Sunday, May 15, 2011

Conversations with God Disappoints

Review of: A Conversation with God
by Alton Gansky

A book with the premise that the words are God talking to you scares me to start with. This is Mr. Gansky’s bold assumption; his book is a kind of an interactive Bible.  He takes questions that he supposes the average person might have and then answers them from what he purports to be God’s point of view and in the point of view of some of the Biblical saints.  The book covers extensively the points of the Christian faith, including such controversial topics as homosexual behavior. The easy style in which it is written is devotional and informative.
Outside of the fact that there is already a rather charming book in this vein written by a Neale D Walsh, who does not write from a conservative, protestant worldview, I found this book disappointing. 

Although most theologians would not take issue with any of Mr. Gansky’s themes and answers to the questions, it seemed contrived. I found myself reading the answers under the heading marked GOD with a sense of resistance. Unfortunately, I cannot readily recommend this book to the curious seeker, or the serious Christian.

I received a complimentary copy of Conversations with God from Thomas Nelson Publishers in return for my honest opinion.

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