Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 29th 1996 by Berkley (first published 1995)
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.
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.
I thought this was a really interesting read but there were little interviews between each segment in the audiobook I was listening to. I wish they would have left those to the end in order to just keep with the flow of what “God” is teaching us.
I know this was written many years ago and you’d think that if it was Godly inspired it would not come off seeming old and outdated. And it does a bit. I think that is just the human in him translating this through his own vessel and it somehow comes out a bit tainted and less Godly that it truly is.
Overall I really enjoyed this and my close friend got a lot more out of this than I did but I appreciate what it brings forth to us.