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Conversations with God for Teens Hardcover – October 1, 2001
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"Conversations with God" has redefined God and shifted spiritual paradigms around the globe. In order to deal with the enormous response to his writings, Neale has created several outreach projects, including the CWG Foundation, CWG for Parents, Humanity's Team, the CWG Helping Outreach, and The Global Conversation --- all accessible at the "hub" website CWGPortal.com, and all dedicated to help the world move from violence to peace, from confusion to clarity, and from anger to love.
Neale's work has taken him from the steps of Macchu Picchu in Peru to the steps of the Shinto shrines of Japan, from Red Square in Moscow to St. Peters Square in Vatican City to Tiananmen Square in China. And everywhere he has gone --- from South Africa to Norway, Croatia to The Netherlands, the streets of Zurich to the streets of Seoul --- Neale has experienced a hunger among the people to find a new way to live, at last, in peace and harmony, and he has sought to bring people a new understanding of life and of God which would allow them to experience that.
He lives with his wife, the American poet Em Claire, in Oregon. Find out more at NealeDonaldWalsch.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Now, I grew up in an area that was very much predominantly Christian, but the religion never hit a chord with me. In fact, most religions didn't because of the simple fact that I couldn't see myself being boxed in by the limited and set beliefs of religion. If I didn't agree with the entire religion, then why should I choose it for guidance? Why should I choose it as MY religion? This was how I rationalized it. I had my own ideas and feelings about God and life, so why should I just follow along blindly? Why shouldn't I question and decide for myself?
I went through an extremely rough point in my life during my teenage years. I began to become more curious about God and I searched for Him/Her during my senior year of high school and the beginning of college. I started to hear about a book, "Conversations with God". Honestly, the first time I heard it, the title turned me off. It made me think of all the overtly religious people I'd met throughout my life and I was thinking, "I don't know if I want anything to do with this...".
But the book stayed in the back of my mind and I continued to hear about it, so I finally took it as a sign and I bought "The Complete Conversations with God". It was the best thing I've ever done for myself.
Here was a book that put my feelings into words. Here was a book that made me feel loved.Read more ›
As this book itself says several times, you don't need to beleive that Neale had a conversation with God to trust in the contents. Why not read what the book has to offer and then conclude based on the contents? Personally, I found the contents very relevant, down-to-earth, honest and unpretentious.
Needless to say, it would contradict with the Bible on several occasions - but it never claimed otherwise anywhere. The basic premise of the book is to offer observations - and it says "what works" in today's scenario and "what doesn't" - given what we choose to experience as human beings.
I read several reviews that quoted the contents of this book out of context - which would make the statements sound absurd. To state a few examples
"Life has no purpose" - this was listed to illustrate that Life has no universal purpose (or no single purpose for the human race as a whole). You make your own purpose based on your preferences, values, experiences and so on. Don't you think this makes sense, and is a fact for all of us?
"Have sex with anyone..." - perhaps, it would have been helpful if this statement was quoted with the passages discussing the implications - STD, pregnancy and so on.
I wish I could quote every single bad review on this book and write my viewpoints on what the book actually discussed. At worst, it boils down to a disagreement, which is nowhere close to a blasphemy I think.
My request to you (if you haven't read the book already) is to read the book with an open-mind. Suspend all judgements and see what the book has to offer. If you find it relevant, use it. Otherwise discard it.Read more ›
Firstly, in the intro, he praises these kids to have the open mind to want to talk to God and how they are not closed minded, so with that in mind, Neales "follow up questions" have the kids insulting God, mocking God and you have God trying to justify himself. It's a idiot book! The follow up questions are like "some God you are" and "yah right". I dont know what kind of kids Neale hangs with, but in this book, he uses follow up questions as if all the kids had an Attitude or a chip on their shoulder, nothing like the open minded kids he spoke of in the books introduction.
The follow up questions posed by Neale DESTROYED this book and makes it useless! Also, these are kids, yet this book reads as if they are adults and some of the answers are really dangerious. God tells kids basically to rebel from their parents and to question their authority, God tells them to have sex and not be ashamed about it, mind you this is for TEENS! 13, 14 , 15 years old.
This Book is a NOT like Books I-III where God tells of the mysteries of life, this Book here is a load of CRAP!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would recommend the CwG books. They have changed my life and attitude. I am so happy that there is a wonderful book like this for my daughter to read.Published 10 months ago by Shari Chisonga
Straight talk to teens about God and life, done in question and answer format. I am happy to pass it on to a favorite teen to see her reaction.Published 15 months ago by Carole Z Warren
After I read a bit of this bologna I decided it wasn't fit for a confused teenager. So I resold it.Published 21 months ago by CalicoKid