In 1992, while in a fit of depression, former radio talk show host Neale Donald Walsch asked God, "What have I done to deserve a life of such continuing struggle?" Much to the author's surprise, the Creator responded, and the result is Conversations with God. It soon becomes clear to Walsch as he dialogues with God that we are here to evolve our souls and to become all we were meant to be. "There is only one purpose for all of life, and that is for you and all that lives to experience fullest glory."

Walsch's God appreciates, creativity, love, positive thinking, and laughter. "I truly want what you truly want. Nothing different and nothing more. Don't you see that is my greatest gift to you?" Walsch leaves plenty of room for readers to enter the conversation as he asks questions about relationships, money, suffering, careers, and health. The God revealed in these pages comes across as gritty and compassionate, anything but the Great Bookkeeper in the Sky. Two more Conversations with God will follow.