I had planned to get back to my meditation series today…but then I realized that I couldn’t possibly write about Dr. Deepak Chopra’s new book without recognizing another of my favorite authors and mentors, Neale Donald Walsch.
Neale is best known for his Conversations with God series. I know, it sounds religious if you’re not familiar with the book. It’s actually anything but that. In fact, it’s one of the most amazing series of texts I’ve ever had the privilege to read.
I’m highly analytical and naturally skeptical towards these types of things. But when I read Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1) back in the 90s, I was an immediate believer. Whether Neale contacted “God,” “The Universe,” his higher self, or whoever, the information that came through is some of the most profound and life altering I’ve ever encountered.
It’s normal for me to deconstruct books like this, to find the flaws with ease and point them out in a knowing manner (and, yes, with a bit of glee). But, try as I might, I cannot find a flaw in Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1).
I’ve since read Neale’s subsequent body of work, have participated in many of his teleclasses and webinars, and even enrolled as a student in a recent series Neale taught in conjunction with Evolving Wisdom.
When his new book, The Storm Before the Calm, was released a couple of days ago, I immediately ordered it. I was aware of the book and its subject matter ahead of time, as Neale has been speaking of The Global Conversation for quite some time. When I received the book today, I was even more impressed with its content and layout than I thought I would be.
The Storm Before the Calm is book 1 in Neale’s Conversations with Humanity series. The book explores the future of humanity, which is an important spiritual topic that seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. With all the hubbub about 2012, the end of the world, natural disasters, and crashing economies, people fear impending global meltdowns on all fronts, if not outright Armageddon. Neale’s book explains that changes are coming…but not the changes we think.
The Storm Before the Calm argues that humanity will indeed survive and will indeed change—but for the better. It puts a much needed positive perspective on all of the things that have been happening in the world and instills a new kind of hope in the reader. From the book’s inside flap:
Here is a spiritual and social tour-de-force that will leave you flying high, filled with hope, and feeling capable of handling all of Our Tomorrows. At last, there is a positive word about humanity’s future—and a clear and simple way for each of us to affect it.
I recommend The Storm Before the Calm to everyone. Of course, I believe that Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1) should be required reading for all. If you’re going through tough times, another of my favorite NDW books is When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace.
I hope you’ll consider giving Neale’s books a try if you haven’t read any. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.