About Gary R. Renard

Gary R. Renard, the best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe and Your Immortal Reality, and Love Has Forgotten No One was born on the historic North Shore of Massachusetts. He became a successful professional guitar player, but during the harmonic convergence of 1987, he heard a Calling and began to take his life in a different direction. At the beginning of the 1990s, he moved to Maine, where he underwent a powerful spiritual awakening. As instructed, he slowly and carefully wrote Disappearance over a period of nine years. In the fall of 2003, after much encouragement from other speakers and students, Gary began to present talks and workshops in public. His speaking career took off remarkably fast, and today he lectures internationally. Combining a disarming sense of humor with radical, cutting-edge metaphysical information and experiential exercises, this acclaimed teacher of A Course in Miracles has been described as one of the most interesting and courageous spiritual speakers in the world. 

During the last few years Gary has been busy teaching (and sometimes introducing) A Course in Miracles in 31 countries and 44 states, with multiple visits to many of those countries and states; He’s done hundreds of radio and print interviews, appeared in 7 documentary movies, recorded 50 podcasts, won the Infinity Foundation Spirit Award, had at least 30 videos at Youtube, recorded 3 audio CDs for Sounds True, (one of them 7 plus hours which was unedited) plus a music CD and a Meditation CD with Cindy Lora-Renard, filmed several DVDs, gotten divorced, moved from Maine to California, and gotten married again; created a TV Series based on his books, wrote the pilot script for the TV Series (along with Eylisa Skye) plus a 5 year Treatment, answered thousands of e-mails, written the Forewords for 7 books, developed the largest A Course in Miracles study group in the world (The DU Discussion Group at Yahoo), had his book published in 22 languages, including on Mainland China, where he’ll be traveling to speak soon, and also began to make more time for writing. Gary's third book, Love Has Forgotten No One, was published by Hay House in October of 2013


What a well known student/teacher of A Course in Miracles says about

The Disappearance of the Universe:

"As a long time spiritual seeker as well as an experienced student and teacher of A Course in Miracles I must say that this is easily the best book ever written about the Course. There's one test that says it all. People have been reading other books about the Course for 30 years. Then they go back to reading and studying the Course themselves or at their study groups and they still don't understand it. I know. I've seen them and been one of them. But then this book comes along and people are excited and reinvigorated about the Course because after reading it they go back and read the Course or go to their study groups and they really understand it! That's NEVER happened before. Not with Marianne Williamson's or Robert Perry's books or anyone else's. Plus new students are coming to the Course with excitement and understanding. Thanks, Gary Renard, whoever you are, and your Teachers. With The Disappearance of the UniverseACIM is a whole new ball game. And a lot more fun!"   ~ Rachel Azorre


What Another Long Time Student of A Course in Miracles says about, The Disappearance of the Universe

For me, Gary's books helped me understand ACIM more than anything else I'd ever read. I was introduced to ACIM 15 or 16 years ago and tried to do a study group, but I didn't understand a lot of it. I read Marianne Williamson's books and Jampolsky's book and enjoyed them, but they didn't really explain the course. Finding Gary's first book was so synchronistic for me, it was amazing. Then everything in it resonated with me so much, and I had so many "aha" moments while reading. There were so many times where I was able to see, "Oh, that's what that means." Gary's books inspired me to pick up ACIM again after 15/16 years, and now it really makes sense. I feel it in my soul. I am eternally grateful for that"  ~ Julie Davis


Gary and Cindy in front of the famous statue,
"Christ the Redeemer" in Rio de Janeiro, where they recently did a Workshop. 

Gary and Cindy in China

Cindy and Gary on Mainland China, where they travel to teach twice a year.


"For several days I’ve been trying to put my “finger” on what could account for the seeming timeless, effortless experience of your seminar on Saturday that clearly transcended the usual bodily objections that arise in these extended sittings. It was pure flow, and I and others could have continued in the receiving mode without objection, it being so very inspiring and deepening in us. After trying out the many possible explanations for our experience I hit upon the idea of “spiritual authority.” That gave me the resonant signal. You were speaking as “one who had spiritual authority,” as did Jesus and others. Because you shared from such a knowing place, with such calm confidence, our experience was extraordinary receptivity and a suspension of the bodily/mind resistance that often arises when the teachings are external to a teacher’s awareness. That’s my assessment, for what it’s worth – you know inquiring minds want to know! Thank you again for an extraordinary weekend. We love and bless you and Cindy, and affirm you will continue to answer the call that will feed the many who hunger for what you share so wonderfully."
Rev. Larry Schellink, Unity of Davis, California

"Gary R. Renard is the A Course in Miracles speaker and author in highest demand today. So many people have become ACIM students through Gary's engaging works. His teaching is uniquely in-depth and entertaining as he speaks from the heart, and the "street." Simple and effective." 
- Kelli McGowan, Marin County, California

"One thing that impressed me about Gary is his ability to cut through layers of belief systems to get to the truth of the matter. He appeals to people because he is laid back and has a terrific sense of humor. Gary is a down-to-earth guy who can talk to most anyone, male or female. He's someone you could sit down with, have a drink and talk about whatever, spiritual or otherwise."    - Brian Bickel

“Gary R. Renard routinely shares his message of forgiveness with ACIM-based groups of all sizes. Participants are inspired by his accessibility and willingness to connect, no matter how large or small the group may be. This recent comment is representative of how people respond to him: ‘I see a humility and a simple desire to join and share, whether it is with one or more. Somehow or other that exemplifies for me what a Teacher of God should be.'” - from an article by workshop attendee Karen Bentley, author of Ten Radiant Ideas and The Book of Love.

Cindy Lora-Renard
Booking Gary for An Appearance

To schedule Gary R. Renard for an event in the US, or Internationally, or to schedule a TV or radio interview, e-mail Cindy Lora-Renard at Cindy@GaryRenard.com.