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The Little Soul and the Sun: A Children's Parable Adapted from Conversations with God

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The Little Soul and the Sun is a simple and powerful story that brings children a very profound truth: there is not absolute good or bad--that underneath all that happens in the world, all that we call "good" and all that we call "bad," is love. Your child will discover a God that she or he can love, because God is love, as are all the Little Souls who are a part of God. A The Little Soul and the Sun is a simple and powerful story that brings children a very profound truth: there is not absolute good or bad--that underneath all that happens in the world, all that we call "good" and all that we call "bad," is love. Your child will discover a God that she or he can love, because God is love, as are all the Little Souls who are a part of God. And perhaps parents, too, will rediscover who they really are.


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The Little Soul and the Sun is a simple and powerful story that brings children a very profound truth: there is not absolute good or bad--that underneath all that happens in the world, all that we call "good" and all that we call "bad," is love. Your child will discover a God that she or he can love, because God is love, as are all the Little Souls who are a part of God. A The Little Soul and the Sun is a simple and powerful story that brings children a very profound truth: there is not absolute good or bad--that underneath all that happens in the world, all that we call "good" and all that we call "bad," is love. Your child will discover a God that she or he can love, because God is love, as are all the Little Souls who are a part of God. And perhaps parents, too, will rediscover who they really are.

30 review for The Little Soul and the Sun: A Children's Parable Adapted from Conversations with God

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nalina Wlodarek

    When I was younger (4 or 5) my aunt gave me this book. When I first read this book, I didn't understand it, but I was captivated by the illustrations. As I've grown up and matured this book had grow with me. At the tender age of 17 I can pick this book and it still brings me to tears. It helps remind me of the power of innocence and the importance and strength required to forgive.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Storjohann

    Excellent book for introducing spirituality to children. I found myself crying and recalling that yes, I am the light... sometimes, it is easy to forget... wonderfully poignant and well written

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    Jude and I read this book, parable, and we both learned some great things from it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lin Schussler-Williams

    NOT just for kids!!! I have taught this book to adult congregations in talks on forgiveness. When people have struggled with letting go of resentments, this simple tale gives them a point of view that allows them to heal and forgive and even shift into feeling grateful for everyone who ever hurt them. Powerful book!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shell

    This book helps you and your child to understand your Divine Life Purpose, and why we create the karmic issues in our lives. Beautifully written. A great gift to pass on to every generation.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Christina Stinson

    This is my favorite book of all time. I recommend buying it for any adult you know that could use a pick me up or reading it to your children. :)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    This book made me rethink my attitude toward those who commit acts of cruelty and injustice. The Little Soul and the Sun, written by Neale Donald Walsch and illustrated by Frank Riccio, tells the story of a little disincarnate soul who wants to experience the act of forgiving when she incarnates. But since everything the Creator made was perfect, there would be no one to forgive. So another little disincarnate soul offers to incarnate with her and do something really terrible, in order for her f This book made me rethink my attitude toward those who commit acts of cruelty and injustice. The Little Soul and the Sun, written by Neale Donald Walsch and illustrated by Frank Riccio, tells the story of a little disincarnate soul who wants to experience the act of forgiving when she incarnates. But since everything the Creator made was perfect, there would be no one to forgive. So another little disincarnate soul offers to incarnate with her and do something really terrible, in order for her friend to experience forgiving. When asked why she would be willing to behave despicably, the friend replies, “I would do it because I love you.” I’ve owned this book since its publication in 1998 and have reread it many times over the years. The recent chaos and unrest in the United States and around the world has moved me to read it once again. And my heart soared. There are many ways to respond to heartless injustice and despicable acts of cruelty. We can react in anger, close and fill our hearts with hatred, and forget who we truly are. Or we can keep our hearts open, move into gratitude, rise above the chaos, and engage in meaningful nonviolent action in an attempt to right the wrong. If in fact we do make contracts with the Creator and other souls before we incarnate, everything that plays out here on Mother Earth is a lesson we chose to learn and an experience we wished to have. Both the act of cruelty and the remedial action are opportunities for growth. If the contract involves two-way action, then the remedial action must be carried out, lest the contract become null and void. This book touches me deeply every time I read it. I think it no accident that it’s beautifully illustrated and designed as a children’s book; for in order to change attitudes and behavior cultivated over a lifetime, we must speak to the child within. I am grateful to Mr. Walsch and Mr. Riccio for the enlightening pearl of wisdom they have given us ❤

  8. 5 out of 5

    Miquixote

    This is an apparently charming little children's book that says 'feel-good' things like ' there is no good or evil', 'that the world is just for discovering how perfect you are by knowing the opposite'. It is a book for people who are tired of the organized religion making kids feel bad all the time, and steps away from the child-abuse of telling kids they'll burn in hell if they sin. I actually fell for this in my early 20s too (I read Walsch's 3 Conversations with God books for adults then). N This is an apparently charming little children's book that says 'feel-good' things like ' there is no good or evil', 'that the world is just for discovering how perfect you are by knowing the opposite'. It is a book for people who are tired of the organized religion making kids feel bad all the time, and steps away from the child-abuse of telling kids they'll burn in hell if they sin. I actually fell for this in my early 20s too (I read Walsch's 3 Conversations with God books for adults then). Not sure if it was necessary or not, but it sure felt liberating at the time. We are told here that we are all beautiful and that evil things happen just to give us a chance to forgive. The thing is the conclusions are too naive and probably even make things worse in the long run if you stick to it. At some point as we mature we need to realize that there are bad people hell-bent on destruction and that we have a responsibility to not help them along by putting our heads in the spiritual sand by not 'judging' them. No surprise fascsim is on the rise if we shouldn't judge it. Or that the USA voted for Trump. He is just there so you can know what you are not? This is a children's parable written for children and childish parents. Time to question the selfish middle-class ideal of never 'judging' anyone for anything just to make you feel less guilty about everything. The thing is Walsch is definitely right you shouldn't feel guilty about the silly things organized religion tends to worry about. If God exists He'll love you anyways. But it doesn't take a genius to figure out that Walsch is wrong about there being no evil...just like Santa Claus, the kids are gonna learn the truth eventually.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    A friend introduced me to this quick little read after I'd told her I was reading Conversations with God. She was super-sweet and read it to me like a bedtime story. I enjoyed the illustrations and the overall message which I took to be - treat everyone around you with love. If I had kids I wouldn't hesitate to read this to them.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Carlos Neu

    Simple yet deep Regardless of how old we are the question about the existence of opposites throughout our lives bubbles up, especially when we are in pain and wishing we were free of it. Why? Well read this book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Karen T

    This is a wonderful powerful story about how we are still one with God. I DON’T think there should be an age limit put on this from 6-12. I feel this book would be enjoyed by everyone whether you’re young or old.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Iris Lee

    Fabulous. Words of wisdom... short tale, not to be missed.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Yafa Crane Luria

    This book makes me feel good every time I read it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Such a great children's book and parable!! If I ever have a child this will be a must read to them. It's a message that I would want them to hear and try to understand, even from a young age.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shamana Ali

    Better than I thought and exactly the medicine I needed.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Thara Tenney

    This is a very powerful children's book teaching important principles.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ashley H

    Highly recommend for children and adults as it introduces beautiful concepts in a simple way.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    I think about this story all the time.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I think back to this story almost every single week. It changed my perspective about people and circumstances in my life.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Geo Hendrick

    Cute, it did not have many traditional ideas about heaven. Which was nice. Pictures were excellent

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Hillam

    Cute story of how those in our lives have meaning for being there. Good or bad.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gabriela

    Lovely and heartwarming little story - also totally apt for adults.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jessy

    It's a short and quick read but the message is powerful and inspiring. I told my friend that this story kinda incomplete but she then explains that the story will continue on the next book; The Earth.

  24. 4 out of 5

    treehugger

    This book is SUCH a great kids book - really, one of the best. Although I sometimes question Neale Donald Walsh's complete honesty, he really comes through with the most remarkable way of seeing life in this endearing little children's book. It's impeccably illustrated, and tells the story of a little soul talking with God (NOT pictured as an old white man in the sky, but rather as the sun..refreshing, and making out the description of the story as a 'parable' on the cover to be a bit less put-o This book is SUCH a great kids book - really, one of the best. Although I sometimes question Neale Donald Walsh's complete honesty, he really comes through with the most remarkable way of seeing life in this endearing little children's book. It's impeccably illustrated, and tells the story of a little soul talking with God (NOT pictured as an old white man in the sky, but rather as the sun..refreshing, and making out the description of the story as a 'parable' on the cover to be a bit less put-off-ish). In his discussion with God, he describes how he knows Who He Really Is (a part of God, perfection), as is everyone else. And he wants to EXPERIENCE his perfection and part-of-godness. Specifically, forgiveness. He wants to experience forgiveness. But, because we are all perfect sparks of God, the little soul couldn't experience forgiveness. A friendly soul pipes up and promises to give the little soul something to forgive him for in his next life, so that he could have a direct experience of that part of God. And the friendly soul agrees to do this, even if it means they both have to forget how perfect they are temporarily, because she loves the little soul so much. Truly a revolutionary way of looking at those we don't enjoy being around, but who are in our lives anyway. According to NDW, we should be thanking them for the gifts they bring to our lives, no matter what. A REALLY PRECIOUS story!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tami

    Based upon Neale Donald Walsch's Conversations with God, The Little Soul and the Sun tells the story of the little soul who wanted to experience who he was. The little soul had already realized that he was light but did not know how to be this. God explained to the little soul that it was hard to discern the light when everything was bright. They decided to play a game of pretend. The little soul would go into the darkness so that he could see his light. Moreover, he would go into this experimen Based upon Neale Donald Walsch's Conversations with God, The Little Soul and the Sun tells the story of the little soul who wanted to experience who he was. The little soul had already realized that he was light but did not know how to be this. God explained to the little soul that it was hard to discern the light when everything was bright. They decided to play a game of pretend. The little soul would go into the darkness so that he could see his light. Moreover, he would go into this experiment looking to explore a special part of the light called forgiveness. Another little soul agreed to be the one who'd need forgiving. I love the Little Soul books. They remind us all about the light, the unconditional love, and the connection that we all possess and that we share during our time on this planet. Inspiring.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I normally don't read spiritual, but a friend recommended it. First on an illustrative standpoint, I love the image design and set-up of this children's parable book. Showing God as the sky and sun does leave the readers open to think what they want of God's image. Trust me you don't want a religious war over what God supposedly looks like. As for the message, perhaps take it with a grain of salt. To some they may perceive this as some people do good or bad things and that is their "niche or goa I normally don't read spiritual, but a friend recommended it. First on an illustrative standpoint, I love the image design and set-up of this children's parable book. Showing God as the sky and sun does leave the readers open to think what they want of God's image. Trust me you don't want a religious war over what God supposedly looks like. As for the message, perhaps take it with a grain of salt. To some they may perceive this as some people do good or bad things and that is their "niche or goal". But on a whole I think the moral can be viewed differently by many different people. To me I feel that it could mean a person/soul is given a gift, and they can choose to show it in a good setting or a bad setting. It's their choice. But in a Christian perspective, you must remember forgiveness is key. So even if someone does something you don't agree with, one must remember not to judge (and in the Little Soul's case to be forgiving).

  27. 4 out of 5

    Hope

    I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it is very sweet. The illustrations really carry the text in that regard. I am very impressed by the art. On the other hand, it has just enough "blame the victim" to leave a bad taste in my brain. I actually do appreciate the philosophy that, on some level, we choose to exist in space and time as a way to experience things we couldn't otherwise experience. But I'm not sure that telling that to a child is actually helpful. It felt more like " I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it is very sweet. The illustrations really carry the text in that regard. I am very impressed by the art. On the other hand, it has just enough "blame the victim" to leave a bad taste in my brain. I actually do appreciate the philosophy that, on some level, we choose to exist in space and time as a way to experience things we couldn't otherwise experience. But I'm not sure that telling that to a child is actually helpful. It felt more like "bad things are your fault" than "everyone should be loved." Granted, it's possible that I'm simply not the right audience for this work. But I'm still not planning to find a copy for any of the children in my life.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    This was a book recommended to me when I went to a conference with a friend; I didn't know what to expect. Newly moved, lost, and feeling lonely I was so grateful when I went to this seminar/retreat/conference. I didn't even realize how innocent but powerful this book was.....and many points along the way I cried.....just because it was so full of truth. I know that this book helped me understand a relationship in my life w/ absolute clarity......and I'm so grateful it was written.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Natascha Rasmussen

    I ordered this book through my local library, and got what looks like a home-printed black-and-white edition (they've got permission from Regent University Library, USA). Anyway I read yesterday, and it was stunning! ;) I mean don't get me wrong, the black-and-white pictures was printed badly, but I so wanna buy it in a real edition! :) The story was sweet and amazing, and I'm sure the drawings are in better quality (and in color? ;)), if I buy it from a bookstore. I can't wait! :) ♡ ♥ ♡

  30. 5 out of 5

    G0ldil0x

    this is a beautiful book to read to your children and it was my introduction to conversations with GOD. i love this book, its message, its hope and the way in which it teaches children about their precious soul. this is a beautiful book to read to your children and it was my introduction to conversations with GOD. i love this book, its message, its hope and the way in which it teaches children about their precious soul.

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