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Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1

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13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Sure these books are controversial...but so was Jesus.

I have been studying these books alongside of the Bible ever since I started reading them. Honestly, a part of me wanted to disprove them. But as I got deeper into the Word and compared them side-by-side, I realized it could not be done.

The main message of Conversat...
I have been studying these books alongside of the Bible ever since I started reading them. Honestly, a part of me wanted to disprove them. But as I got deeper into the Word and compared them side-by-side, I realized it could not be done.

The main message of Conversations with God is that "We are all One" - meaning one Spirit. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prays to the Father, "I pray...that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us...May they be brought to complete unity..." (John 17: 21-23, NIV).

To name a few more examples:

- "Remain in me, and I will remain in you" (John 15:4)
- "On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you" (John 14:20)
- "Do to others what you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:29-31)

Humans have been asking how to have "world peace" and to solve "world hunger" and to "prevent war" for centuries. I tell you the truth; these books have the answers! They answer them just as Jesus did 2000 years ago. Jesus understood these truths and came here to teach them to us.

Why can't God be the One speaking in these books? Do you think that God only inspired people in biblical times and decided that was enough to answer everyone's questions for all eternity? Think about when Jesus came to the earth. He was from God, and spoke God's words - but consider how difficult it would have been to believe him back then. Indeed, it was difficult for many people! He was crucified because of their disbelief!

The same is true today. Anytime something new and different and seemingly crazy comes along, we dismiss it and even go as far as to say it's "from the devil." What if everyone had dismissed Jesus?? You have to wonder - if this really is God, and you don't believe it, what are you saying about Him?

I was a Christian for a long time. As you can imagine, it has been difficult sharing my renewed beliefs to my Christian friends. They wonder what I did "wrong" and how I allowed the devil to capture me. My own sister has shown judgment against me because of it. Do you believe God would really inspire a religion that TEACHES how to be judgmental and to know nothing else? If you have ever felt true judgment, you can easily say that an all-loving God would never make you feel that way.

The God in these books IS ALL-LOVING, He is non-judgemental, He is patient, and by the way, He does not give anything but loving advice! I know because I have put a lot of His words into practice, and it has changed my life and the lives of many around me.


The most important message you could receive from this review is this:

If you read these books and decide to believe God is speaking, you have strengthened your faith.

If you read these books and decide to believe God is not speaking, you have strengthened your faith.

THEY WILL LEAD YOU TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING EITHER WAY. Therefore, do not condemn them; thank God for leading you to them.

posted by kjm on March 7, 2009

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6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

The problem is not that he THINKS he talked to God

There is nothing wrong with someone believing God spoke to them. He does speak to all of us in varous ways. The problem is that the god that this man spoke to is not the one and only true God that made and rules this universe! This man's god is a happy-go-lucky god who ...
There is nothing wrong with someone believing God spoke to them. He does speak to all of us in varous ways. The problem is that the god that this man spoke to is not the one and only true God that made and rules this universe! This man's god is a happy-go-lucky god who says we shouldn't feel guilty about anything we do. The problem is that he contradicts and misrepresents the Bible throughout his book. The problem is that a lot of desparate people will follow this man as he leads them away from God and down a path to some other god. The problem is that you can either believe in the Bible or you can believe Mr. Walsch but you cannot believe both!

posted by Lo98 on December 1, 2008

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Another "angle" on God to say the least!

    I have read through this book and have watched the movie. I have one thing to mention as to why this book does not get 5 stars....the message of the Messiah is not made clear? The author wishes to smooth over many issues and make God more approachable; good for him. I really admire that quality. God should be very approachable! The author has every right to use the talents bestowed upon him to write a book to help people just talk to God. Another book would help seal the effort though, "The Missing Message" by G Michael Price; this book was also written in God first person, but keeps to the core issues and maps out a clear course as to how staying part of God's plans is possible for everyone. I recommend "Conversations with God" after one has a firm grounding in the knowledge of Christ.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2005

    Alot Good, but rather unbiblical

    My girlfriend lent me this man's books. I found them facinating yet I never truly crossed over to embrace it. It's interesting stuff so it's not a waste of money or anything. It just bothered me that much of what he said was unbiblical. Yet, who is to say the Bible is the end all? Well, the Bible for one. Yet, how do I know that is true either? See how it gets you to question things? It could be good in many ways, or bad, depending on how you look at it. It's not bad to question, but it can be dangerous? Who knows. You'd have to decide for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2004

    READ BOOK 1!

    After reading the first book, I was totally hooked, but I must say the 2nd was a bit disappointing. I think if the book was left as only one book, we would all have been better off and i would have maybe even believed more the validity of the book. Book 1 was amazing, I truly feel like a changed person. Book 2 seemed repetetive and boring. My advice: read book 1, and take what you can from it. It is rather curious, however, how Walsch is making so much money off of his newsletters, conferences, MERCHANDISE, retreats, and so forth. It doesn't seem like a bad deal after having a CONVERSATION with God. Again, read the first book, it will open your eyes. If you want to read three books, read the first one three times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2002

    to each his own

    Of course you get people with the impression of being cheated in this book. Youll also get people who find themselves with this book. In my opinion, being a skeptic is the best solution. In not going to be naive enough to sit here and tell you that this is the truth beyond all doubt. That you should throw away all former impressions of God that has been engraned into our psyche for hundreds of years. To do that is asking for people to mock you into hiding. The fact of the matter is that you should take out of this book the feelings and first impressions that you get when you read it. What do you get when you read the bible? How about buddhas teachings? Its all the same, only there are more positive social impressions on the older ones. Yes, it might be new age trash, and it might be something spectacular. To each his own, and all the other people giving it horrible reviews are just closed minded and dont want people to think for themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2001

    We Never Talked

    I read this book with great interest, but I must say that in fact I never had, to the best of my knowledge, a single conversation with this guy.

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