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5.0 out of 5 stars Answered so many of my questions - mesmerising, challenging and thought-provoking!, 31 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue: Bk. 3 (Paperback)
Book 1
An amazing book! It was recommended by a friend, and so I thought I would read it to see if it would give me any new insights into the age-old questions about the purpose of life etc. I didn't really know what to expect, but it blew me away! It's a conversation between an ordinary man called Neale Donald Walsch (with a lot of problems in his life) and God (you may not accept that it's 'God' talking, but then that's up to you) and it's written in a very easy to read style. All the big questions are answered: why are we here? Why is there evil in the world? Is there sin? Is there a hell? If so, what is it? Why do things happen as they do? What happens when you die? How can I have successful relationships? Is having a lot of money a bad thing? And inbetween times there's also humour, because we're told that God has a great sense of humour!

So many of my questions were answered in a totally new way (going to church or reading the Bible will not give you answers like this; in fact, many established beliefs are challenged) and not only did they make sense to me, they were also liberating! If you're remotely curious about any of the above questions, then I would encourage you to read this book and decide for yourself whether the answers are for you or not.

Book 2
This book adopts a more global perspective (as opposed to the personal perspective of Book 1). Anyone who thinks we live in a 'civilised' society, should think again after reading this book. In order to be civilised we need to have a society where we can solve conflict without violence, live without fear, act without self-interest and love unconditionally, and we are still far, far from being able to do this after thousands and thousands of years. In addition, we have an education system that teaches facts rather than wisdom and doesn't encourage young people to think for themselves. Having been a teacher for many years, I found this chapter particularly thought-provoking. I duly resolved to try and find more ways to encourage my pupils to think for themselves, but became increasingly frustrated with the lack of time to do this (because of syllabus demands), and really it was the start of me reassessing what I was doing in life and has ultimately led to some life-changing decisions. Perhaps, after reading this book (and the others in the series as well), it will be for you too. If nothing else it will expand your horizons and show you a fascinatingly different way of looking at things.

Book 3
Even before I had finished the previous two books in this series, I had already read the part in this book about highly evolved beings (HEBs) and life on other planets, because it answered a question I had repeatedly asked myself ever since I was a child i.e. was there life on other planets? I had always thought that there must be - the universe is just too huge for us to be the only ones 'out here' - and when this book confirmed that, how could I not read on? Many of these other inhabited planets have highly evolved civilisations and I found the descriptions of these societies absolutely mesmerising! HEBs communicate absolutely truthfully and telepathically (in fact, you can tell how evolved a society is by its dependance or otherwise on words for communication); there is no concept of ownership or loss; they share everything they have; and their children set their own curriculum at school. A key part of these societies is observing fully and acknowledging the truth of their observations, something we don't do. We see what is happening, but then we choose to ignore or deny it, because profits would suffer etc. Although I was fascinated by what I was reading, I was also somewhat discouraged to see just how far we are from realising this kind of society on Earth (compared to the HEBs, I felt like we were ants crawling around on the ground, whilst they soared above us like eagles ). But by the end, the overriding emotion was one of inspiration, because I had been shown the possibility of a different, far more fulfilling existence, where everyone's experience of life can be a fair and joyful one. A totally amazing series of books!
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Initial post: 4 Jul 2013 18:30:48 BDT
R. J. Howard says:
It's a long way from the mud to the stars but we'll get there one day!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2013 19:01:48 BDT
I do hope so, R.J., I do hope so - great analogy by the way. Thanks for commenting!
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