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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Open your mind to the big picture

I've read all the reviews. Regarding both Good and Bad reviews, I think some people have a misunderstanding of the book. This book is not giving teens a go ahead to do anything. God made us like him. God is only Good only Life. He gave us free will and the choice t...
I've read all the reviews. Regarding both Good and Bad reviews, I think some people have a misunderstanding of the book. This book is not giving teens a go ahead to do anything. God made us like him. God is only Good only Life. He gave us free will and the choice to do what is pure and full of love. God didn't create religion. God didn't create the Bible. Man created those things. Yes, man is from God and God gave messages to St. Paul, and St. Mark - But he has a deeper message in the Bible. What makes you think that God could only talk to St. Paul? Why can't God talk to you. The Good news is HE CAN. WHY do you buy the newest Technology, A DVD Player, a Plasma TV - BECAUSE we has humans accept NEW in the Physical Form as the best or Progress.... Why is it that we don't except SPiritual Progress or New Messages from God. No, I'm not saying to Throw out Christianity - Keep your Christianity - But BUILD ON TO IT WITH NEW MESSAGES AND DEEPER MESSAGES - Don't read the Bible verbatim and interperet it just as it reads - why do you think there is so many stories in the bible that couldn't seem possible? Like Jonah and the Whale, or Daniel in the Lions Den - These stories are symbolic to a deeper message - St. Mark was written 700 yrs after Jesus died - Why can't GOD talk to you 2000 years after Jesus Died for our sins? The problem with our thousands of years of religion -is that we keep repeating the same mistakes. We are not progressing spiritually. The problem with all religions are the exclusions. Look around you. Compare the religions out there. They have all have the same deep message from GOD. THe problem is the way humans have interpreted GODS message. Yes I believe in Jesus. Christianity is my origin. It feels good and right for me to do the right thing; This is what feels right: Treat my body with respect and nuture my soul with messages from GOD - in all Forms - We are all created equal - no one is better than another - not a tree, not a dog, not the pope, not a rock - God is Light, we are light, our eyes are like a mirror and are ears are like a telephone receiver - we are in a dream created by many generations before us -- if you are hurt by your mother or father, don't blame them, they learned from someone before them and it goes on and on. WE NEED TO STOP THE CYCLE _ WE NEED TO LOVE one another - WITH NO EXCLUSIONS, NO EXCUSES - AND WE need to Love Especially OURSELVES -- You are no better because youre a CHRISTIAN - REad it in the bible - READ THe deeper message. Before you understand, you'll disrespect your self and others. Respect yourself, your body, your soul - don't put things into your body that will hurt you - like alcohol, drugs, overeating, these things cloud your spirituality, your soul and wear on your body- your body is a miracle - its of GOD - A man and woman were made for one another, for togetherness, life long companionship. Why have sex with someone that you won't be with for your life on earth? It only will hurt you emotionally and physically. And it is not necessary. Happiness does not come from being abusive to ourself and others - - I have learned that from experience. I have never been soo happy - I always do my best to speak with integrety, to never make assumptions and to not take anything personally. No one has to be right - How does it make you feel to condemn this book - don't you feel something wrong in your heart to condemn others? How do you feel to say that you can abuse your body by having homosexual intercourse because the book says anything that feels right is ok? LETS COME TOGETHER _ With all that is going on with Holy wars, and hate crimes, its time to open your eyes and be at peace - don't force your Christian, budhist, whatever religion you are on others - go past the man made religion and look to GOD in all religions there is only one GOD LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE --

posted by Anonymous on December 13, 2002

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5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Beware of this book!

The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the 'voice of God¿. However, the 'answers' that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase), when a girl asks the question 'Why am I a le...
The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the 'voice of God¿. However, the 'answers' that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase), when a girl asks the question 'Why am I a lesbian?' His answer is that she was 'born that way' because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed, with brown eyes, etc.). Then he tells her to go out and `celebrate¿ her differences.

Another girl poses the question `I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?' His reply is, 'Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong.'

Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin. His reply `I do not
forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is ''judge not lest ye be judged.'

Not only are these books the false doctrine of the devil, but in some
instances quote (in error) the Word of God.

In an interview with Larry King, Walsch freely admitted that he couldn¿t be sure that it was God speaking and that the books could have been the product of his own subconscious. The messages he is getting might be from 'a higher source' but that does not mean it is God. It could just as easily be the devil.

Our children are under attack. If you are in doubt, check out the books yourself before you allow your loved ones anywhere near them.

posted by iampunkn on October 21, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2002

    Ha, sounds like lots of reletivism here...

    yea, im a teen, and coming from a strong christian teen perspective, this is bull. i mean come on, this book is a open advertisment for reletivism, 'yea if its okay for you, then i guess its okay, but its that way for me.' i highly suggest to drop this book, and turn to the Bible, Jesus is the only way and thats not intolerance, thats truth.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2002

    Dear Teens, Get Some REAL Guidence for Life!

    This is the very opposite of what the book ' Conversations with God for Teen' by Neale Donald Walsch is telling you. The Bible, 2Timothy 4:2-4 Preach the Word: be prepared in season and out of season; correct,rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.' Try reading the Bible with your heart as well as your head and decide if that is truth or myth.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2002

    Good book to prop up crooked table (and leave there)

    This book is somewhat deceptive in its title. I like the warm fuzzy feeling of we are all God, there is not right from wrong, there is no need to fix mistakes you've made because they ultimately don't matter. I am worried about gang bangers who might think that this book gives the the right to continue murdering rivals and innocent people (after all, there is no right, wrong, or consequences, I guess). I could imagine Hitler loving this book! After reading this book, a teen could easily feel that it might as well be party time all the time, because there are no consequences for actions. I hope the next generation has more sense than to be caught up in this mindset. Should we not teach that there is value in going back and confessing or trying fix our wrongs. We know we will all screw up from time to time. If we simply say that our screwups do not mater, and there is no reason to correct them or own them, we are headed down a slippery and rocky trail towards further, and perhaps total, moral decay. The scary thing is that I actually would have agreed with some of this book a few years ago when I was quite spiritually distracted off track. I find that the a man who came 2000 years ago is continuing working with me every day one day at a time over and over. He is coaxes me to follow Him instead of leting me aimlessly try to wade through touchy feely warm and fuzzy mumbo jumbo muck similar to that contained in this table prop of a book (it also might be good on long freezing winter nights to help start the fire in the fireplace). Of course, I am am not judging anyone. If someone finds this book a comfort, more power to you, but I feel it is a dead end path. I cannot suggest this book to anyone.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Is god real?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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