Is anyone reading Oprahs new book "A New Earth"?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by mujuer, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. mujuer

    mujuer New Member

    I just started reading it this weekend and I have to say, I feel like I am back in my Psych 101 class. As a Christian, I must say the author has taken very large liberty's with bible scripture. I am wondering if there are any of you from other religions who feel the same way about what he writes of your religion?

    I believe that all of us whom are spiritual seekers know what the author is getting at whether he deems it "new" or not. I am just up to chapter 3 and thought I would run it against all of my peeps here. P

  2. Forebearance

    Forebearance Member

    Hi, mujuer,

    I'm reading it, and I'm up to the second chapter and so far I'm like ????

    I don't get why this author is supposed to be so great. Maybe it gets better later on. So far, it's just Buddhism, and the author is taking liberties with interpreting the Bible, I agree. I don't see anything new in it, so far.

    Plus, it's really dull. So far.

    I guess I'd better read more of it before I make judgments.

    Thanks for your point of view. I am happy for anyone who gets value from reading anything, so if it speaks to people, then more power to them. I'm just not sure it speaks to me.

    I hope you don't mind me responding, even though I'm not one of your "peeps". :)

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  3. PolarBear

    PolarBear New Member

    I'm glad to see this post. I was wondering when the discussion of this book would start. I am curious about the book, and have put a request in for it at my library, but it won't be available for a while. I heard someone talking about it with Oprah and for some reason I was left with the impression that this book also supports the theory that we create our own experience, including our illnesses. I don't know about you, but I certainly didn't ask for this "experience" lol. Also, is it anything like The Secret?


  4. mujuer

    mujuer New Member

    but I used to watch the reality show that used to be on the networks during the day that the author was on as a life coach and she was good. What she said really rang true and she seemed to really help people.

    So far I don't see what all of the hype is about. To me it is about one mans own spiritual journey that he tries to hang on everybody else as to what should be their truth. Alot of what is in it is what everyone who took psychology classes studied. It isn't anything new or profound to me but that is just my opionion.

    Forebearance-Sure you are one of my peep's. I just say that as I believe all who are here are my peeps. I feel like everyone on here is my support group as most of us are suffering and I have found so much support here. P
  5. good thread, I was also wondering if I should buy it or not.
  6. Pottersclay

    Pottersclay New Member

    Wether a book is good or not when pertaining to spiritual stuff is wether it is in line with Gods word the bible or not.
  7. slowdreamer

    slowdreamer New Member

    Hello everybody,
    Just wanted to share that I have found Tolle's last book "The Power of Now" a tremendous help.More so than anything else for years..
    It has helped me to deal with grief and loss caused by this illness like nothing else.
    I am one who is likely to throw a fit if anyone starts to throw psychobabble think yourself out of your unwellness crap at me.
    The book was recommended by a chaplain specialising in grief counselling.
    I believe it is different from anything else.
    Haven't read "A New Earth'
  8. jmq

    jmq New Member

    I have only read the first chapter and love it. It is about spirituality vs religion (there is a big difference )and how we all are interconnected to each other and the Source or God...however u chose to consider it.

    What I like is the reminders of what our life here on earth should be about...not what we have, what beleif system you or I have, or how intellegent or the title you may have....its about learning, loveing, and changing everything in your own inner conciousness to be a more spiritual person. I am not reading it to get better. I am reading it to be a better person.

    I will let you know if I am as impressed as I progress. You may want to pick it up at a library and read some of it. I find it easy and calming before bed. I find reading positive thoughts and ideas as good as a massage and prayer. I am just so thrilled that I am starting to have days I can read again! Get those nuerotransmitters doing something other than causing me pain!!

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  9. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    I don't like books like this usually. I don't plan on reading it.
  10. skikat

    skikat New Member

    i have to say that i agree totally with pottersclay and mollystwin.
    GODbless all -ski-
  11. 4everkid

    4everkid New Member

    I considered getting the book, but when I realized it was by the same author as "The Power of Now", I decided to pass.

    I started to read "Now" but after the first few chapters found it incredibly repetitious. I realized all I needed to know was in the title. Don't stress over the past, or worry about the's pointless and you can't change them. Live in the now. Got it. Done. No need to take up any more valuable time reading further.

    Naturally I was afraid "A New Earth" would be dull and repetitious too. So I chose something else. I will be reading the comments here though, to see if it has had a positive effect on readers. If so, I will give it a whirl.