Review of “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle

An excellent Christian review of “A New Earth” that is worthy of consideration:

http://gregboyd.blogspot.com/2008/04/echhart-tolles-new-earth-book-review.html

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2 comments on “Review of “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle
  1. Lovie says:

    I am so greatful to Eckhart Tolle and Oprah for turning me onto Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and her beautiful book “”My Stroke of Insight””. Her story is amazing and her gift to all of us is a book purchase away I’m happy to say.

    Dr Taylor was a Harvard brain scientist when she had a stroke at age 37. What was amazing was that her left brain was shut down by the stroke – where language and thinking occur – but her right brain was fully functioning. She experienced bliss and nirvana and the way she writes about it (or talks about it in her now famous TED talk) is incredible.

    What I took away from Dr. Taylor’s book above all, and why I recommend it so highly, is that you don’t have to have a stroke or take drugs to find the deep inner peace that she talks about. Her book explains how. “”I want what she’s having””, and thanks to this wonderful book, I can! Thank you Dr. Taylor, and thank you Eckhart and Oprah.

  2. Bruce says:

    I have watched the video that you speak of Lovie. The only reference point that I have to weight this with is the experiences that I have had in my life so far that venture into this realm of awareness. I do not doubt the reality of this awareness but I do have to focus on what I would call a balanced reality. God in His wisdom created us with a brain that has two hemispheres. It would appear that they are designed to function together. I can see the benefits of focusing on the awareness of the right hemisphere but there are also pitfalls. I can only speculate or compare the message that I see in the video with the combined learnings of my life experience. Have I stood in this awareness, yes I have, only the focus was not so much on the I am of me as it was on the reality of the I Am of God. I do know that I did not want to leave this awareness but the reality of this experience (and there have been more than one) was that I did return to what I call, the balanced reality. What I see is a realization or an awaking of this focused experience coming onto the radar of men’s minds that essentially says that we can see differently, experience differently, react differently, hear differently if we learn to recognize the reality of the I am of ourselves. My experiences did not focus on me, they focused on the I Am of the Bible, namely God the Creator. I do not pretend to understand all the various aspects of this “awareness” but I do know that when prophets of the Old Testament came into the awareness of the I Am of the Bible, they fell on their knees, which incediently is what I did, due to a number of factors that I cannot adequately explain in this forum other than to say that to say that God is Holy, loving and all knowing (as it pertains to my relative achievement at meeting the standard) clearly, at least from my experiences, puts a whole new meaning to me being wholly inadequate to articulate the experience. I do know this, God placed my feet on this earth and part of my journey is to walk on this earth and labor on this earth, using both sides of my brain. If anyone was aware of the potential of the brains capabilities, it had to be Jesus, but He was always focused on the I Am of the Bible, i.e. God the Father. He conveyed this time and time again. I see a danger here, much like the tests that they have done with mice, wherein a reward in self indulgence leaves the mouse in a state where it is so focused on self gratification that it basically exhausts itself. If this new awareness means the openings of ones eyes to the reality of the I am of oneself, I would have to contend that the reasoning of my balanced mind would see this as a move away from God, rather than towards Him. Jesus was not sent to this world to help us become aware of who we are (i.e. the oneness of humanity) God the Father sent His Son because we (i.e. the oneness of humanity) have a problem that separates us from the reality of the I Am of the Bible. If this awareness of our I Am was all that was needed to correct the problem, then Jesus would not have had to die on the cross, but He did. Maybe an oversight on God’s part, I think not. For God so loved the world, that He sent His only begotten Son…. God does not play head games. The cunningness of deception is that the new awareness of the I Am of oneself moves us away from the I Am of our salvation. Food for thought …..

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