Hmmm, where do I begin? This actually pains me to write. I've been a long time reader of NDW, especially his earliest books 1-3. They helped me so much, I was SO incredibly grateful that they came into my life. I bought this book on CD so I could listen to it during my commute to work. I had to stop listening, it was so obnoxious.. How? At one part NDW makes fun of, puts down, and insults "The Secret" to such an extent, it left me only realizing how JEALOUS he was that he didn't come up with it first. He acts so indignant that The Secret is about getting "stuff". What he fails to mention is that he also writes and has Youtube video's about getting "stuff". Right down to making a vision board (Happier than God). He attempts to throw shame on anyone, including Rhonda Byrne, who wants "stuff". You know, GUILT. If you read the classics, Joseph Murphy, Catherine Ponder, Emmet Fox, etc., they all discuss getting stuff and that it's not a sin, bad, or wrong. Who doesn't want a beautiful home a job they love,, a new car and oh yeah, that beautiful necklace? He continues to bash RB book by saying nothing in it is a secret and the information has been around for hundreds of years. Well, nothing NDW has ever written about was original either. He wrote it in a better way, an easier way to understand, but he revealed absolutely NOTHING new that only he was privy too and would now share. In fact he goes on and on in the book alluding to "the only thing that matters" but won't tell what it is until the end. Reminded me of Three little Words" by Anderson.l Last but not least, NDW likes to hear himself talk. He is so passionate about HIS opinion and nothing else is acceptable. He seems to have gone from believing he channeled God, to believing he is God. He also suggests throughout the book that we buy his other books and poetry by non other than his wife.. But he fails to introduce her as his wife.. I just found the whole thing gross and I have written a ton of reviews here over the years, this is my first true negative, but it was probably the most distasteful material I've ever read and I feel incredibly let down. In good conscious, I can not recommend this
This book is LIFE-CHANGING, HEALING, UPLIFTING :: THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS by Neale Donald Walsch He says it is his most important book since CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, so important that he has been giving it away portion-by-portion on Facebook all year...
***This is my experience: I was so indelibly moved as I pursued my way through it that I quieted my frustration with some of his writing habits a little over a third of my way through it, as I received such value & benefit from continuing. I changed it all to "I" & "me" & "my" & "we" & "ours"..., both as I read & in all my note-taking (self-affirming!!), & I am still feeling so uplifted from what I've taken with me from it. My life IS changed.
I am writing almost daily (soon to be daily) & feeling more purposeful, accepted, valued, & loved within myself, within my & our world, within my soul & divinity. I am making even healthier decisions & choices for myself. I have released even more from my life. My outlook on others & circumstances is even more accepting & balancing. I think that I could hardly become more appreciative and yet, I have, in more & more situations, ways, & thought constructs. I feel that I understand, now, & I am fullll of thanks, day & night. I am love, I am appreciation, I am abundance, I am ONE
I realize that it is also from the series of readings & realizations I have brought myself through..., but this book brought my integration, the sealing of me through my becoming known to myself, & a sense of myself in the Universe.
I have had many questions answered in meditation over the years, however, rarely affirmed anywhere at all. I felt lost and alone and thought perhaps I was mistaken listening to my inner guidance. Perhaps I needed to meditate more, receive different information. This book, unlike any other of Neale's book, answered almost every question I had and affirmed, for me, the answers I had received all along!!
I first bought the audio recording and cried on and off throughout the entire recording which I heard in one day! I could not stop listening! It was if an Angel was sitting in front of me and speaking to me personally! Part way through Neale explains he was not the real author, I was! Each person longing to have these questions answered had brought forth this book, magnetized it into being! We all did, together! Then I bought the Kindle version so I could take notes!!
I agree with almost every five star review I have read, so I will not add a long list of details here. If you have ever been confused about "why" you are here, "what" is your purpose in life, "why" reality creation does not seem to be working for your the way you thought it was supposed to, this book might answer those questions and more. I sleep so much better, I feel so much at peace knowing I am not here to "learn lessons and suffer"! It transformed my life! I was taking Neale's class, Living From the Soul not even knowing at first it was based on the book! I recommend it too! I have enjoyed and appreciated this book almost more than any other of Neale's books! It truly did Transform My Life, overnight!
Neale Donald Walsch is an advanced soul. His words resonate with every fiber of my being and it's almost like he is speaking to me directly. When you read his books it's almost like your going through an initiation, it's not just a good read, truth recognizes truth and he strikes cords that I have yet to find in other spirtual texts. It is taking me some time to read this book in particular ( and I read pretty quickly) because the things that he says are so profound that I have to stop, contemplate, re-read and then continue. I would highly recommend this book to every one I know. It's a must read for all of humanity.
Neale Donald Walsh’s writing always moves me. They are not just one-time reads. This is a book to be savored just as life should be. I love the emclaire poems throughout. I am a new fan of hers now too. Thanks for publishing another wonderful work.