Cornerstone Books is a non-profit organisation the purpose of which is to help spread the message of New Thought to this and the coming generations, and thereby work towards world peace and the brotherhood of man through making people aware that the kingdom of God is not some far off place where we may or may not go when we die, but is as Christ taught, the spiritual kingdom within us, and that we enter this inner kingdom through the realization of our oneness with God and with all mankind.

Our Mission: To give internet users free access to the large range of New Thought books published over the past 150 years, and in particular to make available those titles which are now out of print. If you have a scanner and some time on your hands and would like to help with this work, please drop us an email: help@cornerstonebooks.net

Our Vision: We believe that not only is world peace likely in the coming years but that it is an absolute certainty and may occur in the lifetime of many who are reading this. For 2000 years Christians have been waiting for Jesus to return in person to earth and usher in the kingdom of God. Like of old, many are still unable to distinguish between the human personality of Jesus and the eternal Christ which has been working through all the great prophets throughout time and had its highest expression in Christ Jesus. This same Christ is the real Self of each and every one of us, and it is through this sublime realization that the kingdom of God will become established on earth, and the words of the Lord's Prayer -- Thy Kingdom come . . . On Earth as it is in Heaven -- will become reality. It is through the lofty heights of this realization that the real spiritual universe will become visible to us and we will "meet Him in the air" in our upward voyage of self-discovery

Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'look, the Kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds will arrive there before you! If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will arrive before you! . . . Rather, the Kingdom is inside you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, then you dwell in poverty, and it is you who are that poverty."

His disciples said to him, "When will . . . the new world come?" He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it." . . . His disciples said to him, "When will the Kingdom come?" (Jesus said,) "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'Here it is' or 'There it is'. Rather, the Kingdom of the Father is spread out upon earth, and men do not see it. . . . Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over all things."

(from the gnostic Gospel of Thomas)

That "Kingdom", then, symbolises a state of transformed consciousness, and this transformation is slowly but surely taking place on earth now.

"Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth Shall make you free" said the Christ, and when you discover the Truth it then becomes your duty and privilage to help bring your brothers and sisters into the knowledge of Truth also, and thereby the world will be transformed by the renewal of our minds, and we will individually and collectively "have that Mind in us that was also in Christ Jesus," for the Mind of Christ is the cornerstone of creation.

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone." (1 Peter 2:7)