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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 February 24, 2009

    Thought Provoking and Life-changing

    I read Conversation with God in 1998 when a fellow bookclub member said she would love to discuss this book but our group wouldn't go for it. So I told her that I would be interested in reading it and talking about it. Our discussion lasted for 10 years. Later, other people joined our discussion. We learned about our own spiritual path and growth. Although we did not agree with everything the book said, it did open doors to discussions about God and our faith in ways that we would never have done before. Six months after I had joined my friend in this discussion, my husband joined me and it has helped us in many aspects of our lives. When we were faced with a life threatening illness, we saw this as an opportunity to put into practice what we said we believed in.
    This book is not for everyone but it is a good place to start if you wish to start a dialogue on spirituality and God.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2002

    good but only the beginning

    This book got me introduced to the real God, then I moved up to Will Shad's excellent 'The Truth: Will Shad's Conversations With God', and its sequel 'The Whole Truth:Will Shad's Continuing Conversations With God'. Its the same concept, a totally loving and forgiving God, which is really the only one that makes any sense. Evolution is not possible without change,and if we keep reading the same book that people read 2000 years ago, how can we evolve?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2006

    AN OPEN MIND IS NEEDED

    Whether this book is fact or fictional doesn't matter because, who are we to judge Mr. Walsch anyway? If God really did tell him the things in this book, I won't doubt it. It certainly would take a genius to come up with even a fraction of what Mr. Walsch conveyed. God did speak to people long ago, so why not now? There are some cults today who claim some of their members have an inspired relationship with God, i.e who tell them things. I know, I once was among such a cult. Mr. Walsch's book, among other things, has opened my eyes to another version of reality. It gave me just more to think about. Since we are all imperfect humans, we need to keep an open mind to all things and not judge others. Even the Bible tells us not to judge. If Mr. Walsch's book made me and others feel good about God and others as well, Hallelujah! AMEN!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2002

    Only the beginning...

    This book got me introduced to the real God, then I moved up to Will Shad's excellent 'The Truth: Will Shad's Conversations With God', and its sequel 'The Whole Truth:Will Shad's Continuing Conversations With God'. Its the same concept, a totally loving and forgiving God, which is really the only one that makes any sense. Evolution is not possible without change,and if we keep reading the same book that people read 2000 years ago, how can we evolve?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2001

    interesting philosophy

    I tried to read the book objectively. I dont believe the author actually talked to God, but who cares if he did or didnt. The philosophy in the book is enlightening, provocative and refreshing. It can change the way you perceive things, leading to a more positive existence.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2000

    Very honest and thoughtful

    This book came to me exactly when I needed it and it has changed my life. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that some stuff in it seemed to be poorly filtered by Walsch. It seems like God's message was conveyed accurately for the most part, though, so I definitely recommend this book to people--especially devout members of various organized religions. It's time that we, as a civilization, begin to question the beliefs that have guided us into death and destruction.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2000

    Worth the effort.

    'CWG' is a very enjoyable book, cleverly written and addressing most of the questions introspection asks. Much to its credit 'CWG' answers life's 'why's' in a light hearted and insightful manor. It was a refreshing view of the God construct. It made me 'think why wouldn't God have a sense of humor and tell you like it is, without pulling punches.' Fun, insightful, thought provoking-words that immediately come to mind in describing 'CWG'.

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