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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
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What is this World? What kind of place is it?

“The round kind. The spinning kind. The moist kind. The inhabited kind. The kind with flamingos (real and artificial). The kind where water in the sky turns into beautifully symmetrical crystal flakes sculpted by artists unable to stop themselves (in both design and quantity). The kind of place with tiny, powerfully jawed mites assigned to the carpets to eat my dead skin as it flakes off . . . The kind with people who kill and people who love and people who do both . . .

This world is beautiful but badly broken.

“I love it as it is, because it is a story, and it isn’t stuck in one place. It is full of conflict and darkness like every good story, a world of surprises and questions to explore. And there’s someone behind it; there are uncomfortable answers to the hows and whys and whats. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him were all things made . . .

Welcome to His poem. His play. His novel. Let the pages flick your thumbs.”

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and occasionally in the squirrel cages September 17, 2013

N.D. Wilson is the authour of 100 Cupboards. (my kids loved that book)
He brings that same imagination and inquisitive mind to this book on apologetics. He takes you on a journey where you have to ask questions and look for answers, and recognize G-d's ART. Ex nihilo is Latin phrase "out of nothing". Used as in creatio ex nihilo, meaning "creation out of Nothing". This place, this earth, this "Tilt-A-Whirl" we call earth is G-d's Art. You can not just read this book, You need to watch N.D.'s videos as well. The passion and brilliance leap off the page and into those videos.
This book is billed as "post-modern apologetics" and I think that sells it a bit short and puts it in a box. There is so much more to this book. I am glad I actually "picked it up" which really means "clicked on it" and read it. (ebook) N.D. has the soul of an artist, a vibrant imagination, and a brilliant mind. I look forward to seeing more from him.

Review by Heather

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl : Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World, N. D. Wilson

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What is this World? What kind of place is it?

“The round kind. The spinning kind. The moist kind. The inhabited kind. The kind with flamingos (real and artificial). The kind where water in the sky turns into beautifully symmetrical crystal flakes sculpted by artists unable to stop themselves (in both design and quantity). The kind of place with tiny, powerfully jawed mites assigned to the carpets to eat my dead skin as it flakes off . . . The kind with people who kill and people who love and people who do both . . .

This world is beautiful but badly broken.

“I love it as it is, because it is a story, and it isn’t stuck in one place. It is full of conflict and darkness like every good story, a world of surprises and questions to explore. And there’s someone behind it; there are uncomfortable answers to the hows and whys and whats. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him were all things made . . .

Welcome to His poem. His play. His novel. Let the pages flick your thumbs.”

More Information

Length 224 Pages
Publication Date July 30, 2013
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 0849964865
ISBN-13 9780849964862
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"