Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch
The “Conversations With God” Books
“Conversations with God” is a book series written by Neale Donald Walsch, based out of the frustrated questions he had for God during a difficult time in his life, about how he could get his life to “work.”
The first book was published in 1995, and it hit the New York Times Best Sellers list – remaining there for 137 weeks. The first book was followed up by additional books in the series, and many of the 9 books appeared on the best sellers list at one point or another.
Below is an interview with Neale where he talks about how he went from homelessness to create the best-selling book series.
Why Neale Wrote “Conversations With God”
When he began writing, Neale didn’t have the intention to pen a best seller. At the time, he was feeling frustrated with the way his life was going, so he sat down to write a letter to God to ask questions about everything that seemed to be going wrong. After he wrote down the questions, his mind began receiving answers to those questions, so he starting writing the information down to record it. His dialogue with God is the basis of the book series, and the books have become so popular because many people can related to the experiences that Neale was going through.
Original Conversations With God Series
In the beginning, one volume turned into a trilogy, and those three books touch on many different aspects that are experienced in life. The first book focuses more on Walsch’s daily experiences, and the second and third books get into other topics such as social issues and politics.
There are many great principles that can be learned in the book series, including the idea that God recognizes the difference between experiencing and knowing yourself. Through specific steps, a person can begin to know and experience their current life experience, which puts them in a better position to create a different life through the guidance of God.
After the original trilogy was so popular, Walsch continued to write and publish additional books building on other topics. Nine books have been published, including volumes that focus on topics such as home life, friendships, and topics targeted to the teenage generation.
Additionally, there is supplemental material that goes hand-in-hand with the concepts that are taught in the series. Eventually, the original Conversations with God book was turned into a movie that was released in 2006.
If you are looking for a way to gain more insight about the questions asked to God, as well as answers that God would have you understand, then this is a great series to read.
There are many positive reviews about the book series, and the books have touched millions of people throughout the world. Many people can relate to the messages that are shared in the book series, because they are daily thoughts and experiences that are common amongst us all.
“Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today.”
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