It wants to stand at arm's length from traditional religion, which I appreciate but at times it does get a bit snooty.
God gets into politics? Environmental movement?....etc. It's all our fault? Typical liberal garbage.
Could have been real
Seeking truth and joy at every turn....
if this is a true book it's the heaviest book I've ever read its about a guy said he had a conversation with God and all the things that God told him about life and living and heaven and hell and everything else you were ever interested in so I highly recommend you read it and decide for yourself.
Very interesting and worth the time. Challenges many concepts and I enjoy works that do so. I derived some ideas that will stay with me. But in several places the words of "God" contradict the teachings of the Bible. Therefore I doubt this was a conversation with God. Remember the devil is the master of lies and very often takes a pleasing shape. In some cases people who have had such "conversations" discover they were communicating with much darker forces. I don't know that to be the case here. Still it was interesting to say the least and I am not afraid to have my ideas challenged.
This book was kind of hard to listen to at first because it went against alot of what I was taught growing up. But in light of the last 15 years of my life I have been struggling with some major life questions, and questioning somethings I found myself condemning for no good reason, after the second half of the book this really put a lot of things in perspective. I really did enjoy this book, and will use it for guidance when I need it. The narrators for this book are a perfect fit. I feel like I am having this conversation with God myself. Which I now like to listen to a chapter as I am falling asleep. Thank you for this magnificent book, and I will be purchasing the other two to complete the trilogy collection.
If you are a follower of the Bible then stay away. If you like reading different philosophies then have a go. The author has basically created a new age libertarian god that has a little something for everyone. There is no right or wrong. Moses and Hitler are both in heaven, just on different paths trying to create their best self in the course of many lives. Jesus was a master, Buddha was a master and on it goes.
Ed Asner and Ellen Burston do a good job as God. The performance is fine.
He should have had his god come through to him in something else besides automatic writing. If C S Lewis had read this he would probably say Screwtape was writing back to him.
It would be easy if relative moralism were actually true and their were no absolutes, no right or wrong but lets face it all the major religions have some form of the 10 commandments and isn't that a good thing? For most if not all of us our gut tells us when we violate these basic tenets we did something wrong and we have to live with it or seek forgiveness from those we have wronged. For this author these have been reduced by his god to the 10 commitments and we should reflect on them, and decide in this life or the next whether we could move to a better version of our best self if we accepted a commitment as part of life.
Never write again!!!!!
This book is an abomination to the Lord, if you are a Christian or anyone who truly wants to know the Lord. Do not buy this book.
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I love how the character of God always switches between Ellen Burstyn and Edward Asner. It keeps me focused and on track. Neale Donald Walsh is one of my favorite authors. This book is PRIMO!