Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

@miamilady (4924)
United States
July 19, 2007 9:15am CST
Have you read this book? What did you think? I read it and I found many things intersting about it. I'm not sure that I'm convinced about his claims, but maybe it's possible.
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@derek_a (10902)
20 Jul 07
I haven't read this particular book, but I have read similar books by writers who say they are in contact with God. As a Zen practitioner, I tend to say, well why not? Is it not written that God is everything and everywhere? In that case how can it be impossible for anyone to have a conversation with Him?
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jul 07
One of the suggestions in the book is that we see messages from God all time. It is up to us to recognize them. I don't see it as completely unbelievable when a person claims to be able to communicate with God, though I do have a certain amount of skepticism in me. I know many will completely not believe it. You read the critique up above that another poster posted for us. I imagine that is not an uncommon reaction.
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@derek_a (10902)
21 Jul 07
Yes, I agree. If someone is claiming to have an *exclusive* communication with God and he/she is somehow privileged and the only one, I would be sceptical. It is destined for us all to reach enlightenment and eventually experience that all is one and enter true communion with all there is. :-)
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I have not read this book. Would you say it is worth reading? I really do need to get some more books to read. I havent read much in the "spirital or religous" titles. I did read the Left Behind series and found it fascinating. I have also read a book by Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston called "Your Best Life Now" which I found to be encouraging and uplifting.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I'm glad I read it. Some will enjoy it very much. I imagine some might think it borders on blasphemy. The man who wrote it claims that he had "Conversations with God" by asking questions and then putting his pen to a piece of paper and the answers came to him. Whether you believe it or not and wheter you agree with some of the ideas or not...it's an interesting read. I would say it's for the more openminded though.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Jul 07
No I havent read it but it does sound very interesting I will have a field day at library next time I go
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I have read several of his books and loved them all. It was several years ago, but as I recall, many of the ideas were rather profound and startling. This is new material for most of us and as a result we are highly skeptical and question it's truth. Change is always like this. Go ahead and embrace as many of the ideas as you want to and see what happens. There is also a related movie which I found very interesing as it explains how the book can about. It will give anyone in any situation hope and encouragement if you give it a chance.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
19 Jul 07
As an after thought, would you rather read uplifting materials like this or read the newspaper and get a mindful of negative garbage that is of no use to you? Your choice.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I prefer to focus on the positive when I can. I did see the movie at the video store, I think, but I have not rented it yet. I may have to go out and do that.
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I'm not sure I've ever heard of it. Was it a good book? Would you recommend it? I usually ask people this because I have a goal of reading 200 books a year, and I'm stuck at 120. I need more books to read.