10 Radiant Ideas introduces you to ten exquisite love-based ideas about God, but they are ideas that are completely and totally
independent of any organized religion. Many of us hold ideas about God that are very old. They have been passed down by our parents, who got
the ideas from their parents, who got the ideas from their parents, and on and on.
It's important to examine these ideas because your beliefs drive your decisions. Your decisions drive your attention and your behavior. And your
behavior determines your happiness. The idea that God is Love and only Love is very important for your spiritual fitness because you cannot
whole-heartedly go towards something you're afraid of. So to make progress, it's absolutely essential that you undo your fear of God. Some
people are hesitant about being exposed to new or different ideas about God, but there's nothing to worry about. Nothing can happen to you and
nothing will happen to you unless you choose to change your mind about what you believe. This puts you in the driver's seat.
10 Radiant Ideas does the service of opening your mind to radically new, unconditionally loving and benevolent ideas about God. And,
of course, once the mind is opened, anything becomes possible. Anything. The book is based on key principles from A Course In Miracles,
which is also known by the acronym ACIM or simply as the Course. 10 Radiant Ideas is often used as a primer by
Course teachers for new Course students.
Here's what fans are saying about 10 Radiant Ideas
♥ This book very simply and with clear examples explains A Course In Miracles (ACIM) in a language you can understand. I enjoyed the format and the author's writing style. I had previously tried to read other books, including the text of A Course In Miracles itself, and found them very technical and hard to understand.
Many people would define this book as "New Age." I found it to be pretty down to earth, describing a philosophy or a way of thinking that could be used in whole or in part no matter what your religious beliefs. The author asks you to merely consider the ideas she presents, to try them on and see if they ring true for you and fit what you want for your life.
The book is only just over 100 pages, but it really is a great introduction. The back of the book includes sites for ACIM and a list of recommended ACIM authors and their books.
I may adopt some of the ACIM ways of thinking...or I may not...but I can tell you that I felt soo good, soo calm and peaceful and filled with an experience of God's love for me after reading this book. I read it just a few days ago, underlined and highlighted much of it, and then read it again really slowly today, just to let it sink in deeper.
If you are a seeker looking to explore a different way of thinking than what you currently have, you will probably like it. If you aren't really open to new ideas, then the "10 Radiant Ideas" won't be too attractive to you. Nevertheless, I think it's a great book, and the author succeeded at her goal: To explain ACIM to someone totally unfamiliar with it, and to do it in a way that gives the reader a real sense of what it might be like to believe in this way.
- Ms. O. Khannah-Brown
♥ Why don't we see the Kingdom of Heaven? We don't see it because we are in it. Heaven is within. We are looking without from Heaven and haven't seen it because it is within. Karen Bentley's book makes it clear that we have been mistaken in our thinking and need only change our minds.
- Robert Leroy, Chairman of Open Doors
♥ Karen Bentley cuts through the confusion and makes complex Course ideas very easy to understand. It's a gem.
- Mo Jessup
♥ 10 Radiant Ideas will grab your attention and hold it from the first page to the last...To meet Karen is to experience an energetic presence that pulls you into her vitality and love. While reading her book, I felt as though I were with her in person, interacting with deep conversation about life and its meaning. Karen's writing is intensley personal...As I got deeper into her book, I realized that I had underlined something on almost every page....
- John Nagy, Chairman of The Quest Foundation
♥ I was swept away by grace as I read Karen Bentley's wonderful book, 10 Radiant Ideas. Not only are these ideas radiant but they sparkle with the clarity of a diamong as they reflect the Truth with shimmering simplicity.
- Maureen Mueller
♥ An uplifting and inspiring work.
- Robin Quinn
♥ Karen, I read your fabulous book, and it is truly an amazing work.
- Peggy Munson
♥ Riveting God stuff that makes you seriously think about your basic beliefs. I especially like the idea that God is love and only love and does not judge or punish us. The last chapter includes a complete reinterpretation of the Lord's Prayer.
- Anonymous Reader
♥ This book is the clearest, most concise explanation of A Course In Miracles I have ever read. Bentley has the rare ability to discuss complex ideas in a way that makes them easy to understand and consider. This book would appeal to anyone who desires exposure to an alternative view about God, but without attachment to any religion. It definitely opens your mind to a new way of thinking.
- Anonymous Reader