Book Review: Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty

Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty: Finding Beauty in Mystery Reclaiming Truth From the Myth of Certainty is a book written by Neil Hanson.  I won this book off of another blog and Neil saw that I did reviews and asked if I wouldn’t mind posting about his book.  Since I had been intrigued by the blurb on the blog and therefore knew I would be reading the book very quickly after it arrived, of course I agreed to write something up on the blog to share with my readers!

The book is written from the perspective of Neil, but rather than just him recalling what happened with his father being in a coma, and ultimately passing on,  it is written as a letter to his father.  This was an interesting approach to the book, but I have to say that I think it worked really, really well and I am not sure that the emotion involved with the situation that Neil and his family found himself in would have come across as well if it was written any other way.

I was really drawn to Neil’s writing style, it was descriptive enough to make me feel like I was there right beside him, living through all of these memories with him.  I don’t get like this a lot with books, but something with Neil’s writing and my brain just kind of “clicked” and I ended up flying through reading this book because I just could not get enough!

About the Book

In a poetically elegant and highly accessible story, Neil Hanson provides a moving account of a man who journeys to the edge of death with his father, discovering a mystical surprise there.  Explore the strength of “uncertainty” as a gift through which the magic of Wisdom and Truth might enter our life.

Those blessed with any doubt regarding the spiritual dimensions of life will be richly rewarded with a story that will nurture the search for Truth that is often hidden behind the veil of certainty.  Those who have not yet pushed aside that veil may find in this story a window through which to grasp the blessing of uncertainty.

About the Author

Neil Hanson lives and works in Colorado.  Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty is his first book. He blogs actively and writes articles for periodicals.

You can learn more about Neil Hanson, and join in conversations about subjects that might be of in interest by going to his website:

www.NeilHanson.com

In addition, you can find him on Facebook, and at his blog:

http://neilhanson.blogspot.com

You can follow him on twitter: @NeilMHanson

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