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Book Review: Entanglement by Gregg Braden

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.

Entanglement : A tales of everyday magic novel
By Gregg Braden and Lynn Lauber
Purchase links: Amazon, B&N, Hay House

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.

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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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About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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