A Conversation with God
In 1995, the first of a series of nine books entitled A Conversation with God Book 1: An Uncommon Dialogue hit the bookstores and quickly became an instant success. For more than an overwhelming 135 weeks it stayed on the New York Times Best-sellers list. And the sequels fared similar success.
According to Neale Donald Walsh who is the author of A Conversation with God, he started asking God irate questions when he was at the lowest moment in his life. Inquiring about why his life seems to be in tatters, why somehow he seems to have no concrete direction in life. He wrote down all his questions, he heard a voice asking him if he really wanted to find out the answers to all his questions. His book or books A Conversation with God is a compilation of more than 3000 pages of ideas all the outcome of Neale Donald Walsh’s conversations with God or what he actually what it was. The issues raised and answered transcend all boundaries of race, ethnic origin, age, and gender. Even the second and third book installment tackles social and political concerns.
There are four concepts that Walsh teaches as the embodiment of the entire conversation with God:
· Nobody has a better way, it is merely another way.
· There is enough of everything for everyone.
· We are all one.
· There is nothing we have to do.
The idea that there is nothing we have to do is actually a contradiction to the preaching in one of the A Conversation with God books that God has some recommendations social and economic that we have to effect to make our lives more adaptable to living. And the book touches on issues like the possibility of life in other planets and the after life or reincarnation. Strangely, God says in Book 1 that we must not ultimately believe anything that is written, words do not teach the truth, and we must use our own feelings to ascertain what the truth really is. In the first three A Conversation with God books, Neale Donald Walsh claims that his writings are actual dictations from God. However, he also says that God speaks to all, it is only up to the individual if he wants to listen. And that God “will speak to you if you invite me”. In the course of the A Conversation with God book series, the reader would undoubtedly notice parallelisms in what was written and ideas by early writers abroad. These are some of them:
· Nobody really intends to want evil.
· Like Nietzsche, A Conversation with God teaches that Good and evil do not exist or even coexist.
· God is not vengeful or fear-promoting.
· God is everything. This is synonymous to the teachings of Brahman and Hinduism.
· According to Tao, and similar to Conversations… – one cannot understand one thing unless he or she understands the opposite of it.
· Akin to Plato’s lessons, the book A Conversation with God teaches we are not here to learn anything new but to remember what we already know.
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