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Waking... [Feb. 6th, 2019|11:37 am]
Tony Grist
 We've had a succession of dull days. Today is dull too, but warm- and the birds are twittering away with the excitement of it all. It's as if the bare trees were a city of birds- and all of them on the phone.  Something went zinging past my ear when I was out topping up the feeders- a noise you don't hear too much in winter; I hadn't realised how much I'd missed it. I pursued my enquiries- and, yes, it was a bee. 

Neale Donald Walsch has brought out a fourth volume of his Conversations with God. I could wish the title was weightier or wittier but spiritual books do tend to have underwhelming titles. The Bible simply means The Book and The Koran translates as The Recitation. At least Conversations with God is an accurate description of the contents- Walsch talks to God and God talks to Walsch- simple as that. Like the Bible and the Koran Conversations with God tells it like it is, but where it scores over older texts is that it does so in the language of our culture- and if it contains extraneous matter (and it surely must do- because all books are of their time) the extraneous matter is proper to our culture and not matter that's proper to cultures of a long time ago. Everyone should read it.