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Product Details

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: INHOUSEPRESS (May 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978026772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978026776
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,730,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've regarded Stan I.S. Law as a sophisticated and thoughtful writer; this book only further solidifies that opinion of him. NOW Being & Becoming explores such grand themes about death and the afterlife, the differentiation between the soul and the body, etc. You want to be mentally prepared for this kind of thing because it will have you assessing your place in this world, your purpose, and what it's all going to amount to.

Stan I.S. Law made a great decision to write NOW Being & Becoming in the first-person. This way, we are directly in our protagonist's head. The reader gets immersed in what he's considering to be important, what no longer matters, and where does one go from here? There are tons of powerful moments where the reader gets to witness those crises. Brilliant job, once again.
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NOW - Being & Becoming by Stan I.S. Law (Author). Having been drawn to this book by the dramatic cover, and after reading the first few pages, I was totally engrossed. If you are looking for a highly intelligent journey into the mind, the subconscious and human emotions, then this book is for you. The story took me to fascinating places from the mundane to the extraordinary. I am always looking for books that bring with them the perfect art of writing. This book filled that role and was even more enjoyable because it did not get into a formula. Stan I.S. Law, like most writers, is well aware of the fact that a marvelous book should describe different types of human experiences. Plus he builds a complex and compelling world with reliable and credible rules. Law is one of the more sophisticated and experienced writers I've read. Now - Being & Becoming is an invaluable piece of literature. Perfect for avid readers who are seeking high-quality books. Reviewed by: C.J. Good, Author
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Kate Jones, Pasadena, USA, writes about "Now - Being and Becoming": "As usual, this reader was awed by the author's cosmic range of thought, global vocabulary, the boldness of his ideas, the potpourri of philosophical sources, and his charming self-revelatory candor." Yes, the same happened to me. I was impressed. In one way or another, the book deals with all the big - really big! - actually: the Biggest! - philosophical issues known to mankind. What is reality? What is time? What is infinity? What does it mean to be dead? Who am I? Is there a God? Who is God? Who is God's God? And the book is also a great love story, perhaps even a personal love statement by the author? But not only does the author ask these very big questions within the framework of a novel, he also provides a multitude of possible answers. Actually, more than that: He speculates like there is no tomorrow (and maybe there isn't) and as you read his ideas you feel that he really must have had a ball of a time writing this book.

If I had come across this book ten or twenty years ago I would have read it several times and given it 10 stars. This book could easily have become my "bible" for, say, a couple of years. In the meantime, however, I have stopped searching for answers to all these fascinating questions. As a consequence, to me these questions are no longer what they used to be. They are no longer quite as important as they used to be, they are just questions that may or may not find an answer after my departure from this world.

There will be readers who love this book and read it several time and there will be readers who are wondering what it is all about, but even they, I think, will be able to appreciate the depth of philosophical thinking in this novel. That in itself deserves 5 stars.
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Now – Being & Becoming is an amazing journey through one man’s thoughts and experiences after a life altering experience.

Stan I.S. Law brings us the story of John.

When John is in an accident he is seriously hurt. His consciousness stays behind at the scene of the accident while his body is transported via ambulance to the hospital. He believes he has died and starts to think about life and about his wife Ruth. He thinks she will be mad at him, that she told him not to have that second scotch even though it was likely a pothole that caused the accident.

John goes on to ponder his life and whether he is, at the moment, still alive. The narration flows naturally as if they were your own thoughts drawing you hypnotically into the story. Through John we begin to feel as though we know Ruth and begin to feel compassion for how this experience will affect her. The tenderness that exists between John and Ruth is beautiful and amazing. As the story progresses John is introduced to deeper thoughts and experiences involving science, religion and faith.

Law’s ability to create a story that transcends the typical boundaries never ceases to amaze me. He has an uncanny ability to build a whole world around you that you are completely immersed in. Everything comes to life - the scenery, the noises, tastes, smells, thoughts, feelings, science, urgency and so much more as John exposes every thought and experience he has.

For an unparalleled experience, I highly recommend it!
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By Maria Z. on August 19, 2010
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Stan Law is taking us for a great journey into the unknown and hidden world of the unconscious. He has an enormous ability to penetrate this internal world and reflect on it. I really enjoyed this trip and had a feeling of floating with him and observing this rich mental landscape. I love his statements about creativity, art, and human potential. For example: "...Art is the act of overcoming pain, of overcoming suffering. Art gives you release, freedom. ..It puts you in touch with that within you that makes you immortal" or "I am my mind. I am the vortex of my creative potential." Thank you, Stan, for this book.
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