Neale Donald Walsch is a writer of self improvement books who is most recognized
for his series, "Conversations With God."
Walsch relates that during a time of frustration with his life, he
wrote a letter to God, pleading to know why his life was such a mess.
Walsch claims he heard God speak in reply and conversations began
that developed into a series of books.
Some of the books were written in question and answer format as
Neale Donald Walsch asked questions of God, and other books were
written by Walsch alone in an attempt to further explain God's
Walsch explains his books are inspirations from God rather than
Background Of Neale Donald Walsch
Neale Donald Walsch was born on
September 10, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Walsch was raised in the Catholic
faith and was a seeker of spiritual truth from a young age.
Walsch had a variety
of jobs as an adult and in the 1990s, he experienced hard times that changed his
life. He lost his possessions in a fire, broke his neck in a car accident, lost
his job, and ended his marriage. He found himself alone, surviving in a tent and
collecting aluminum cans so he could buy food to eat.
During this time, he
became quite despondent, and began writing as a way to deal with his depression
and find answers to life. During one of those writing sessions, "Conversations
" was born.
Neale Donald Walsch And "Conversations With God"
"Conversations With God
" became a phenomenal best seller. It was on the New
York Times Bestseller List 135 weeks.
Six other books by Neale Donald Walsch
also made it to the Times bestseller list. His books based on Conversations with
have sold in the millions of copies and been translated into 37 different
Neale Donald Walsch wrote nine books with him asking questions
of God that touched on all aspects of personal growth and the human condition.
The books were not meant to be prophetic, but the topics did include politics,
the environment, and the future of mankind. The books recommended certain
economic and social changes to be made by mankind to protect the future of the
earth and its inhabitants.
The books also offered self improvement advice for
dealing with life's difficulties and enhancing spiritual growth.
Books By Neale Donald Walsch
• "Conversations with God:
An Uncommon Dialogue
" (Book 1) (1996) In this book, Neale
Donald Walsch asked personal questions of God that helped
readers understand why life is filled with adversity and what
could be done to live a happier and more fulfilling existence.
• "Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue
" (Book 2)
(1997) This book goes beyond offering personal self
improvement advice and focuses more on global and political
issues and the problems faced by society.
"Meditations from Conversations With God, Book 2: A Personal
" (1997) This is a book of meditations designed to help
create a new world filled with peace and hope by changing one
person at a time.
• "The Little Soul and the Sun: A Children's Parable Adapted from Conversations With God
" (1998) This book by Neale Donald Walsch is targeted towards children
to help them understand the concept that love is all there is.
The book teaches there is no absolute evil or good, but that
all is love.
• "Conversations with God: An Uncommon
" (Book 3) (1998) In this book, Neale Donald Walsch
continues his questions of God. This time he explores the
nature of God and the universe and covers topics such as
aliens and souls.
• "Neale Donald Walsch on
" (1999) In this book, Walsch offers self
improvement advice as it relates to relationships with other
people and the world in general. He explores why we have
relationship issues and offers ways to develop strong and
loving ones that nurture growth.
• "Neale Donald Walsch
on Holistic Living
" (1999) This book offers readers tips on
how to live a holistic life as part of a whole that includes
the planet and other people.
• "Neale Donald Walsch on
Abundance and Right Livelihood
" (1999) This book is a
transcript of a workshop on abundance given by Walsch. In it,
he addresses the drudgery of work and why we experience lack.
Walsch offers advice on living life more abundantly and
teaches readers how to open to receiving what the universe and
God have to offer.
• "Friendship with God: An Uncommon
" (1999) Neale Donald Walsch describes how he grew up
fearing God and his retribution. In this book, he presents the
idea that we should form a friendship with God rather than
• "Questions and Answers on Conversations
" (1999) This book contains some of the many questions
Neale Donald Walsch received from readers of his "Conversations
With God" series of books. Walsch attempts to answer as many
questions as he can so readers can better grasp his message.
• "The Wedding Vows from Conversations With God
(2000) These are the vows used by Neale Donald Walsch and his
wife during their wedding and they are offered in this work
for readers to use.
• "Bringers of the Light
" (2000) This is one of the actionable self improvement books by Neale
Donald Walsch. It is based upon the concept of recreating
oneself anew and it contains steps and exercises for achieving
• "Communion With God: An Uncommon Dialog
(2000) Neale Donald Walsch uses this book to speak to readers
as the voice of God. This is a departure from the usual
question and answer style of many of Walsch's other books that
include quotes from God.
• "Moments of Grace
" (2001) This book was republished with the title, "When God Steps In
Miracles Happen." It is a collection of stories sent to Neale
Donald Walsch by the readers of his books that tell how God
worked miracles in their lives.
• "The New Revelations:
A Conversation with God
" (2002) Neale Donald Walsch reveals
his revelations in this book on how mankind can assure itself
of a better future on a planetary scale. He also touches on
how individuals can rise above depression and defeat to
recreate themselves and impact the world in the process.
• "Tomorrow's God: Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge"
(2004) Neale Donald Walsch reveals to readers what lies in
store for the future of humanity and our spiritual natures. He
explains mankind in the future will have a different type of
spirituality that will connect humans with the divine without
condemnation of alternative beliefs.
• "What God Wants:
A Compelling Answer to Humanity's Biggest Question
This spiritually empowering book provides readers with an
explanation of what God wants from us as understood by Neale
• "The Little Soul And The Earth: A
Children's Parable Adapted From Conversations With God
In this illustrated book, Neale Donald Walsch offers children
and adults a story about a little soul that was asked by God
to return to earth to discover who he really is.
"The Complete Conversations with God
" (2005) This is a gift
set that includes the first three books in the "Conversations
With God" series. It was published on the tenth anniversary of
the publication of book one.
• "Meditations from Conversations With God
" (2005) This is a compilation of
profound thoughts and touching quotes from the series of "Conversations
With God" books.
• "Home with God: In a Life That Never
" (2006) In this book, Neale Donald Walsch explores the
topic of death and the afterlife. He touches on concepts that
most of humanity grapples with and offers comfort and hope
concerning what lies beyond our lives on earth.
Than God: Turn Ordinary Life into an Extraordinary Experience
(2008) Walsch tells readers they were meant to be happy and
life shouldn't be a struggle. He uses this book to provide
self help tips for creating a life filled with happiness.
• "When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time
of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace
" (2009) Neale Donald Walsch
uses this book to offer uplifting hope and comfort to readers
suffering with loss of some sort such as death, divorce,
unemployment, or other life tragedies.
• "The Conversations with God Companion: The Essential Tool for
Individual and Group Study
" (2009) This guidebook to the "Conversations
With God" series contains study questions and exercises that
can be used in study groups or alone to deepen understanding
of the concepts Walsch presents.
• "The Storm Before
" (2011) This timely book by Neale Donald Walsch
addresses the changes affecting humanity as we approach
December 2012. Walsch explains how upheaval, political unrest,
and climate change were predicted to occur during this time
and he offers a way for humanity to rise above the fray and
renew itself in a new world of peace and love.
• "The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and
the Future of YOU
" (2012) In this book, Neale Donald Walsch
departs from his usual writing style and instead tells the
life story of Barbara Marx Hubbard beginning when she is 80
years old in 2012 and working back through her life. He uses
her story, revelations, and understandings to inspire readers
and promote their spiritual growth.
Neale Donald Walsch
And His Work
In addition to being a prolific writer of
self help books, Neale Donald Walsch is a popular speaker. He
holds workshops and retreats in cities all around the world.
He formed the CWG Foundation so he could spread his message to
individuals, church groups, and prisons.
He promotes the idea
that people need to become the change they wish to see in the
world. He teaches people how to recreate themselves in their
best state in order to improve their lives and to make a
better earth for all living creatures.
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