Has anybody here read any of the CWG books, or any other books by Neale Donald Walsch? My guess would be that very few would have, and most people here would not be very open to these books, nor find a great deal of value in them. For me personally these are the best and most useful books I have ever read. A profound exercise in human logic. I was very skeptical of these books at first, and surprised when the person who recommended them to me did so. I was expecting to find a lot of the harmful garbage religions teach, in these books, but instead I found the bulk of the material in these books to be in conflict with what religions teach, and that these books at length discuss the negative influences religions have upon us. I found a lot of my own thoughts and perceptions illustrated in an intricate and expansive manner, as well as an array of brilliant new concepts and observations. The large focal point of these books seems to be about putting aside everything you have been taught and searching inside yourself for your own answers and observations, which to me is the most basic concept of logic, and what frustrates me most about our race, and even myself at times. As soon as I picked up the general vibe of the first book I knew I wanted to own all of these books. I think humankind would benefit greatly if all religious people were to open themselves to these books, but I’m sure religious people feel the same way about their books and teachings.
I think the key to benefiting from these books is to not write them off because of the concept of the author suggesting he is “talking to God”. You need to first think for yourself about what “talking to God” might actually mean and entail. And also to consider whether or not it actually matters if the author really is “talking to God”.
I recommend these books to anybody and everybody. Try picking one up sometime. See what you think of it.