Book Review: “Conversations With God” by Neale Donald Walsch

I was initially reluctant to get this book due to the word “god”. The fact I have not written god with a capital G tells you all you need to know about my feelings towards it! I have never believed in god since I became an adult, have been an atheist most of the proceeding time and now………..well, let’s just say books like Conversations With God are making me re-think that! But it doesn’t matter if you are agnostic, atheist or religious, this book is a must-read. But be warned; no matter what your belief, you are about to have it severely challenged!

You must come to this with an open mind though. Unfortunately, that will rule out many people (particularly devoutly religious types). Because the first thing that crosses your mind is:

“Why would god choose to speak to THIS dude?!”

Neale Donald Walsch was a 49 year old American with a family, who had just lost his job, had lived a life of regret and had done nothing at all to stand out, nothing special and  is nothing more than an average Joe. But if anything, that’s what makes this more believable. You see, the things that god reveals to him in conversation, answering the questions which Neale longs to know, are profound wisdom of the highest order.

These are not things the average Joe could possibly have come up with. Someone who was particularly wise, smart and ensconced within the spiritual community, yes. But Neale Donald Walsch? I don’t think so! Of course, there are those who will see this as a big con, blasphemous, an intelligent guy playing himself down for the purpose of the book but hey, not everyone is gonna take something from this.

Even if you are unsure about the whole “god speaking to man” premise, it doesn’t matter. Because there is still enough truth, wisdom and basic common sense spoken here, that anyone with an open mind will gain a lot. I won’t go into detail on what is discussed as it’s basically EVERYTHING about life! There are so many quotes I picked out that I wanted to share that I decided to just list them for you instead. These ones all relate to what I talk about on this blog. And as you’ll see, “god” backs up everything I’ve been saying (heheh!!) in these quotes straight from the lips of the almighty:

 

HEALTH

“Worry is pointless. It is wasted mental energy. It also creates bio-chemical reactions which harm the body, producing everything from indigestion to coronary arrest. Health will improve almost at once when worrying ends.”

“You are what you think you are. It’s a vicious circle when the thought is a negative one. You’ve got to find a way to break out of the cycle.”

“You cannot be ill without at some level causing yourself to be and you can be well again in a moment, simply by deciding to be. Deep personal disappointments are responses which are chosen, and worldwide calamities are the result of worldwide consciousness.”

“What if I told you your own medical profession holds back cures, refuses to approve alternative medicines and procedures because they threaten the very structure of the “healing” profession?”

 

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

“Life is a creation, not a discovery. You are creating your reality every minute, probably without knowing it.”

“You are always in the process of creating. Every moment. Every minute. Every day.”

“I am” is the strongest creative statement in the universe. Whatever you think, whatever you say after the words  “I am”, sets into motion those experiences, calls them forth, brings them to you.”

“Throw all negative thoughts out of your mental constructions. Lose all pessimism. Release all doubts. Reject all fears.”

“The tools of creation are thought, word and deed.”

“A thought or a word expressed and expressed and expressed becomes just that – expressed. That is pushed out. It becomes outwardly realised. It becomes your physical reality.”

HUMAN MISTAKES

“Religion is your attempt to speak of the unspeakable. It does not do a very good job.”

“Your attitudes about sex form a  microcosm of your attitudes about life. Life should be a  joy, a celebration and it has become an experience of fear, anxiety, not enough-ness, envy, rage and tragedy. The same can be said about sex.”

“You would rather see a man dying without a whimper on the battlefield, than a woman making love with a whimper in the street.”

“You will not have that for which you ask, nor can you have anything you want. This is because your very request is a statement of lack and your saying you want a thing only works to produce that precise experience – wanting – in your reality. The correct prayer therefore is never a prayer of supplication but a prayer of gratitude.”

“The point of life is not to get anywhere. The point of life is to create – who and what you are, and then to experience that.”

 

This book has already raised my frequency by a tonne! The biggest take away from it is that we ARE god – little shards of god, consciousness, the universe, whatever you want to call this higher power. We are not separate beings. We all come from the same place and we all share that power – we just have to REMEMBER what we’ve forgotten. We just have to WAKE UP and be who we truly are. That’s exactly what I plan on doing.


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10 thoughts on “Book Review: “Conversations With God” by Neale Donald Walsch

  • October 13, 2017 at 10:02 am
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    Hey Tim, I’ve read all three of the books in the series, found them really absorbing and definitely had a big impact on me as a ‘non believer’.

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    • October 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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      Hi Dana, I still need to read the other two – can’t wait! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  • October 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    “Even if you are unsure about the whole “god speaking to man” premise, it doesn’t matter.” I totally agree with this! At some point Walsch himself has doubts about the conversation and says to god something like: “But how can I know that I am really talking to you and that you are god? What if all this is just my imagination?” And god says something like: “Do you have better answers to your questions?”
    Well, I don’t! And this is the main reason why Conversations With God is, along with Tolle’s The Power of Now, one of my all time favorite books!

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    • October 17, 2017 at 9:43 am
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      Aha! This is your original message, it was marked as spam, for some reason! Not sure what happened to your other messages you say didn’t display, as this is the only one I saw in my spam folder (though it’s possible they were auto deleted, as I don’t often check this folder).

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  • October 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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    “Even if you are unsure about the whole “god speaking to man” premise, it doesn’t matter.” I totally agree with this! At some point Walsch himself has doubts about the conversation and says to god something like: “But how can I know that I am really talking to you and that you are god? What if all this is just my imagination?” And god says something like: “Do you have better answers to your questions?” Well, I don’t! And this is the main reason why Conversations With God is along with Tolle’s The Power of Now on of my all time favorite books!

    (Btw, I noticed it doesn’t work when I comment with my WordPress account but when I comment with my Twitter account it works.)

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    • October 17, 2017 at 9:36 am
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      Hi Barbara, yes, I’d forgotten about that bit, would’ve been good to put that in the article. I’ve met people who have heard a voice from someone or something (dunno if it was god but it was a voice) and so I totally believe Walsch heard it too. The two people I know that this happened to are probably the two happiest and most sane, together people I know, so that cements it for me!

      Thanks for the heads up! Not sure what’s wrong as other people seem to be commenting using WordPress, including me, so maybe it’s a problem specific to you? I’ll look into it!

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      • October 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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        Just testing… I have no idea why it doesn’t work!

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        • October 19, 2017 at 9:15 pm
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          Haha, well OF COURSE the one time it works is when I don’t really need it too! lol Anyway, no idea what’s going on, hopefully it works next time too, otherwise Twitter account will do 🙂

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