Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him. Focusing on the universal truths that influences all life, Conversations with God offers a picture of the way life could be better.
Conversations with God challenges us to push past the imagined boundaries of what we believe ourselves capable and look instead to all than we can attain as co-creators with God.
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Loved Book 1, really believed that Mr. Walsch had that "conversation" with God, because many of his points and explanations for things unseen made perfect sense as "God" explained them. However, Book 2 is a little hard to swallow. God recommends a particular private school as the best one for our kids? God quotes government statistics to argue His points? Trust me, I really want to believe that a conversation with God is possible, but I found myself rolling my eyes and shaking my head far too much while listening to Book 2. There is a Book 3 but I am reluctant to buy it after listening to Book 2. Book 2 took away much of the hope and enlightenment I felt after listening to Book 1 and replaced it with more of the same old skepticism and doubt.
If Neale reads this, maybe he can find out why our forgetfulness is key? This was mentioned but not expanded upon as promised. I would sure like to be able to retain all skills and knowledge that we have learned but forgotten not only in this life but previous ones. It sure seems a shame to waste 20-30 years of every life to learn new skills and relearn old ones. It was consistently stated that our forgetfulness is key to the plan, and that we aren't here to learn, yet with our often failing memories we must learn and relearn. It was said that we are here to remember, and that we know all, future, past events and knowledge of everything. Maybe this is what is gained through meditation, but it doesn't allow one to necessarily practice medicine. It would be great to say I know all about any subject and it be true and socially accepted. It would have been more credible had Neale not mentioned "The Course in Miracles", as the subject matter is very similar. We are constantly evolving spiritually and mentally as a human race: This series seems similar to the difference theologically speaking between democracy and tribal headhunters. Looking back with 20 /20 vision we may say later, how did we ever have such a narrow mind on theology to assume that God is limited to our mental constructs. 400 years ago we thought we could fall off the edge of the earth. I'm in favor of widened beliefs. One thing has me puzzled. If we exist in all moments seperately, how does our consciousness seem so serially connected? What is the miniscule moment of time or awareness that each seperate one of us endures? When time seems to stand still, maybe it's because this moment is experienced by many of our imagined identities and held in awe by each.
I do have to say of all three books this one was the slowest moving for me. However, that doesn't take away from how much I have enjoyed these books. I have said it on all three of my reviews for these books that these are not for those who are not open minded spiritually. I had a hard time at times trying to grasp what the author was trying to get across and I consider myself a very open minded person. SPOILER++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
For instance, in this book "God" states that Hitler is in heaven. At first I had a very hard time swallowing this. I about pulled over on the side of the road ( I usually listen while driving because I travel much for my job) because I was kind of irritated at first for the thought of saying that. I felt very mad that someone would even suggest someone like Hitler would be in heaven. I had to pull myself away from my preconcieved notions and start the chapter over again because I felt I was being close minded which was not what I wanted to do with the book. It definitely continues to build on the thoughts and ideas of book one. These books are very thought provoking and insightful. I really thought that these books are wonderful reads but this one is the slowest of all of them.
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This book is mildly annoying for two reasons. Narrative is constantly interrupted by musical interludes and interviews with the author, which breaks the narrative flow. Come on Audible, lift your game on this one. It ruins an otherwise good listen.
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I like this series mostly because it is right inline with my own belief system I suppose. If you havent read the 1st book, I do suggest getting that one before Book Two...but it doesnt really matter.
I dont think it matters if this guy is talking to God, or if he is just talking to himself (one in the same if you are of that mindset) but I like the hard questions and the seemly obvious answers that we tend to forget. Great reminders for me, and us all.
I love these books, and recommend them to anyone with an open mind. I also find them quiet witty at times...turns out even "God" likes a laugh here and there.
Honestly though, I think I preferred the hard copy books, which is usually not the case with me.
Only negative for me - The voice of "God" switches between 2 people, and while I understand the point behind that it was still a bit annoying to listen to.
Yes, because it is a book that has so much information. Must put it down, give it sometime and than come back to it when you have experienced yourself then you will be able to acknowledge other ideas & theories.
First of its kind that I have read.
The emotional character that the author would had perceived, although at times I would imagine god to be less frustrated or even angry sometimes, which does a bit go against the fact that God sees nothing as right nor wrong.
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this book has made it so much easiler for me to read books, especially during transit and have enabled me to finish Book 1 and Book 2 already. As a slow reader, listener as well as I had to go back and listen again and again some parts. The additional interviews were really great and at better interviews than in book 1.
Yes! Hear something new everytime you listen to it.
all of it
all of it
Stop and think
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Maybe not as good as the first but I bet it grows on me. I received inspiration from all three books which has changed my life. Absolutely amazing!!! Love it love it love it. Thank you thank you thank you.
You cant absorb all the information in the first hearing so i am sure i will listen to it all again many times
Same as the title
Easy listening. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I listen often. There is too much information to absorb in one listen.
I like the use of both male and female voices.
Expression, emphisis and feeling.
No. there is to much to absorb. It IS worth the time.
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