What God Wants

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, December 5, 2008 | Published in


Do you know what does God want from you?

What if I tell you what you think God wants from you is not what God wants from you?

Will you reject it outright? Will you say I'm blasphemous?

Well, since reading Conversations With God Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch, I've continued reading many of his subsequent books. One of his many books which stand out is this book published in 2005 called WHAT GOD WANTS.

When was the last time you read a dangerous book?

Well, be careful because this book is dangerous.
It explores with startling freshness the most important question you could ever ask, and offers with breathtaking courage the most extraordinary answer you could ever imagine.

That answer is so theologically revolutionary and so spiritually empowering that it could change the course of human history. If embraced, it most certainly will change your life.

There are people and institutions in the world, long in place and long in power, that want neither of these outcomes to occur. They would rather that you put this book down right now.

It's up to you.

Here are three chapters from the book itself. Just a taste of what is to come in the rest of the book. Don't worry - they are very short chapters. (I've taken out Chapter 3 as it's a bit long)


Very few people will be able to believe what's in this book.

At least, at first.

That may make it one of the most unbelievable books of all time.


This book answers the most important question in human history.

What does God want?

For many people that answer will be startling.

Even for those who aren't completely surprised, the answer will be dramatically different. It will not even come close to the ideas that people usually hear about God.

Humanity's ideas about God produce humanity's ideas about life and about people. Dramatically different ideas about God will produce dramatically different ideas about life and about people. If the world could use anything right now, that's it.

We stand today on the brink of a global cultural war. The opening volleys have already been exchanged. The really major clashes, the unthinkable Future World battles, may be yet to come.

Given the direction in which humanity appears to be moving, it may seem as though this larger conflict is inevitable. It isn't. There's something very powerful that can stop it: dramatically different ideas about God and dramatically different ideas about life and about people.

Such ideas, if accepted and adopted, will produce dramatically different ways of living and being. Values will change. Priorities will change. Power structures and power holders will change.

Some of those power holders do not want any of this to happen.

That may make this not only one of the most unbelievable books of all time, but also one of the most dangerous.


Many people will simply be afraid to believe what's in this book.

A dramatically different idea is going to be presented here just 12,108 words from now. So opposed to this idea is the established order that, in some countries, if you said aloud the things that are in this book, you could be killed.

Not by an angry mob.

By the government.

You could be accused of committing a crime against the laws of the land, and sentenced to death. In other countries, while you might not be killed, you could be criticized, vilified, and ostracized. You could also be removed from any place of influence you might hold, and your views would almost certainly be marginalized.

Yes, that's how dangerous what is written here is.

Clearly, What God Wants is not unimportant information. It's so important, in fact, that the words are presented in initial caps and italic type wherever the term is used throughout this book. I wanted those words to stand out, so that they make a point in and of themselves.

You see, millions of people all over the world have been living their lives based on the information they have been given about What God Wants, and if the world's prior information on this topic is inaccurate, the world could be in big trouble.

And here's 2 reviews I found from the Internet.

"Fasten your seat belts... this truly IS a dangerous book!!!!
Or exciting... it all depends on how you look at it. This book really is the BEST book Neale has written. It's short, fast, and clear. It provides stunning answers to the biggest question humanity can formulate. What is it, that God, our maker and creator, wants from us? Do we really know? Does any one of our conflicting religions know? Yes and no. Our knowledge is simply incomplete.

To understand the answer, we must zoom out from a piece of the puzzle (a religion, for example), to the broader picture. Wanna take a ride?!? Detach yourself from your belief systems (however inclusive you think they are), open yourself up, fasten your seat belts, and get your insurance papers out before reading this book... and then read it, listen to what it says.... at the very least CONSIDER the possibility that it is true.

I guarantee you, that no matter who you are, how many similar books you have read, or how much you think you know about the answer, you will be shocked (or enlightened) by the answer. The answer to the title, in Chapter 13, may make you feel empty... or full of new life and understanding and energized to change the world for the better... "

"....mind-opening, life-altering insights in a book so vital, so urgent in its timing, and so on the nose with its provocative assertions, that I was blown away by its ferociousness... Here is a message of love not bound by any one religion, but transcendent of them all. A message that will unite us, not divide us. Never have we needed this book more."
- Book of the Month Club

So do you want to know what God wants? If yes, go get this book and read it, then let me know what you think!

(32) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Since you have finished reading the book..my question is what does God want?

    Can this book written by a man give us insights into the mind of God?? It's like a 2D object trying to get into the mind of a 3D object.

    December 5, 2008 at 8:24 AM
  2. Anonymous

    Re. previous comment, I totally agree! That's one man's view...and it's not necessarily true. God's Word, what he wants is in the Bible...and even that is subject to man's own interpretation!

    What does God want? Well, He does say somewhere, "Love one another as I have loved you." And Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love God and to love your enemy as yourself.

    December 5, 2008 at 2:30 PM
  3. HappySurfer said...

    I tend to agree with MBL and STP. What would man know what God wants?

    No offence to anyone but aetheists think that the Bible could have been written by some genius (of story-telling) while scientists believe in evolution.

    December 5, 2008 at 3:33 PM
  4. acura said...

    I think it's a fascinating & thought provoking book. The title immediately grabs my attention. I agree that we need to zoom out, and observe from the outside. Without the parameters set by religion to understand better.

    Also, I am glad you enjoy my post. Have been following your advice, trying to inject more humour whenever I can. Have a nice day, foong

    December 5, 2008 at 6:07 PM
  5. foongpc said...

    my bug life, I knew the answer but would spoilt it for readers if I were to reveal it here. Just get the book and read it. This book may be written by a man but it is brilliantly written and very inspiring.

    suituapui, yes it may be one man's view, and you don't have to believe everything it says but yet you will find the book an inspiring and even enlightening. In fact the book asks you not to believe everything you read including what is written in the book itself, but to find your own truths.

    December 5, 2008 at 9:19 PM
  6. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, it's true what you said, but this book will provide you a different perspective that will open up your mind. It neither side with the Bible nor science.

    acura, thanks for your comment. It's a great book without the limitations set by any religion of the world. That makes it very enlightening read : )

    December 5, 2008 at 9:24 PM
  7. Anonymous

    You read a lot of books. You are knowledgable le..

    December 5, 2008 at 10:45 PM
  8. Anonymous

    What's in Chapter 13 Foong? Care to share? I think no one really knows what God wants. People may like to think that they know but how can they be sure it really IS what HE wants? Each religion has it's own beliefs and what each person thinks what God wants depends on what that belief is.
    It definitely is a thought provoking book. I'd have to look for that. :o)

    December 6, 2008 at 1:06 AM
  9. Johnny Ong said...

    this author is definitely a good one. such book is good for us to understand certain issues better

    December 6, 2008 at 1:37 AM
  10. Anonymous

    "...In fact the book asks you not to believe everything you read including what is written in the book itself, but to find your own truths..." And with that, I absolutely agree. I guess in life, if we always do good, then we can do no wrong!

    December 6, 2008 at 7:29 AM
  11. Lisa said...

    they this book is like an answer to the meaning of life?

    December 6, 2008 at 8:58 AM
  12. molly said...

    I know what god wants. He wants mankind to be unselfish, kind, loving, caring, considerate, not to suppress others freedom, dont simply swear infront of him, dont simply kill the innocent... a lot more... :):)

    December 6, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    What did you think of it? I am always nervous when people try to say what God wants. Interesting and would love to know your take.

    December 6, 2008 at 11:03 AM
  14. Faisal Admar said...

    I agree with Foong about this book. It is not the matter of you "playing God" by reading God's mind but it is the matter on how you look at the bleeding world.

    Sometimes we might think that is what really God wants but is that really what God's want? The previous is one way perception don't you think MBL and STP? It can be many ways of solutions but still so many ways to figure out.

    This is a book which I must read next. Thanks for sharing. I am thinking of buying Conversation with God too. Great review.

    December 6, 2008 at 2:15 PM
  15. Pike-chan said...

    usually i stay away from this kinda of book cos it will leave me mentally tired, LOL

    December 6, 2008 at 3:18 PM
  16. foongpc said...

    keeyit, reading books is my favourite past times : )

    babette, you are right. No one really knows. You must go and read this book because it'll give you a deeper understanding about your purpose in life and how it actually transcends all religions. Just read with an open mind : )

    johnny ong, yes I felt enlightened by this book, and the joy of living has never been better! : )

    December 6, 2008 at 7:40 PM
  17. Anonymous

    i thinjk i will go along with pikey :)

    December 6, 2008 at 7:45 PM
  18. foongpc said...

    suituapui, if you always do good, would you end up in heaven? Not according to Christianity because what you do have no effect on where you'd go later. In Buddhism, yes doing good will gain you merits and good karma. But this book is not about doing good or not, it's about what is your purpose in life, and how your beliefs about what God wants affect everything you do. It's a good read even if you don't care about the after life, because it's actually how we live our lives now that really matters : )

    December 6, 2008 at 7:46 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    lisa, bingo! : )

    molly, are you sure? How do you know God does not want the exact opposite of what you said? Read the book to search for your own truths : )

    health nut wannabee mom, I think it's a brilliant book. It makes you think, really think and it's very thought provoking. Reading it will force you to search within for the truth. Give it a read!: )

    December 6, 2008 at 7:54 PM
  20. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, thanks! I would recommend you start off with Conversations With God book 1 because that's the book that started it all! After that, you will know if you want to continue to proceed to this book : )

    pikey & bengbeng, if you like to read storybooks or any fiction books, you will like to read this Conversations With God book 1 as it's written in dialogue form. It will not leave you mentally tired at all, I promise! In fact, it might even be a page turner! : )

    December 6, 2008 at 8:04 PM
  21. eastcoastlife said...

    hmmmm.... this makes me more curious to get the book.
    Happy weekend!

    December 7, 2008 at 2:44 AM
  22. Anonymous

    Hi there,
    I have read Conversations With God (Book 1-3) but I didn't know about this book!
    I will definitely check it up and buy it.
    Thanks for tipping and writing about it, Fongpc!!

    December 7, 2008 at 5:33 PM
  23. Anonymous

    I've heard of this book but never bought it, what God wants should be quite clear in the bible, but anyway will keep an eye out for it next time I visit Salvation. BTW Happy Belated Bday! May u receive abundant blessings from the Lord over the coming year!

    December 7, 2008 at 10:11 PM
  24. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, yes do get the book and read it! Happy weekend to you too : )

    leo, oh you have read Conversations With God? Then you must read this book! Enjoy!! : )

    horizon, I don't think you can find this book in Salvation, cos it's not a book touching on Christianity or any specific religion. Thanks for your wishes. Same to you too! : )

    December 7, 2008 at 10:44 PM
  25. Monica said...

    alright, I'll get the book and try to read it! :-D

    December 8, 2008 at 5:10 AM
  26. Anonymous

    "It's a good read even if you don't care about the after life, because it's actually how we live our lives now that really matters." ...and shouldn't we live our lives doing as much good as we can, never mind what's going to happen after we're dead and gone? I don't think we should do good with ulterior motives - just because we want to go to heaven or we don't want to be reincarnated as a pig! We do good because it is good to do so...for humanity.

    December 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM
  27. foongpc said...

    monica, yeah, go read it! : )

    suituapui, yes you are right. We do good for the benefit of mankind. And so that we feel good about ourselves : )

    December 8, 2008 at 10:23 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    Damm! What does He above all ceilings want from us? I really don't care what God want from us. All I care is I outperform myself and live life to the fullest. Although it might sounds oblivious. But at times I just felt that we are all part of a game where God is controlling! =/

    December 10, 2008 at 4:05 AM
  29. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, read the book and find out for yourself! You will be surprised by what you read! But one thing is for sure, we are not controlled by God : )

    December 11, 2008 at 2:31 AM
  30. JL said...

    For me only one thing matters - God has everything prepared for me already, it's only a matter of attracting those things He has prepared to me. Wealth? Health? Peace? You name it =)

    December 21, 2008 at 3:58 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    Jim, you are right! God has answered before you asked! : )

    December 26, 2008 at 7:39 PM
  32. Caroline said...

    sounds very interesting! ;)

    March 23, 2010 at 5:40 PM