Notes From the Tilt-a-whirl

Notes From the Tilt-a-whirl

Book - 2013
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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."
Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2013]
ISBN: 9780849964862
Characteristics: xii, 203 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 17, 2018

A winsome look at the grand drama of creation in which we find ourselves. Prose-poetry using the seasons of the year as a framework to look at and marvel at the vast complexity of life. You do have meaning. You are not lost in the cosmos. Recommended.

Aug 24, 2017

This book is very well named. N. D. Wilson takes us on a fast, spinning ride through the wonders of Creation. I love his style, and his books always, always make me think about life. Also, as an avid reader and aspiring writer, his similes - which compare history to a story - bring abstracts down to the concrete for me. I would highly recommend this book for teens and adults, as well as Wilson's other nonfiction title, Death By Living. A wonderful, wonder-filled look at the amazements all around us.


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