Kristen K, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Kristen K)
This book changed my life. (Actually the trilogy did). Being raised Catholic, and having since moved away from the faith, (it's strict views and contradictions didn't sit right with me), I always struggled to find an understanding of God and the meaning of life. I knew in my heart what did and didn't feel right, but couldn't make peace with a way to express this or even explain my views to others.
This trilogy of books does an amazing job as could be asked, in fact, God speaks directly to the author and gives answers to everything you could hope for - from religion, politics, sex, love, relationship troubles, war, misfortune, the meaning of life and even aliens! This isn't a book that harps on about religion and obligation and doing the right thing - in fact, it will set you free from a lot of very limiting thinking, and open you up to the amazing possibilities this universe has to offer.
Imagine that - God speaking to you! Well, it happens every day, and you can even ask him questions and get an answer. Imagine that. Well believe it or not it's true. So for me, this was not just book of the year, but the best book of my life! (And I read a LOT!) I mean for crying out loud, if the opportunity to start a conversation with God and getting your questions answered doesn't win first place for you, you must be flat out insane.
No matter your faith, this book makes a very interesting and thought provoking read. Guaranteed page turner. Warning - Might change your life!
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Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence - questions about love and faith, life and death, good and evil. Suppose God provided clear, understandable answers. It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. It can happen to you. You are about to have a conversation... I have heard the crying of your heart. I have seen the searching of your soul. I know how deeply you have desired the Truth. In pain have you called out for it, and in joy. Unendingly have you beseeched Me. Show Myself. Explain Myself. Reveal Myself. I am doing so here, in terms so plain, you cannot misunderstand. In language so simple, you cannot be confused. In vocabulary so common, you cannot get lost in the verbiage. So go ahead now. Ask Me anything. Anything. I will contrive to bring you the answer. The whole universe will I use to do this. So be on the lookout; this book is far from My only tool. You may ask a question, then put this book down. But watch. Listen. The words to the next song you hear. The information in the next article you read. The story line of the next movie you watch. The chance utterance of the next person you meet. Or the whisper of the next river, the next ocean, the next breeze that caresses your ear - all these devices are Mine; all these avenues are open to Me. I will speak to you if you will listen. I will come to you if you will invite Me. I will show you then that I have always been there. All ways.
Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny (The Pink Panther and Clear and Present Danger) and Ingrid Boulting (The Last Tycoon). Produced and directed by Stephen Simon (producer of Somewhere in Time and What Dreams May Come) and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Fox Home Entertainment, the theatrical release is set for October 27, 2006. The movie is the true account of Walsch (played by Cierny), who went from an unemployed homeless man to an "accidental spiritual messenger" and author of the bestselling book
With over a year on the New York Times bestseller list, this amazing book contains "the wisdom of the ages", says Dr. Bernie Siegel.
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