Angel or Devil?

We are each a little of both, plan accordingly.

Non-Fiction - General
240 Pages
Reviewed on 05/10/2016
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Author Biography

A 1997 graduate of Utah State University, magna cum laude, Ryan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Russian. He continued his education at J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, where in 2001 he earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude. He was named as as a member of Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine in 2015. Each year, Ryan spends many hours participating in continuing legal education (CLE)–far above and beyond the minimum number of hours required by the Utah State Bar. While this does not mean he has all of the answers, it does mean that he works very hard to keep himself up to date with the latest developments in the legal industry. He is not a “jack of all trades”–rather, his practice focuses in the areas of corporate transactional law and estate planning. If you are looking for someone to handle an area of law outside these two areas, he will be happy to give you references for attorneys who have the requisite expertise for your unique situation.

Ryan has written and published two books on estate planning basics. He and his saintly and wife (of almost 18 years) have 3 children (two boys, one girl). He is active in his church and related youth-support organizations and is an Eagle Scout. Ryan is also a KUBEX enthusiast, a recreational cyclist, a fair-weather runner (finisher of 2 marathons, including Stockholm, Sweden, and a handful of half-marathons) and enjoys most other sports, especially ones in which his children are participating. In fact, these days, he and his wife spend far more of their free time watching their children play sports than actually participating themselves. When reading for enjoyment (rather than legal education), he enjoys just about anything by Dickens, Tolstoy or Dumas. His heroes include his parents, Neal A. Maxwell, Brigham Young, Sir Thomas More, George Washington (and all the other Founding Fathers), Abraham Lincoln and C.S. Lewis (in no particular order).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

I found Angel or Devil? by Ryan L. Jensen to be a very interesting and informative read. It is a delightful mixture of philosophy and practical advice that I can’t recall seeing anywhere else. The main focus is on estate planning, but some of these suggestions can be used in other areas of life. Angel or Devil? is well written and makes good sense. Mr. Jensen is an attorney and, though I can only assume he knows exactly what he is talking about, the main thing for me is that it made perfect sense. It helped that Angel or Devil? is well organized and well written.

I’m sure Ryan L. Jensen could have made it more academic sounding or thrown in more legal terms, but he kept it on a level where anyone with a decent education could comprehend it. I’m sure Angel or Devil? will reach and help a lot more people because of this astute choice. Another astute choice in writing Angel or Devil? is the organization of the book into chapters that focus on a specific problem and, as such, can be a stand alone for help in a particular area or situation. Financial Planning, Estate Planning, and Taxes are all things we should make an effort to do as well and efficiently as possible. They are also all areas, if you’re like me, you procrastinate about and prefer not to do until you absolutely have to. That is one reason I’m glad I read this book. It gives you a road map so you can get started on important things you know you must do. There is a lot of hard earned knowledge in Angel or Devil? and Ryan L. Jensen will help a lot of people by sharing it.