The Urantia Book, first published by Urantia Foundation in 1955, was written in the form of a revelation by celestial beings. Many who have read it accept it as such — and of course many do not. The facts about how it was reduced to written form are unknown.However, regardless of the reader's approach to the text, the contents of the book are of real interest to all who are exploring the realms of religion and philosophy, or who are working on their own personal spiritual growth.The book's material covers a broad spectrum of inquiry — from the genesis, history, and destiny of the human race, to our collective and individual relationships with God the Father. It proposes a consistent and compelling integration of scientific, philosophic, and religious thought. It builds upon the world's religious heritage to describe a sublime destiny for humankind, encouraging a personal, living religious faith as the key to individual spiritual progress.The fourth part of the book presents a unique and compelling portrayal of the life and teachings of Jesus. The Jesus of The Urantia Book reaches out beyond the constraints of "mere Christianity" to touch the hearts of readers of all faiths.