Educators, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles: please pay special attention not only to the what your kids watch on TV and in movie theaters and the music they listen to .... but we must also be alert regarding the books they read.
Two particular books, "Conversations with God" and "Conversations with God for Teens," written by Neale Donald Walsch, sound harmless enough by their titles alone. These books have been on the New York Times best seller list for a number of weeks. These publications makes truth of the statement "Don't judge a book by its cover." The author purports to answer various questions from kids using the "voice of God." However, the "answers" that he gives are not biblically-based and, in fact, go against the very infallible Word of God.
For instance (and I paraphrase), when a girl asks the question "Why am I a lesbian?" "His" answer is that she was born that way because of genetics just as you were born right-handed, with blue eyes, etc. Then "He" tells her to go out and "celebrate" her differences. Another girl poses the question "I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?" His reply is, "Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong."
Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin. His reply - "I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone. I do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong because the rule is 'Judge not lest ye be judged'."