Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teachings [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 38.21  
Retail Value $ 44.95  
You Save $ 6.74  (15%)  
Item Number 287510  
Buy New $38.21
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.

Item Specifications...

Pages   104
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.28" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.33"
Weight:   1.89 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2002
Publisher   Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN  1890151920  
EAN  9781890151928  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Prayer meetings held in 1889 in the Kansas City living room of Charles and Myrtle Fillmore were the beginning of what grew to be an international religious and educational movement. This book is the first in-depth study of the people and beliefs that shaped it into one of the fastest growing movements of our time. Today there are 170,000 Unity students who are members of Unity centers and churches and attend Unity classes both in the churches and at Unity School. More than 20,000 people subscribe to Unity magazine, and 1.2 million subscribe to Unity's Daily Word. The Association of Unity Churches provides services to over 1,000 ministries worldwide. Unity's 24-hour prayer ministry responds to more than 2 million prayer requests each year, including approximately 1.1 million phone calls and 1 million letters. Neal Vahle documents the lives of the spiritual visionaries who created, organized, and led the Unity movement: Myrtle Fillmore, the 40-year-old wife and mother who was inspired by a Christian Science practitioner to cure herself of tuberculosis; Charles Fillmore, who had planned a business career but found, through study, prayer, meditation, and dream analysis, that he had another calling; H. Emily Cady, a New York City homeopathic physician whose book on Unity teachings, Lessons in Truth, was published in 1901, and has sold more than 1.6 million copies; Lowell Fillmore, eldest son of Charles and Myrtle, who clarified and popularized

Buy The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teachings by Neal Vahle from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781890151928 & 1890151920

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teachings by Neal Vahle today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Neal Vahle

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Neal Vahle has served as publishing director of Heldref Publications in Washington, DC, and as editor of several periodicals, including "World Affairs," "Current," "New Realities," "Re-Source," and "Unity Magazine." He holds a PhD in American History from Georgetown University and has taught at The American University, The Catholic University of America, and George Mason University. He is also the author of "Open at the Top: The Life of Ernest Holmes" and "Torchbearer to Light the Way: The Life of Myrtle Fillmore." He lives in Corte Madera, California."

Neal Vahle currently resides in Corte Madera, in the state of California.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Special Features > Substores > jp-unknown3   [1072  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General   [4109  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism > General   [403  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Theology > General   [1446  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > History   [2753  similar products]
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > General   [9332  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
The History of Unity Church  Aug 12, 2006
Neal Vahle has written a dense and sometimes dry history of the Unity Church. It began with Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889 after Myrtle was healed of various illnesses including tuberculosis after attending a few Christian Science meetings.

The Fillmore's believed that Christ was born human but was not any more divine than the rest of us. Unity Church is considered a Christian church because Jesus is regarded so highly due to the fact that he is the one human that has reached the highest enlightenment.

"Myrtle was repelled by the puritanical teachings on sin and the nature of evil" of other Christian churches. Although free will was considered important to the Church--sex was not encouraged for anything but procreation. The book quotes Charles as saying, "It followed that men and women must refrain from sexual relations to conserve the 'seminal substance' and make it available to revitalize the body". The Church believes/believed in bodily regeneration and reincarnation. Neither one of them attained total bodily regeneration but Charles did live an impressive 94 years.

Early in the Church's history the Fillmores received/developed the 12 Powers which were a basic teaching of Unity and they were: Spiritual Understanding, Faith, Divine Love, Power, Imagination, Zeal, Will, Life, Strength, Order, Judgement, and renunciation.

Vahle has written a balanced book which tells of the other side of the story. He has chapters on what the established protestant churches passionately feel are the down falls of Unity such as Unity's denial of the need to be born again through accepting Jesus as son of God. He writes of the Churches segregation of blacks while promoting the rights of women. He tells of the many who consider Unity to be a fringe or even a cult group among many outsiders. Unity also has very few members worldwide.

Mr. Vahle neglects to mention the current statis of teachings. As a non-member, I really wouldn't know what to expect if I happen to walk into a service these days. I'm sure the Church has evolved--but how?

I did find on the official Unity's website what are considered to be the 5 BASIC UNITY PRINCIPLES. They are: 1. There is only on presence and one power active as the universe and as my life, God the good, 2. Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good, This God essence was fully expressed in Jesus, the Christ, 3. We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind, 4. Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denial and affirmations are tools we use, 5. Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the truth we know.

Please Note: I have actually given this book 4 stars--not 5. One star was added when I was editing my review and I could not change it back to 4.


Write your own review about The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teachings

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support