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Greetings everyone, I am a big fan of the urantiabook and periodically visit the
urantiabook.org site, I have the book and cd, but I left the book in Fiji last last summer.

Anyway, I was perusing this site and someone ask about an updated version of the book.

So I googled urantia book update and came up with urantia.org which has a newer urantia
book, but I wonder if its for real, anyone know anything about this?


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Hello Korzen,

Nice to have you here and thanks for your question. After 50 years of publication and more than 20 printings, none of which were identical to any of the previous printings, Urantia Foundation decided to bring together several long time readers and scholars of The Urantia Book to form a committee to analyze all of the various changes made to the text and to decide upon a standardized version of the original text. You can read about this Standardization Committee and their methodology at:
http://www.urantia.org/en/standard-refe ... nal-report
Their recommended alterations to the text are given here:
http://www.urantia.org/en/urantia-book/ ... ardization
and an explanation of the standardized referencing system is given here:
http://www.urantia.org/en/urantia-book/ ... ing-system

It was also decided that the new standardized text featuring a new markup method would be the text displayed on the new website being implemented by the Foundation. The text of the first printing of The Urantia Book was altered to conform to the committee recommendations and new annotation was applied to the text. This text was made available on the Foundation website in about April of 2009.

Following the markup and annotation of the English text and making it available on the internet for download from their site, Urantia Foundation continued the standardization and annotation process for translations with the intention that all translations will be formatted identically with the English.

The standardized English internet version of The Urantia Book contains the text authorized by Urantia Foundation and it is this text that will be used in further publications of the book. The internet text is intended to be easily read on an electronic device and therefore it contains some formatting alterations that will not be part of the printed text... such as a blank line between each paragraph and indented lists.

Best wishes,
Larry


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Another thing is that I have the htc hd2 and can't get a good program for it just the regular texts, I noticed they had all the iphone itunes app but would like a proper windows mobile
app.
Any clues? I have already done some searching for it but to no avail.


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I don't have an htc hd2, but these eBook readers appear to be free:

http://www.turnip.demon.co.uk/jim/freda/
http://www.ereader.com/ereader/software/product/22726_wm.htm

Once you have an ebook reader installed, you can get free downloads of The Urantia Book - in the appropriate format - at:
http://www.urantia.org/en/urantia-book/download-text-urantia-book


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thanks, working on it now, Ill note my success


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