As promised recently, this is the first of a series of book reviews. Specifically, I have joined the Hay House Book Nook review program, which means that I receive promotional copies of books in exchange for a review.
I’ve been collecting Gregg Braden’s books for the last couple of years. I know he has something really important to share. And yet, every time I consider reading one of them, I … don’t. I’m totally intimidated by what I think will be difficult material that’s way over my head, so I don’t even crack the front covers.
When I discovered that Braden had written a novel to illustrate the principles through a story, I figured THIS IS IT! This is my chance to dive in without an assumption that it will be too difficult for me.
The novel is short – only about 100 pages, so it’s a very fast read. It centers on the story of a set of twins who have always had an unbreakable connection. In the novel they are a world apart from each other and their connection is tested when one brother has a frightening vision about the other . A science teacher plays the role of mentor, standing in for Braden and explaining the concepts of “The uni-verse. The poetry of oneness.”
As a novel, it’s got some problems – because it’s so short, the narrative feels both thin and forced at times. As an explication of the scientific and spiritual concepts Braden works with, it’s also less than perfect – there’s not enough space to fully explore them. I have a feeling this book would be a lot more successful as a standalone piece if it were 200 or 250 pages.
However… When it comes right down to it, the book was very successful in the one thing that really matters – I now want to read Braden’s work more fully. This book is an appetizer. A teaser. A “trial size” that convinces you that you want to get the full product. In that way, this book works exceptionally well. And for that reason, I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants an introduction to Braden’s work.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
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