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The Heart Of A Course In Miracles

Understanding and Applying the 12 Primary Concepts of the Course

Many students on the path find the material in The Course in Miracles to be too complicated and heady. The Heart of A Course in Miracles explains the 12 primary concepts found in the Course in a powerful, yet clear and applicable manner. It brings the heart and soul back into the Course.

The Heart of A Course in Miracles explains the most important concepts of the Course, in a way that only Michael Mirdad could do. This book is clear, deep, applicable, and life-changing. It reaches a depth of spiritual teaching that is only surpassed by the Course itself, and it brings back the spirituality that has often been lost in translation. Students of the Course will never see the material the same way. Students of spirituality will never see anything the same.

This powerful book is intended to be read slowly, with thought and reflection. This book is clear, easy to read, and easy to apply . . . and has already proven profoundly effective to many thousands of clients and students who have applied the principles of this incredible book.

Drawn from the author’s 30+ years of teaching, healing, and spiritual counseling, this book highlights both new and time-tested principles for understanding and applying the 12 primary concepts found in A Course in Miracles. In so doing, Mirdad makes the Course material fresh, powerful, and accessible to people of all walks of life.

Topics include:

  • Creating Miracles
  • Having a God Day: Starting the Day with God
  • How It All Began: Bliss & Oneness vs. Separation
  • Love vs. Fear
  • God’s Holy Spirit vs. the Ego
  • Forgiveness vs. Judgment
  • Innocence vs. Guilt and Shame
  • Reality vs. Illusion
  • Responsibility vs. Projecting
  • The Spiritual World vs. The Material World
  • The Unlimited Soul vs. The Limited Body
  • How It All Ends: Holy Relationships vs. Special Relationships

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Reviews of Heart of A Course In Miracles


I am so thrilled to have this book as a tool of reference for every single part of my life. As a student of A Course In Miracles I stumble around a bit trying to understand its deepest concepts. Michael in this book has taken each one of the core

Marie Henry

The Harvest of a Lifetime

In this his latest book, Michael Mirdad shares the harvest of a lifetime of spiritual seeking and teaching. Both the beginning and the advanced seekers of Truth will benefit from reading this clear, in-depth, and comprehensive treatment of the spiritual pathway Home. With many concrete applications of spiritual Truths, “The

Lynne Matous

If you were to read only one book on A Course In Miracles, this is the one.

Michael offers the most complete picture of the course, along with easy-to-learn steps that guide the reader to a full understanding of how we got here and how to best find our way Home. Powerful while concise, Mirdad illustrates his mastery of the material and his flexibility in adapting it

Matthew John

The BEST source for understanding the underlying message of A Course in Miracles

I have been a student of A Course in Miracles since 1990. This is one of the most concise books I have ever read that is associated with the Course that really gets to the core concepts, and explains them in a way that anyone can understand. It is really

Linda Mae Costello

In “The Heart of A Course in Miracles”, Michael …

In “The Heart of A Course in Miracles”, Michael Mirdad exquisitely identifies & explains “12 Primary Concepts” of A Course in Miracles. From there, he distills these concepts into language any ACIM student or teacher can follow. An invaluable tool to help us understand & remember core ACIM tenets


A book to experience!

I first want to comment on the aesthetics of the book. It is the perfect book size making it very comfortable to hold. The book cover is sturdy, made to last and to endure much use, and the edges are well bound. Font size and line spacing are perfect, making


I found that Michael gave a clarity to the Course that I found easy to comprehend

I have owned the Course in Miracles book for a long time. I would pick it up and start and then put it away. It was through Michael’s book that I was able to finally embrace the Course teachings with a different understanding. I found that Michael gave a clarity


Love It

I purchased this book because I’ve always wanted to read A Course in Miracles. But reading the entire book seemed so daunting to me; like reading the bible all over again. It even has those bible thin pages. The title of the book appealed to me. It felt like the

Patrice Ellen

Love the book

Love the book, I have been reading the Course for many years, however, Michael has a way of opening your eyes to the real meat of the course.The book is wonderful.


I love his writing…

I heard Michael speak on a Podcast and I knew I needed this book. I have only just begun it but it is exactly as I expected I love his writing so far on understaning the course


I love Michael Mirdad and nearly all that he has to …

  Next to A Course In Miracles this book is the closest I have come to understanding the truth of ourselves. Astounding simplicity, with such a practical approach to life. I love Michael Mirdad and nearly all that he has to share so I am extremely happy with this book.

Shirley Benson

ACIM from the Heart

By far the best book I have purchased to help me to understand and apply the concepts from A Course In Miracles. Many thanks to Michael Mirdad


I highly reccomend this book!

I feel peace in my soul and joy in my heart when I hear Michael Mirdad speak and I read his books. This book has satisfied my hunger for truth! Love you, Michael!

Pam Bush

If you want A Course in Miracles clarified and demystified …

If you want the text and messages of “A Course in Miracles” clarified and demystified? This is THE book to help with this. It is deep, but it is clear and in practical language and concept. It is a text book on the book that can change you inside and

Joan Belle

Five Stars

absolutely love the way Michael relates ACIM. by far my favorite book on the course!

Amazon Customer

A must buy by Michael Mirdad

Everything that Michael does is great. I have read all his books and attend Unity where he speaks. This book is a more clear understanding for me of the course in miracles.


Great explanation and amazing spirit.

I have been reading a course in Miracles and this book brought it to me in a much easier to understand method. You have an amazing spirit and it flows through your book to each of us that desires to accept it.


Five Stars

Love the book, helps with ACIM and links to a lot of like

Larry Schmier

This book by Michael Mirdad takes A Course in Miracles to a whole new level of understanding.

I have the original course in miracles book. And for many years have been attempting to read it the whole way through. It’s a bit daunting to do. When Michael Mirdad‘s new book came out it was a no-brainer for me to purchase it. I’ve read most of his books

MJ Holland

A clear view of why and how we practice judgement …

A clear view of why and how we practice judgement and blame that keeps us from finding our innocence and true freedom and peace. Michael Mirdad explains A Course in Miracles so very well, with a practicality that helps understand how apply these principles in our


Inspired work!

As a long-time student of A Course in Miracle (the “Course”), reading books based on It can get my ego in a twist! ;). But Michael’s book, for the most part, did just the opposite — it’s helpful, calming and a great Course supplement. Of course, I found a few

George A. Wissing

LOVE—you have to read this book!

I highly enjoyed this book and have recommended it to countless friends and family. I also recommend the book about “The Divine Child” by Michael Jones; they are complementary. I plan to read both again and again AND to buy some of Michael Mirdad’s other books. Namaste,



LOVED this book! Wonderful companion as I study A Course in Miracles. Beautiful and helpful insights throughout. So grateful for the clarity I received reading this

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A Course in Miracles

Broken down to very effective, while easily digestible .12 Primary Concepts, this book is my Keeper, for a long time to come. Step into the

Flamma Jamma

Love it!

I love anything Michael Mirdad does He is

Susan M Gunther

A MUST have if you are a student of ACIM or want to discover what ACIM is all about.

I have been studying the course for almost 3 years. Have read several books about ACIM but that one top them all.I discovered Michael Mirdad 3 months ago and deeply resonate with the way it teaches what he learned on its life journey with A Course in Miracles.This book is

Catherine Chevalier Defrenne

Makes understanding the Course in Miricles information easier

Brilliant work by Michael Mirdad. Makes understanding the information in A Course in Miricles much easier to understand. Deep and profound presented in Michaels unique

crystal gaye philip, Australia

Deeper insight

Being A Course in Miracles student since the late 1990’s the book gave me a still deeper understanding of the course. I would recommend it to someone familiar with ACIM who would like a bit more clarification. It does a good job in summarizing what is to take place in

Joe T.


Very helpful in understanding the major concepts within A Course in Miracles. Well written by someone that clearly has a very good grasp of the

Mike Hall, United Kingdom

I love this book!

This is an excellent book. Its easily understood and more importantly, felt in the heart. Its a book I’m going to read over and over again. Its a main staple for every spuritual

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This new book is called "The Heart of A Course in Miracles." Without going into a lot of history of my life related to the Course, or the Course's history on a linear level, really, I titled it "The Heart of A Course Miracles" for several reasons, not the least of which being - the Course has gotten studied in a more and more intense way, intellectual way. There's an approach to it that's very cerebral. I guess you could say, some people say, the course IS cerebral, and it really is and isn't. In some respects, it's just deeply inspirational.

But it definitely will come across a little bit, you know, concrete or intellectual. And it does that for various reasons. It does it because in part Jesus is talking through Helen Shucman, who scribed the course, and it presents material that's designed to sort of psychoanalyze and/or heal the mind, the psyche. So it's going to come across a little bit like psychoanalysis, you know, but it's intention was never to really lose the heart.

So when I describe the book as "The Heart of A Course in Miracles" - and that's one thing that Alan Cohen shared. He said he loved that it was called "The Heart." Then he read some of it, and he went "Wow." And you know what he really dug? He didn't talk about the layout of all the concepts and so forth, which you know people dig. He talked about...he was just wowed by the history that I was talking, about the hidden history -- the metaphysics, the spirituality, the past lives of Helen. All that, which I'm calling "The Heart." All that was left out of it.

And now we feel like we're talking about the Bible again. There were all kinds of books that were edited out of the Bible. And so it sort of ends up with that kind of a strange history, where the course was original notes, where quite a bit, there was quite a bit more there. But what I feel is it gave more of a feeling, still very deep, still a lot for the mind, but it was still very, very much broader and just fantastic material, which they now call the "Ur Text" version of the course, and man oh man there's a lot there. So, for the brave of heart, you know you can look for it.

So, really I call it "A Course in Christ Consciousness" - I almost titled the book that. "A Course in Miracles" is really "A Course in Christ Consciousness," because it is the Christ that wrote it. It's the Christ in us that's being given the gift of that material. It's the Christ in us that's being awakened by processing the material, and so on and so on. So really it's A Course in Christ Consciousness. And I juggled that. I thought: “Well if we call this book ‘A Course in Christ Consciousness.’” Some of my students gave their opinion, and they said "no, because we want you to write a book ON Christ Consciousness," and so around and around we went. So, we ended up calling it, "The Heart of A Course in Miracles."