Tribute Books Tour…Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty….By Neil Hanson and Free e-book

Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty….By Neil Hanson

Hey folks….Free book for everyone who leaves a comment. Please see info at the end of this posting.

Paperback
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 9780982639108
Pages: 132
Release: May 2010

Book Description:
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 Review

Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty….By Neil Hanson

In Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty, Hanson has written a different book that I’ve ever read. From the beginning, he opens up about his feelings when he lost his father. The book is written as a letter to his dad, telling him about the days he and the family spent by his bedside waiting for him to breathe his final breath. Because his father never recovered from the coma he was in when brought to the hospital, Hanson had no closure for his dad’s death, no final goodby’s, only the days sitting and waiting, not being able to communicate. As he writes this letter, he also thinks back to the times he may have disappointed his dad and ask forgiveness, and the times his dad wasn’t there for him and accepts forgiveness for those times.

This is a very personal letter where the author pours out his soul over losing his dad in the way he did. Having had the honor of being at both my parent’s bedside when they passed away, I feel this book is something that can help all of us who have watched our parents breathe their last breath. With my dad, we had known for a while his time with us was short, with my mom we had 12 hours after we were told she wouldn’t make it through the night. With both, losing them was the same, just in a little different way, with both it was so very difficult and heartbreaking, with both there were a lot of unanswered questions.

I appreciate this author being able to put his inner feelings into writing and publish it to help others. A very difficult task that would be too painful for me to do. Though Hanson didn’t talk about any specific religion, a lot of the things he said related to a relationship with the Lord. When we know our parents left this life to spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, we have a peace that only the true God can give.

Thank you to Nicole at Tribute books for providing a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

Paperback buy links:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Ebook buy links:
Kindle – $2.99
Nook – $2.99
Smashwords – $2.99

 

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.
Neil Hanson’s website:
http://neilhanson.com/

Neil Hanson’s Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/neilmhanson

Neil Hanson’s Twitter:
http://twitter.com/neilmhanson

Neil Hanson’s blog:
http://neilhanson.com/Blog/

 

Ok now for the giveaway information!  ****PLEASE READ

Neil will giveaway 1 copy of the paperback version of the book to the FIRST person who leaves a comment on your review along with their email address.

EBOOK GIVEAWAY (International)

Neil will giveaway a copy of the ebook version of the book (in the format of their choice) to EVERY person who leaves a comment on your review along with their email address during the month of September.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah McCarragher
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 20:22:55

    Joy and Neil,

    Sounds like a wonderful book to help someone with the pending loss or for those who have just lost a loved one. My husband watched his mother rapidly decline over a period of a month and suddenly we were faced with placing her in a nursing home. She was only there for one week. My husband kept vigil near her – nearly round the clock. But the last day he stayed until around 1:30am and decided to go home. She passed away at 5:30am. He was so sad that he wasn’t there, but took comfort in knowing that he had whispered into her ear many times, “I love you”, and we had said our goodbyes several times while she was still coherent.

    We all have times we wish we could have just said one more thing, or apologized, or hadn’t been so critical – but nevertheless, we should have no regrets when the time comes to release them into the arms of our Lord Jesus.

    Good review Joy!

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  2. Tom Blubaugh--Night of the Cossack
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 21:39:21

    I can identify to some degree as my father kissed my mother goodbye one morning and had a fatal heart attack later that day. I hadn’t seen him for several weeks. Four months after his death, I became a Christian, Two things came into play–I didn’t know where he was in eternity and I had been a troublesome youth and had done several things I knew hurt him. I had a dream, a few nights later, through which I the Lord gave me peace of mind. The other issue came back again and again until I asked the Lord to tell my father I was sorry and to ask him to forgive me and then I forgave myself. Relationships are terribly fragile when there are unresolved issues. I’ll look forward to reading this book.

    Blessings

    Tom Blubaugh
    Night of the Cossack

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  3. Tom Blubaugh--Night of the Cossack
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 21:41:27

    Forgot to leave my email tom12345@tnblu.com

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  4. Ywonne Wright
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 22:57:00

    My most painful loss was that of my precious daughter who was murdered. I am still blessed that my precious mother at 98 years is still alive. I am aware that she could fall asleep in Jesus at any time and I am not sure how I will deal with that. I believe this book will be a great help to me, to help prepare me and I hope help me with the residue of feelings associated with my daughter’s death. I am looking forward to reading this book.

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  5. Ywonne Wright
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 23:16:12

    Forgot my email address which is ypatrain24@yahoo.co.uk

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  6. Nicole Langan
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 12:00:11

    Joy, thank you for opening your heart and sharing about the passing of your own mom and dad, and I’m glad you were able to feel a sense of connection with Neil after reading his words.

    Deborah, Tom and Ywonne – I deeply appreciate your taking the time to leave such heartfelt comments. I hope you all will be able to find some comfort in reading Neil’s book.

    http://peaceattheedgeofuncertainty.blogspot.com/

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  7. Neil Hanson
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 12:49:05

    Thanks for reading the book and posting the review Joy – I really appreciate it. I love that you enjoyed the book, and it had meaning for you. Thanks also for sharing your personal experiences as part of what you have written.

    I hope your readers enjoy and find personal meaning in the story as well.

    Thanks again!

    Neil

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  8. Deborah Hutto Bateman
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 17:45:02

    This sounds like an interesting book. I have lost both of my parents and it is not an easy road to go down. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and memories with us! May God bless you!

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  9. Anne Payne
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 18:41:45

    I can identify with Neil. My mom went into a coma before I could say goodbye but I had the privilege of being at her bedside when she passed away. This sounds like a wonderful tribute, and a helpful tool for many.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  10. splashesofjoy
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 19:25:59

    Thank to all of you who have commented on Neil’s book and my review. You will all get an e-copy of his book, and Deborah McCarragher gets the print copy because she left the first comment. I think you will all find this book special.
    My mom stepped from this life into the arms of Jesus one year ago today! It has been a sad but joyous day for me.

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  11. Pam Williams
    Sep 17, 2011 @ 18:24:58

    I find times, though my mom has been gone for almost 20 years, that I still wish to discuss some things with her that were left unfinished. We did get to say our goodbyes but is there ever a time one doesn’t think of something else that could have been said? I am looking forward to reading this and sharing it with my husband. Perhaps we will read it together. Thanks for a copy

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  12. Pam Williams
    Sep 17, 2011 @ 18:27:03

    (I’m posting this again, but with my email at the bottom since I forgot it the first time.)
    I find times, though my mom has been gone for almost 20 years, that I still wish to discuss some things with her that were left unfinished. We did get to say our goodbyes but is there ever a time one doesn’t think of something else that could have been said? I am looking forward to reading this and sharing it with my husband. Perhaps we will read it together. Thanks for a copy.
    cepjwms at wb4me dot com

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  13. Sue Foster
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 16:25:56

    As someone who has had both warning and no warning when losing loved ones, I know how difficult it is both ways but yet in different ways. I’m sure this book will help many who have had to deal with unexpected losses. I’m interested to read it for myself. Thanks for a copy.

    suefoster@hotmail.com

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