Well, what can I say the title of the book is not one I would naturally gravitate to, as I simply am not religious at all but highly spiritual. Judging by the title I would have assumed this was a very religious book, on the contrary I learned so much and fell right in love with it!
Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny (The Pink Panther and Clear and Present Danger) and Ingrid Boulting (The Last Tycoon). Produced and directed by Stephen Simon (producer of Somewhere in Time and What Dreams May Come) and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Fox Home Entertainment, the theatrical release is set for October 27, 2006. The movie is the true account of Walsch (played by Cierny), who went from an unemployed homeless man to an “accidental spiritual messenger” and author of the bestselling book
My Review- 5 mind-blowing stars!
This book is totally not what I expected, I found out about it as I was listening to a YouTuber who I follow. The way she described the book and took a passage from it related to what she was talking about, made me sit up and take note. I listened to the audio-version and followed along with the paperback. The first thing to say is this is not a book on religion, God, the Bible in the context that you may may imagine it to be this book covers:
- The myths of man-made beliefs about God and religion.
- Why it’s better to not confirm to mainstream religions.
- Discovering why you are here, who you are, and how the natural laws of the universe and things like Law of Attraction really work.
I must say, this book opened my eyes mainly via the way that it is written. The author penned it in what he calls a series of meditative ‘conversations with God’. He wrote ‘an angry letter’ to ‘God’ complaining about life, then started to literally hear the responses to his questions. This is commonly called ‘automatic writing’ if you have ever heard of it, you write in a meditative state. The book follows the author as he poses some serious questions about life, the meaning of it, life after death, and the universe to the ‘God’ or voice he hears.
We as readers read the conversation as it happens, and it is is just wonderful. What I really liked about this book is that there was a male and female narrator so we are not led to believe that whatever or whoever you consider to be ‘God’ or a creator is male alone. In fact this book and the responses the author heard and recorded makes it pretty clear that there is no real ‘God’ in the way we are led to believe, just energy.
Generally speaking this is a very eye-opening book that those with an open mind, spiritually inclined, and non- religious would appreciate. If you believe in the universe and the wonders of it, believe that we are all energy and connected you may want to check out this book, and see exactly what answers the author got, during his conversations with ‘God’ and I use the term ‘God’ very loosely, you can also say conversations with an energy in the universe.
There are four books in the series and I went straight on to book two. This first book focuses mainly on self-realisation, understanding the myths around the universe, ‘God’ in the sense of a man in the sky who is a jealous and vengeful God, who punishes is really not what we should be buying into, and this may offend those who are deeply religious. If that’s you stay away from this book. It’s such a refreshing, uplifting, and spiritual non-faith based read for the those with a curious mind, it could even be life changing if it lands in the right hands. I recommend it.