Thursday, July 10, 2008

Beware of this book!

This is a copy of a blog entry from Crystal over at "my church." I concur with her for you to spread the word about this deception. Here it is:

If you have children or grandchildren, work with children at church, or you
have neighborhood children whose parents you know, please take note of the
information below and pass it along to others. Schools are distributing this
book to children through the Scholastic Book Club.

The name of the book is Conversations with God.. James Dobson talked about
this book twice this week. It is devastating. Parents, churches and
Christian schools need to be aware of it. Please pass this information on to
church/e-mail addressees, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins,

Please pay special attention not only to what your kids watch on TV, in
movie theaters, on the internet, and the music they listen to, but also be
alert regarding the books they read.

Two particular books are, Conversations with God and Conversations with God
for Teens, written by Neale D. Walsch. They sound harmless enough by their
titles alone. The books have been on the New York Times best sellers list
for a number of weeks, and they make truth of the statement, "Don't judge a
book by its cover or title."

The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the
"voice of God". However, the "answers" that he gives are not Bible-based and
go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase),
when a girl asks the question "Why am I a lesbian?" His answer is that she
was 'born that way' because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed,
with brown eyes, etc.). Then he tells her to go out and "celebrate" her

Another girls poses the question "I am living with my boyfriend. My parents
say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?"

His reply is, "Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done
nothing wrong."

Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin. His reply "I do not
forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing
as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do
not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong,
because the rule is "'judge not lest ye be judged."
Not only are these books the false doctrine of the devil, but in some
instances quote (in error) the Word of God.

And the list goes on. These books (and others like it) are being sold to
schoolchildren through (The Scholastic Book Club), and we need to be aware
of what is being fed to our children.

Our children are under attack. So I pray that you be sober and vigilant
about teaching your children the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to
worldly mediums, because our adversary, the devil, roams about as a roaring
lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). We know that lions usually
hunt for the slowest, weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.

Pass this on to every Believer you know. God bless! And, if you are in
doubt, check out the books yourself.


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a deceiving title! Thank you for sharing. I have not yet heard of the book(s) but will definately be aware- we always try to heavily screen all books and other materials. Thanks for the heads up!

Angela M

Berean Wife said...

I recieved a link to your site in an email today. I did some research on this topic and posted about it. I thought you might find the following interesting about the movie.

In October, the movie Conversations with God will come out. Quotes from the movie:

"There is no judgement in what you call the afterlife... there is no accounting, no one giving 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down.' Only humans are judgemental, and because you are, you assume I AM. I cannot tell you MY truth until you stop telling ME yours."

"Neale, you've got me all wrong... and you've got YOU all wrong too. I don't want anything from you to be happy. But, you think you are below ME, when in truth... we are all one. There is no separation."

"To say that something -- a thought, a word, an action -- is 'wrong' would be as much as to tell you not to do it. To tell you not to do it would be to prohibit you. To prohibit you would be to restrict you. To restrict you would be to deny the reality of WHO YOU REALLY ARE, as well as the opportunity for you to create and experience the truth."

I'll have to read your site as time allows.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Your comments have been emailed to our congregation and we greatly appreciate your warning. As a homeschooling mother of two of God's most wonderfully, impressive creations (spoken like a mother!), I appreciate your warning because both of my daughters read a book a day. To think that this book might have been snatched up and added to the reading pile before I knew the contents is sobering. Thank you! An I'll pass it on!

Anonymous said...

WOW...I know there are non-believers but this is really scary, he's like a drug dealer, targeting our children. I received this in an email, and therefore, will NEVER buy the book and will NOT see the movie. Thank you so much for getting this out. I don't promote any of this but I will support any of those against it. I believe in the Bible and everything it stands for. Linda

Anonymous said...

Anything that is hidden will come to light, Jesus will reveal the deceit of our enemy. Thank you for making us aware, we know we live in evil times! They will call good ...evil..and evil good!
I thank God for his love ..mercy..and grace and his people! love ya you in heaven. God bless