Conversations with God (Books 1, 2 and 3) by Neale Donald Walsch
Ever wanted to ask God all the questions that have been troubling you about life and death?
Now is your chance….
Thought-provoking and amusing read at times particularly when God is telling jokes which the author doesn’t expect. But isn’t that how God should be portrayed? There is the common question, “When I talk to God and ask him a question, he never answers? Why doesn’t he show himself or speak etc?” And the truth is he speaks all the time via human thoughts. Ideas are placed in the mind of the director of an inspiring film, or in the author of a book etc.
There are certain illusions dispelled such as how men and women are designed to connect and certain things would not exist if we were not supposed to indulge ie: sexual pleasure etc. It is deemed as controversial and blasphemous by Christian fundamentalists but I think it is thought-provoking, inspiring and closer to the truth.
In my humble opinion, it encourages a looser, more open-minded way of thinking, as the questions asked are often answered in a “yes and no” fashion. For example how God is often refered to as a seperate entity but can also be an energy / lifesource ie: the soul / essence of each and every human being. – Jen
“How do you deal with wanting to believe in God, but finding the classic ‘interpretations’ of what or who God is simply too unbelievable to be anything more than fairytale facade? ‘Conversations With God’ quite literally changed my life. It suggests a God that is and is not anything or anyone. It is a God that I believe in, a God that makes logical sense to me. A God based on Love and not fear or punishment. God does not judge. It, he or she also has a sense of humour – it’s obvious – it, he or she created humour! Read on, I merely scratch the surface.” – a friend….
“Conversations with God started when the author in the midst of a frustrating low-point in his life wrote a letter to God and was replied to. The book takes the format of the author questioning and God answering him. The theme that runs continually through the book is to remember our divine origins. Walsch’s book makes God accessible in an almost secular way, different to our Bible-based one. An immediate, humorous, “guy next door kinda God” reminding us of basic truths. The book is written for Westerners and is practical and daily-life oriented, with answers on sexuality, money, relationships and health amongst many others. Conversations with God has the potential to reprogramme you to see the divine and spirituality in a totally new light.
The question to be asked is “is this really God?” and indeed Walsch asks it and is replied: “What difference does it make? Even if everything I’ve said is ‘wrong’, can you think of a better way to live?” “No” replies Walsch and if you are searching for spiritual answers and have not found your traditional distant God helpful, then this book could be for you.” –Peter Lloyd