If you have ever experienced the loss of a loved one, you will appreciate this book. I, too, lost my father and was holding him when he passed away. I was eighteen years old at the time, but remember the details as if it were yesterday. I remember being convinced he would beat cancer. Being convinced he would come home. Being convinced I would always have my daddy. However, that wasn't God's plan. Although it has taken me several years to reach this point, I am confident God has used each and every experience I have endured to craft the person He has helped me become. Although I continue to miss my father, I believe we are all here for a season and for a reason - and it's not ALL ABOUT ME! (It took me a very long time to reach that point too-with God's help.)
This book is the first for our author, Neil Hanson. I have always wanted to author a book, so I am extremely envious that he actually did it!
Neil Hanson's Bio:
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. He is an avid outdoorsman, passionate about hunting and fishing. He spends a great deal of time bicycling the roads and trails of Colorado, and backcountry skiing in winter. His passion for gardening spills over into a joint venture with his oldest son, where they operate a landscaping and construction company in Colorado.
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.
Release: May 2010
Paperback buy links:
Barnes & Noble <http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/peace-at-the-edge-of-uncertainty-neil-m-hanson/1030971310?ean=9780982639108&itm=2&usri=peace%2bat%2bthe%2bedge%2bof%2buncertainty>
Ebook buy links:
Kindle <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003N3V01E?tag=tributebooks-20> - $2.99 Nook <http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/peace-at-the-edge-of-uncertainty-neil-hanson/1102177811?ean=2940000887400&itm=1&usri=peace%2bat%2bthe%2bedge%2bof%2buncertainty> - $2.99 Smashwords <http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/15000?ref=tributebooks> - $2.99
I would recommend this book for a book club; although I would only discuss it with close friends. This is a personal topic to explore, especially if you haven't previously dealt with the experience.