Grace and Grit

There have been few books I’ve read that have moved me so deeply that I have to recommend them to everyone I meet. In recent years it has been Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves and Craig Thompson’s Blankets. Now Ken Wilber’s Grace and Grit : Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber is the one book I’ll be insisting you all read.

Leaving my love for the work Ken does aside, this is clearly a beautiful book.

Here is a deeply moving account of a couple’s struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya’s illness, treatment, and, finally, death.

Grace and Grit is an exquisite blending of a great love story, the radiant life of a possibly enlightened woman and Ken’s keen approach to philosophy and spirituality. Combining Treya and Ken’s writings, it offers an intimate glimpse of experiences both heartbreaking and uplifting. Ken’s later philosophy is undoubtably more complete, but this book is as direct and emotionally stunning as anything I’ve read by him. If there’s any book I’d suggest for getting a feel for Ken’s work and motivation, this would be it.

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