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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:09 PM
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Upcoming book read: "Matthew, Tell Me About Heaven" by Suzanne Ward
Several people have indicated the desire to have a group book read of the book "Matthew, Tell Me About Heaven - A Firsthand Description of the Afterlife" by Suzanne Ward, which is the first of the Matthew books.

The official posting for the book read will begin on Wednesday, September 27. This will give everyone ample time to purchase the book. A future thread will be posted with more details as to which chapters will be discussed when.

Most people who visit this group are probably aware of Matthew, but for those who aren't, here's a link to Matthew's website:

http://www.matthewbooks.com/index.html

and here's a brief description of the book:

A comprehensive look at Heaven that will change your life.

Through a series of heartwarming telepathic conversations between Matthew Ward (who died at age 17) and his mother, Suzanne, we learn about the astonishing activity and diversity of life in the realm we call Heaven.

Matthew clears up common misconceptions about the world where he lives (he says its proper name is Nirvana) and he explains why, in this unprecedented time in the history of Earth, it is essential that we know the truth of our beginnings and our relationship with all of creation. Without that truth, we cannot understand either the purpose of our lives or how to prepare confidently and joyously for what is to come.

TOPICS:

Heavens Location and Purpose
Residents and Visitors
Reception of Souls
Reunions with Loved Ones
Relationships
Children
Animals
Angels and Spirit Guides
Near-Death Experiences
Suicide
Food
Travel
Employment and Recreation
Cultural Resources
Education
Music
Buildings
Etheric Bodies
Lifeprint Review
Emotions
Communication between Heaven and Earth
The Effects of Prayer


This book can be ordered on the Matthew website or at amazon.com at the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0971787514/104-7923165...

(As of right now, there's only one new copy available at Amazon, but there are quite a few used copies.)

Note: If you're not able to buy the book yourself because of financial constraints but you'd like to participate in the book read, please PM me, and arrangements will be made to have a book be sent to you.

Finally, if you have ideas for future book reads, please PM me. If we receive several ideas, we can do a poll to see which ones people would like to discuss as a group.

*** If you plan to participate in this book read, please respond to this thread stating that you will be participating ***


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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:19 AM
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1. I will also help those who need it with a book.
Things are looking up here and I would love to give back!!
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ropi Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:40 AM
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2. this sounds fun..
i am in on the bookread. when does it start?
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 04:38 AM
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3. We'll start discussing it on Wednesday, September 27. I'll post...
a thread with more details once I have a copy of the book. (cassiepriam and I are going to try to figure out a good breakdown of the chapters.) Once we have that, I'll start a separate thread informing everyone.

I'm glad that you're going to be involved, BattenS.

:hi:
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GardeningGal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:09 AM
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4. I'll participate.
I've read the book and I'll get it out and re-read so I can keep up with the discussion.

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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:18 AM
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5. *Raises hand*
I would love to read and discuss.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 03:54 PM
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6. I'm in :) nt
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 04:41 PM
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7. I'm in.
Ordered it from the used books on Amazon, should be here soon.
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:34 PM
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8. I'm in too!
:hi:
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:40 PM
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9. Yaaay!
:hi:, my friend!
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:34 PM
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10. Back at'cha
This ought to be fun. :hug:
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yellowdawgdem Donating Member (972 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 01:39 AM
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11. yup
I'm going to participate in this one. I've ordered the book, and am looking forward to reading it.
Though I'll be away at that time, I'm sure there will be a computer somewhere.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 04:51 PM
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12. Kick for people who haven't seen this. n/t
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 06:00 PM
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13. Hope my book arrives before it starts
I got a note today that another one of their other books was being shipped today, still no word on this one.

:yoiks: (Don't know if this fits, but I thought it was cute.)
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 06:15 PM
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14. We still have over a month before it starts, so it's highly...
unlikely that you'll have a problem. However, given MY recent experiences with packages, who knows? (Mercury retrograde was a killer on me in reference to packages, as you know!)

I just received my book today from Amazon.

:)
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 10:22 AM
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18. I'll hope my package comes in this time
Glad we have a month to read. I'm still finishing up a couple other books. This should be fun! :hug:
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 02:58 PM
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19. Actually, P_L, you don't have to have the entire book read by the time...
that we start. We'll be discussing it section by section, so you'd only need to have the first section read by then. It will only be a few chapters by September 27th, and then we have an entire week to discuss it before we start on the next section of the book the following week.

:hug:
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 03:18 PM
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20. Thanks Dream for clarifying
I hope the book is as enlightening as his monthly messages. Can't wait to start!
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 08:38 PM
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15. That blue bouncy ball is so cute. But where does it go when it
disappears? Hmmm......
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purduejake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:00 PM
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16. I just ordered it 2 days ago...
Before I saw this thread. I'm in! =)
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 05:41 AM
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17. That's great synchronicity, isn't it? I'm glad that you're joining us!
:)
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 07:33 PM
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21. I've had that book in my "books to read" stack and would
love to participate in the discussion. Count me in. I'll be on vacation part of the time, but will join in when I can.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 07:36 PM
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22. Glad to hear it, japple.
I hadn't seen you around for a while and was concerned. Good to see you!

:hug:
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 07:52 PM
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23. Hi japple, good to see you back :) nt
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:15 AM
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24. Hi Japple
Edited on Sun Aug-27-06 02:16 AM by Proud_Lefty
I've been thinking about you lately. I recently bought a book you recommended for one of these discussions, The Diary of Opal Whitsley. I'm in the middle of several other books right now, but when I've thumbed through this one, it looks very appealing, quite thought provoking. I was going to write you once I got started on it. It will be good to discuss a Matthew book with you first though.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 05:30 AM
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25. What is the Whitsley book about? nt
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 01:34 PM
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32. The Diary of Opal Whiteley is the actual diary of a little girl
who grew up in a logging camp in Oregon during the early part of the 20th century. She talked to the trees, adopted field mice, and had an unusual ability to communicate with animals. I read this book with a group of childrens' lit teachers who were using it in their classes. We all fell in love with Opal and I still think of her often, even though I haven't read anything about her in several years. When The Diary of Opal Whiteley was published, it was enormously popular, but a short time later, Opal was declared a "fraud" like so many of our psychics and channelers are today, and her book went out of print. It has been adapted by a childrens' book author (can't remember her name) as a book for children, and has been reprinted in its entirety in a book by Benjamin Hoff, who also wrote The Tao of Pooh. Mr. Hoff believes Opal's story (so do I) and went to great lengths to research and disprove the charges against her. It's a fasinating story and I'll be happy to look up more information (there's a lot) if anyone wants to discuss it.

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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 01:56 PM
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34. I'll be anxious to discuss when I'm done reading it
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 06:36 PM
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35. Can you post the title, auth and a brief summary on the book thread?
Dream just started it. That way the next time I place an Amazon order I can easily look up the DU recommended books. Thanks japple.
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 01:38 PM
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33. I've been on vacation and when I got back, I had figs up to my
eyeballs, so I've been making jam, preserves, and canning figs for the past week. I'll be going to Hawaii (my 1st time) on Sept. 16t, so I'm trying to get things in order before I go.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 05:31 AM
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26. My studies this year end Oct. 1st, so this looks like a perfect book
and discussion to delve into for the 3 month break!

I'll order it today.

:hi:

DemEx
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 05:35 AM
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27. Dream, do you know if there is a way to have a bookmarked
reading list on this forum? I think that it what it would be called. A listing somewhere of books and mini reviews by members. I can show you how it is done on other forums. I wonder if it would be permitted here?
Or perhaps we could just have a separate book list thread. Then anyone could post the name of a book they are recommending.

I would like to see what others are reading, and can share my reading list. I am reading such a great book right now about soul growth, I want to recommend it to everyone!
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 05:40 AM
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28. The Vegetarian, Vegan and Animal Rights Group have a pinned
Edited on Sun Aug-27-06 05:41 AM by DemExpat
thread at the top for recipes - maybe we can ask Admins to do this for us for Book (and Site?) Recommendations and short reviews?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Great idea!



DemEx
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 06:14 AM
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29. Yes, something like that ( wouldn't have to be that big and prominent).
Thanks Dem.

I didn't realize that there were so many other forums on DU. I should go look around!
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 08:50 AM
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30. We can start a thread on this subject. I don't know how we'd come...
Edited on Sun Aug-27-06 08:53 AM by I Have A Dream
to a consensus within the group that people want this to be pinned at the top of the thread list. (Some might really like it, and some might really object to it.) How would we be able to determine this?

I'll start a thread for this purpose.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 09:14 AM
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31. Something subtle, but not too hard to access.
Edited on Sun Aug-27-06 09:16 AM by cassiepriam
I generally don't like all kinds of clutter and things jumping out
at me on a webpage. However I will go with whatever the group wants.

I like the thread idea. It can just be an ongoing thread?
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 07:45 PM
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36. Many thanks Dream! nt
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mrgorth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 11:07 PM
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37. If anyone could help me
It'd be appreciated. Things are tight and I could buy a pizza with that money. I like these discussions.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 05:51 AM
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38. I'm PMing you, mrgorth. n/t
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 04:43 AM
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39. FYI: The book read schedule can be found at the following link
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