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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Urantia Book?

The Urantia Book is a compilation of 196 papers which presents us with the origin, history, and destiny of humanity. It answers questions about God, life in the inhabited universe, the history and future of this world, and it includes an uplifting narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus.

The Urantia Book portrays our relationship with God the Father. All human beings are the sons and daughters of a loving God and therefore brothers and sisters in the family of God. The book provides new spiritual truth for modern men and women and a pathway to a personal relationship with God.

Building on the world's religious heritage, The Urantia Book describes an endless destiny for humankind, teaching that living faith is the key to personal spiritual progress and eternal survival. It also describes God’s plan for the progressive evolution of individuals, human society, and the universe as a whole.

Who wrote The Urantia Book?

Much speculation exists about the physical origins of The Urantia Book. Information about the specific identities of those involved in this process and the exact mechanics of how the book was transmitted was wisely withheld in order to prevent any undue regard for these individuals and the book's origins. The true value of The Urantia Book lies not so much in its origins as in the spirit content of its message.

A more important question is why it was written. The Urantia Book endeavors “to expand cosmic consciousness and enhance spiritual perception.” 0:0.2 (1.2)

Is The Urantia Book a religion?

While The Urantia Book contains information about world religions, it purports that “true religion is a matter of personal spiritual experience.” 99:5.7 (1091.6) The personal religion of one’s inner life can be nurtured within most religious institutions, or independent of any institutions.

Where can I get a copy?

The Urantia Book is printed in many languages, and a list of online storefronts is maintained here. The book is available for free reading online or as a free download in many formats. There is also an Android App available in the Google Play Store. If you need to inquire about a free book, please contact us.

It’s a big book! I have so many questions…

You are not alone in that sentiment. The Urantia Book offers a fresh perspective on life’s most perplexing questions, along with some you may not have thought to ask. The book also provides reassurance about the future and a path to personal peace of mind.

Urantia Foundation does not offer interpretations of the teachings. Individuals are encouraged to have their own firsthand experience with the text. This website has an excellent search engine and a curated collection of study materials. Free online courses for both new and experienced readers are offered by Urantia Book International School (UBIS).

I love The Urantia Book! How can I get involved?

We welcome your enthusiasm. We encourage you to continue reading and studying the book. Urantia Foundation offers free online courses in seven languages. There are also study groups, and reader organizations to join. Learn more on our connect with readers page or visit the Urantia Book Study Group Directory to find a study group near you.

Are there other readers of The Urantia Book in my area?

The Urantia Book is widely available and in 27 languages. There are readers all around the world! Click here to connect with readers.

What is Urantia Foundation?

Urantia Foundation was established in 1950 as the original publisher of The Urantia Book. Operating under a Declaration of Trust, with a mission to seed the book and its teachings globally, the Foundation is entrusted with publication, translation, sales and distribution, education, and outreach programs. Read more about what we do.

Where is Urantia Foundation located?

Urantia Foundation has its headquarters in a historic Greystone building in the lovely Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Built in 1908, it was originally the home and offices of Drs William and Lena Sadler. The building was bequeathed to the Foundation in 1969.

Can I visit Urantia Foundation headquarters?

Yes. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our historic building at 533 West Diversey Parkway in Chicago.

“Religious perplexities are inevitable; there can be no growth without psychic conflict and spiritual agitation.”