Entering the Kingdom Within
The Return to Reality
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Entering the Kingdom Within
The Return to Reality
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Each chapter of Entering the Kingdom Within is full of deep, enlightening, inspiring and uplifting information. Sometimes it needs re-reading; not because the writing is unclear, but the subject matter is talking from Spirit to ‘human’ so we need to raise our minds to reach those heights.
I liked that the chapters were short, said what they said, and then capped off with the Diary of a Christ Communicant entries, which were so pertinent to the whole message.
Brian’s sincerity comes through shining on every page. His stance is so clearly one of sureness; that is very evident and brings the reader along in that place of truth, which is good. I also liked his humour.
This book is not as a finger wagging exercise or a lecture on how we MUST be, but an offering from Jesus, and this means it feels like a genuine gift as Brian has been given the gift. I liked that humility.
This book is a Map of Spirituality, a road map of Truth. A real ‘How to’. Every question about life had answers and it all spoke sense.
But the final three chapters on Prayer were really what moved me the most. Really moved me. And I was so grateful to have read them and have really re-read and re-read them as they had the most impact on me.
Christ mind shows through, but Brian shows his individuality – and humour – as he should, and I liked that.
Sarah Thomas, Devon, England
Entering the Kingdom Within ~ The Return to Reality is an extraordinary book. Each sentence is rich in meaning, and every sentence helped me to move that much closer to an awareness of the Kingdom within. I would read a few paragraphs and then have to stop and allow the meaning to take root in me. It was like our brother, Jesus, was reading it with me, and then in those moments of silent contemplation he was expanding the meaning for me. I will be eternally grateful to Brian for this contribution to assist in our Awakening. I know just how much work it takes to bring forth a book like this. It certainly came into my life at the perfect time.
I think the world has enough books based on A Course in Miracles, and then I read another Brian Longhurst book and I realize that I am wrong. This book is an essential addition to the library of any serious ACIM student. It is one of those rare books that I read and then return to, picking it up and re-reading parts of it as needed for encouragement and inspiration.
Rev Myron Jones, Lake Charles, Louisiana
I found Brian’s first two books very valuable, and now, ‘Entering the Kingdom Within’ takes us even deeper and more fully into the path of Spiritual Awakening. Reading Brian’s work is like taking a walk along a beautiful pathway, where in every step, on every page, one finds a jewel – a nugget of Truth which, on discovery, takes one’s breath away. The words of each nugget are to be felt in their entirety and savoured, until the wisdom in that jewel is embraced fully, before reading on.
This new book contains many such jewels, interlaced with Brian’s self-reflective honesty, knowledge and humour, making the content approachable and friendly amidst a writing style that is pristine in its clarity. Of benefit to students of A Course in Miracles is Brian’s deep knowledge of the teachings. His weaving of Course principles through his own descriptions is very helpful and infinitely practical.
I found the personal communications from Jesus at the start of each chapter to be a small meditation in their own right – to be pondered, absorbed and called upon as a reminder, when needed, of the truth of Love’s Reality. Brian’s friendship with Jesus, and with Papa, is an affirmation and encouragement that such a Holy Intimacy is possible for all of us.
- Andrea Matthews, ‘The Love Between’,
Hearty and generous, this book is a celebratory stew of commentary, insight, story-telling, and so much more that will aid the spiritual student. Brian Longhurst is an eloquent writer who is incisive in shining Light on current issues, and brings a fresh perspective on the path of spiritual Awakening through Christian mysticism – all in accord with A Course in Miracles. He is a cheerleader for anyone looking for ‘the peace that passeth understanding’. What a joy to see this third volume of the ‘Kingdom’ series in print!
Susan Oliver, Wooler, England
In this, his third book in a series, Brian Longhurst delves deeply into the teachings of A Course in Miracles. He offers insight from his first-hand experiences and his blessed communication with Jesus chronicled in his “Diary of a Christ Communicant” messages, featured after each chapter.
A useful theme in the book is to shed light on biblical verses that have been so distorted by traditional Christendom over the years. Gone is the image of an unfathomable God who would require blood sacrifice of his only child. Instead, we see a nurturing, loving, accessible Parent who could only will happiness for His creations, who are one with Him.
This book enters the mystical with a recognition of Oneness with our Source and with All That Is. Yet, it keeps us grounded by demonstrating practical applications. The author shows how spiritual principles can be used in our daily lives as well as in communion with the Divine.
I appreciate the recurring mention of animals as part of our Oneness, inseparable from us. The horror of factory farming with the brutal treatment of sentient beings as disconnected objects is an apt topic for the awakening mind to be consider. A Course in Miracles teaches: “All that I give is given to myself.” We are affected when we participate in this violence by ingesting it, even if we block it from our awareness. Thank you, Brian, for speaking out on this subject where so many spiritual teachers are silent.
Judy Kelly, Portland, Oregon
Brian Longhurst has done it again … and he will probably keep on doing it! He has taken the wilted and drowning Christian world view, laid it on its side so that the old sameness in which it was drowning can trickle out, and vigorously given it the Breath of Life. In his new book Brian offers to the reader renewed, profoundly discerning, insights into the mystical reality of Jesus’ teaching. He does this brilliantly, and yet with a humbleness that deeply engages the reader.
Brian’s books should be compulsory reading for every Christian. This would give them pause, a time to rethink their path and, hopefully, either move, with Jesus, into the Truth he came to share with us, or continue to stumble along the misconceived path of an illusory Christianity.
- Michael J. Roads, Queensland, Australia. Author: From Illusion to Enlightenment
Being a more seasoned seeker with many influences from other spiritual writers I find Brian’s books plain speaking, direct and easy to assimilate. The concepts can be difficult to convey in words. Language is limited. But Brian has the ability to distil his words into the essence of our purpose: to be One with the Father. It bears repeating, which he does for our benefit: that this is attainable. Not only attainable but necessary for our awareness of the gifts we already have in the NOW.
Brian has done it again! He has been able to take concepts of spirituality and put them into a form that I am able to understand. His style of writing flows, it makes sense. It allows me to digest and consider themes in a new light. A brighter light of understanding. Thank you for your insights.
It is a meditation to read Brian Longhurst’s work. I find myself entering the Kingdom within encouraged to do the work required to connect to “Papa”. His style of writing is like a conversation. He does not preach to you but guides you down the path of understanding difficult concepts. The path becomes less rocky. He speaks as the true mystic he is … giving us the view of the ego, the view of Jesus, our brother, so we can gently, easily absorb into our heart the acceptance of our Oneness. He addresses the difficult questions we all have regarding our ability to actually be aware of our Oneness in God. He assures us that we can accomplish this. Brian is a trustworthy guide in your journey within, to continue on your path back to the Light.
Rev. Barbara Sharpe, Dallas, TX.
This third book in the ‘Kingdom’ series is an invitation into the Kingdom of Heaven. Brian really has a knack for clarity when it comes to expressing the deep, mystical truths of the spiritual awakening process from within.
The vulnerability he openly expresses, in relation to living this truth, allowed me to connect to his path in an accessible and encouraging way.
I've already planned to read it again, due to the richness of content.
PE Chowney, Geneva, Switzerland
Yet another beautifully written book by Brian and his Helpers. This book takes you another step closer to spiritual reality; it is soothing, reassuring, encouraging and so clear in each explanation of esoteric truths, that it naturally uplifts you. To be read and reread indeed and to be kept preciously at hand. Thank you Brian. I can’t wait to read the next one!
Suzi Matsell, Lyon, France
Brian Longhurst’s third book in a progressively unfolding, enlightening series, Entering the Kingdom Within speaks to the yearning of those who have seen through the world and its failed dreams. It offers a purpose in time to those who feel themselves trapped within time. Its ‘theology’ is congruent with A Course in Miracles and through Brian’s personal story will offer insight and encouragement to those who are ready to discover their true Identity as whole Christ Mind.
Jane W., Oxfordshire, England
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