Conversations with God is the title for a series of metaphysical books written by Neale Donald Walsch. There is, though, the original book titled 'Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue. Book 1'
Now I seldom do book reviews, and coming from my perspective, like all of us, I own quite a library of new age books and recordings. This particular book I have found to be startling, shaking up many things inside me. It holds within union the theories and concepts taught by Abraham, Eckhart Tolle, Bashar and several early motivational speakers.
The books is literally as it is stated- a live, one-on-one chat with God. Already saying that there is a talk with God going on can startle several users beliefs and knowledge 'comfort zones,' so I'll add in I'm not in here to argue or persuade people. Likewise, Mr Walsch has even said how uncomfortable and edgy he was releasing a book which at first just began with a few pages of private notes.
Mr Walsch, having gone through a hurricane of failure in every single aspect in his life, writes a letter to speak his feelings. For years he has been using this form of letter writing (to nobody) as a means of journalling or just grounding himself. This time, though, he specifically states the letter is for God; a prophanic, angry, hate filled rage letter just asking what we all ask, "Why?!"
Where the twist lies, is that he gets a response.
This response is telegraphed in what channellers would label as automatic writing.
Now from me, Nikulas, I am really surprised mention of this book has not (to my knowing) been mentioned on IQ before. It is a multi-million seller, and spawns off several spin offs, such as Book 2, Book 3, The Questions and Answers on Conversations with God, and Friendship with God. Some of these spin offs do not involve the channelling of God.
Reading this series of books has left me puzzled even more with my life. There are mentions on virtually every human subject related to morality, alien existence, questions of life, and things to do with vibrations, souls, angels, and a ton of consciousness talk.
Just wanted to know if anyone else has read this, and if you have, post what you thought about it. If you haven't, I'd recommend at least one reading. It has been rare I have gotten a book I haven't been able to put down.
Yes the CwG books, 1, 2 & 3 are all excellent, as well as some of Neale's other (God) books. They cover a wide range of subjects and Neale holds nothing back, including explaining why 'Hitler' was not wrong. I love a bit of controversy as it helps people to change their old way of thinking. I particularly enjoyed the idea that even God has a God. That fits with my current understanding that it's all about levels, all the way up, vibrationally and infinitly to the One source.
I used to re-read these kinds of books every couple of years; because as we grow, upon re-reading we pick up on ideas, concepts and information that we didn't have access to at the time of our prior reading. These days, since I started writing, I rarely read books. But reading these kinds of books is what led me to writing, so I highly recommend reading them :)
answered 09 Apr '12, 04:54
Yes Nikulas I have read all of the series, I read Conversations With God when it was first published. I thought it a revolutionary book back then. It still is now and I am glad you liked it. I have to say not everything in it I agree on however there is a lot of good in those books.
God himself says in those books "Maybe it is unless it's not." In other words what is true and useful to you take and what is not, do not let ruin what you find useful.
We all grow and in our own ways we each need something different so this is why we take what we agree on and leave what we don't. For example we do not stop going to a grocery store because they sell something we don't eat. We just buy what we like and don't buy what we do not like. This doesn't mean what we do not like is not valuable because I may not like peas but someone else comes along and says, "Wow peas just what I needed!"
I find the main thing is to let the conversations be a catalyst for meditation to reveal to you more than you can get from the books alone, just as the Bible is. These can open new pathways in your mind to you on what you believe and know, seeing things in a different light.
There was a guy that had a conversation with God book long before Neal Donald Walsh, I can not remember who right now but it is amazing how the filter of our own beliefs and experiences come through these conversations with God. That much older book had a Catholic slant to it, reading that gave me some insight into channeled books and some insight into the mind and beliefs as well.
answered 08 Apr '12, 23:22
Hi Nikulas, I have read the first two books and loved them both. It is true that one should take what rings true for them as Wade said. It is also a good idea to re-read the book a few years later for one allways gets something not understood the first time as Eddie mentioned.
Conversing with God can happen to anyone but I believe that one is in spirit when this happens. In other words you can converse with God through your own God Consciousness/ Holy Spirit. I have received many wonderful answers in this way.
answered 10 Apr '12, 02:48
The fascinating dialogue of God.?&! The voice of reason and discretion that transcends our daily thought pattern. The message commands meditation and is given to anyone that listens. The embodiment of holiness will engulf you. Holiness will walk with you for as long as you are made acceptable in it's site. This is the spiritual experience felt by Abraham, Moses, and first and foremost Jesus the Christ. This is the state of mind of godliness. We are privileged to experience it and bound by it to live according to it. We ask for forgiveness when we fail as a way to recognize our imperfection to it's perfection. This is Perfection beyond the simple perfections of our mentality. This is the Garden of Eden, the abode of the first man and woman before they descended into our state of mind. The realm of God is not like our realm, restricted by physical limitations. Our minds cannot fathom God and His kingdom, so when God speaks to us it is filtered, by our sponge of experiences. God is a given name by which we can relate to the experience. Relationships are plenty and come in many different conditions, but there is only One source and those that receive it do not get entangled in the physical renditions of it. The presence of the Almighty. His Majesty.
answered 09 Apr '12, 11:16
I have read 1 and 2 and im half way done with book 3 from conversations with god. I have been searching for answers most of my lifelike alot of you out there in the world have. I am always trying to research religions, so I can see what different people belive in and try to see if it holds any truth to me, and see if science also's connects to any of it also. And for most of my life nothing has answered my questions like these books have. The more I read the more I feel my questions are being answered one by one and they all connect ....like once you know and understand an answer to one question ....the next questions answer is somehow connect to the first questions answer, and then you start to see the connection between everything that you have now come to understand from the information in these books. I have always belive deep down that the truth of everything was to just be yourself and treat people the way you wanted to be treated, do for others what you would want them to do for you, and the power of energy, but there was this fear in me , my whole life of making sure Im on the right side, to be truely who i choose to be, but felt I couldnt because of fear of what the bible says and religion and being punish by god fornot always folowing his rules, but now I feel free of that fear, free of havent to make sure i didnt choose the wrong side, cause now I can be who I want to be. So thank you my creator for helping me understand and choose what I feel is to be true.
answered 14 Nov '12, 23:18
I read all three books. I think he was just talking to himself, and I don't mean higher-self. Sorry I just don't buy it.
answered 19 Apr '12, 22:19
I have been reading it since you posted this. It is causing me some confusion as well. One red flag for me was that in the book, 'God' said that the Bible is not an authoritative source. I have continued reading out of curiosity. It is very interesting that many of the things said have been said by others including the Bible. But then some things contradict the Bible.
I would be cautious when reading anything that the writer claims is from God.
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