- Famed Messenger Joins Roster of Most Respected Spiritual Voices in Blogosphere -
New York , NY – July 9, 2007 – Beliefnet.com, the world’s leading online community for spirituality and inspiration, today welcomes best-selling author and spiritual messenger Neale Donald Walsch to its esteemed roster of spiritual bloggers. Conversations with God, as Mr. Walsch’s blog is known, will relocate to Beliefnet.com where it will be featured with other prominent spiritual voices such as David Kuo, Jim Wallis, Rod Dreher and Therese J. Borchard.
Walsch’s original series of books, Conversations with God, reflects his personal experiences and is described as “a collection of messages received by an ordinary man having an extraordinary experience, discovering his oneness with God.” The book quickly became a cultural phenomenon and touched the lives of millions of people worldwide, bringing into the public realm intimate conversations about personal spirituality. The Conversations with God blog is a forum for continued discussion with Walsch’s readers.
“Beliefnet is proud to offer some of the best spiritual bloggers on the internet, offering not only commentary on news events but also daily insight that can help people in their everyday lives,” said Steven Waldman, CEO and Editor in chief of Beliefnet.com. “We’re thrilled to add Neale, who has helped millions of people feel a closer connection to God and garner more spiritual meaning in their lives.”
“By moving the Conversations with God blog to Beliefnet.com, we have enlarged the sphere of contact and influence,” said Mr. Walsch in a recent post to his readers. “It was a big decision, and I think absolutely the right one at this point in the ongoing mission that I have assigned myself. I am deeply grateful to the wonderful folks at Beliefnet. This is going to be an extraordinary, fantastic expansion of the outreach of Conversations with God.”
Neale Donald Walsch’s new blog on Beliefnet could potentially reach an audience of more than one million readers a day. His popular Conversations with God book series has been translated into 34 languages and his work has led him to the Shinto shrines in Japan, Moscow’s Red Square, the Vatican City and other locations including South Africa, Norway, Croatia, Seoul and Zurich.
Beliefnet blogs offer thought provoking commentary and inspiration from a variety of spiritual voices, and cover a wide range of topics including politics, parenting, pop-culture, mental health and more. Check out Idol Chatter, with Donna Freitas, Douglas Howe, Paul O’Donnell, Kris Rasmussen and Esther D. Kustanowitz; Chattering Mind, with Amy Cunningham; Beyond Blue, with Therese J. Borchard; Crunchy Con, with Rod Dreher; God’s Politics, with Jim Wallis; J-Walking, with David Kuo and Virtual Talmud, a blog in the spirit of the rabbinic tradition, where three rabbis comment on Judaism and the world today.
Check out Neale Donald Walsch’s new Conversations with God blog at http://beliefnet.com/conversationswithgod/.
Beliefnet, winner of the 2007 National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online, is the largest spirituality online community, attracting more than 2.8 million unique visitors per month according to Media Metrix. More than 9 million people subscribe to daily email newsletters. The company is independent and not affiliated with a particular religion or spiritual movement. Beliefnet, Inc. is a privately held company funded by employees, individual investors, Softbank Capital and Blue Chip Venture Company.