Welcome to this year-long tour through The Urantia Book. Most of the posts feature readings from Part IV: The Life and Teachings of Jesus. Sets 1 through 3, however, feature the first five papers of the book beginning with Paper One: The Universal Father.
The majority of the sets contain an image from paintings of artists born during the nineteenth century. For example, you'll encounter the biblical artwork of painters such as William Hole, Harold Copping, and James Tissot. In addition, you'll find illustrations from children's bible story books or lesson cards that were popular during the early twentieth century, which happens to be the time period of the reception of The Urantia Book.
The Urantia Book was first published in 1955 by Urantia Foundation
and has been translated into many languages. Social organizations include The Urantia Book Fellowship and Urantia Association International. The Fellowship's site contains a document titled "The Conceptual Organization of The Urantia Book," which was very helpful in the creation of the Double Track Annual Reading Cycle.
This site was originally titled "God and Neighbor" because the Great Commandment to love God and love your neighbor is an excellent guiding principle for living and for promoting peace and goodwill among peoples of all faiths. The Urantia Book is steeped in this principle as well as in the expression, "Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Man," which can be traced back to the nineteenth century.