Monday, September 5, 2011

Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty

I have just finished reading a new book, called Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty.  The author, Neil Hanson, writes a poetic letter to his recently deceased father.  The eldest of three brothers,  Neil sits at his father's bedside in ICU as his father's heart gives out and he slips away.  The three agonize over whether to tell the hospital staff to resuscitate their father.  In the end they do agree not to take any heroic measures.

Neil says in the Afterword:

           We live in a nation and an era when we all want to know things for certain, and
           writing this story has helped me to this for the delusion it is.

           It is my sincere hope that reading this story might help some of those who
          consider themselves certain to receive the blessing of uncertainty.  I truly believe
          that it is only through humility, respect and tolerance for the views of others that I
          can approach Truth.  So long as I worship at the alter of certainty, Wisdom will be
          locked tightly away from me.

His view is mystical and practical at the same time.  It is clear that he learned from his experience of his father's passage through death to the other side.  It is also well worth our time to read what Neil Hanson wrote.


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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 said...

Thanks for the post and the review Jackie!


Tribute Books said...

Jackie - thanks for calling Neil's book a "poetic letter" - what an apt description. I also appreciate how you highlighted the passage regarding the false security of thinking we know what is certain in this uncertain world.

Linda Kish said...

What a wonderful, generous man. I'd love to read his book.

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