Sep 232011
 
SEPTEMBER 23rd to SEPTEMBER 30th, 2011

PEACE AT THE EDGE OF UNCERTAINTY by Neil Hanson

Published by High Prairie Press

ISBN 13:  978-0-9826391-0-8
At the request of Tribute Books, a TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion

  Synopsis (from tour press package):  In this story told in the first-person form of a letter from a middle-aged man to his deceased father, Hanson invites us to journey with him through the final days of the father’s life, finding a magical transition waiting at the end of that journey. The story weaves end-of-life reality and spiritual questioning into a sensitive and revealing tapestry of Truth and Wisdom. The tapestry is colored with true stories of mystical experiences that inform the spiritual path of the son.

Most of us will face difficult and painful end-of-life decisions with the most important people in our lives. The threads of this aspect of the story are sensitive, and Hanson reveals the struggles and destinations of the son as he wrestles deeply with the journey that he must walk in making these decisions for his dying father.

  My Thoughts and Opinions:  When I was first approached to read and review this book, and after reading the synopsis above, I honestly had to step back and think about it.  Due to the fact that I am personally going through this same process, could this topic help or would it add to the stress I am already feeling.  I kept reading the 2nd paragraph and felt that, yes, being the sole person responsible, it would help, and so I accepted.

It is a very short read (approximately 100 pages), and as the synopsis states, is a letter from a son to his father through the process of death and dying.  It is also about the journey the son takes with his own faith.  And as stated in the synopsis “difficult and painful end-of-life decisions”,  yes, a decision had to be made by the writer and 2 siblings but I felt that it was glossed over.   In all fairness to the author, my expectations were set high on surviving family members having to make the “painful and difficult decisions”.  Being a former nurse and now the sole family member who is making the tough decisions, I was hoping that this book would convey how important it is and to help open communication within families regarding this topic, that is so uncomfortable to talk about but a reality no less, and one conversation that should take place.

THANKS TO AUTHOR, NEIL HANSON, HE HAS GENEROUSLY
OFFERED ONE (1) PRINT COPY TO THE FIRST PERSON WHO
COMMENTS ON MY REVIEW—– U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
(PLEASE LEAVE EMAIL ADDRESS).
AND EBOOK EDITIONS–INTERNATIONAL
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MONTH OF SEPTEMBER  (LEAVE EMAIL ADDRESS)
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*GIVEAWAY ENDS SEPTEMBER 30th AT 6PM EST*


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