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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World By N.D. Wilson Notes From The Tilt A Whirl Wide Eyed Wonder in God s Spoken World Product Description A visual poetic exploration of the narrative nature of the world and the personality of the Poet behind it all When Nate Wilson looks at the world around him he asks What is this

  • Title: Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
  • Author: N.D. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780849920073
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World By N.D. Wilson Product Description A visual, poetic exploration of the narrative nature of the world and the personality of the Poet behind it all When Nate Wilson looks at the world around him, he asks What is this place Why is this place Who approved it Am I supposed to take it seriously What could such an outlandish, fantastical world say about its Creator In these sparklingProduct Description A visual, poetic exploration of the narrative nature of the world and the personality of the Poet behind it all When Nate Wilson looks at the world around him, he asks What is this place Why is this place Who approved it Am I supposed to take it seriously What could such an outlandish, fantastical world say about its Creator In these sparkling chapters, Wilson gives an aesthetic examination of the ways in which humanity has tried to make sense of this overwhelming carnival ride of a world He takes a whimsical, thought provoking look at everything from the magic of quantum physics, to nature s absurdities, to the problem of evil, evolution and hell These frequently humorous, and uniquely beautiful portraits express reality unknown to many Christians the reality of God s story unfolding around and among us As the author says, Welcome to His poem His play His novel His comedy Let the pages flick your thumbs.
    Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World By N.D. Wilson

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    1. Douglas Wilson on said:

      Stupendous More to follow.I had read Notes from the Tilt a Whirl before in its various manifestations But when it arrived in its final printed form, I was happy to sit down and go through it again, left to right What a good book this is.The conceit for the book is that the solar system is a ride at a carnival, with circular motions inside circular motion Not only do we have the carnival like motions, we have a carnival like environment, gaudy colors and situations included The book works through [...]

    2. Jen H. on said:

      So, on Saturday I was the lone woman sitting amongst a group of men when the subject of this book came up I d started to read it once before and hated it Why I didn t like the author I ve thought for years he was trying too hard to be like his father and never quite measuring up Ugly, I know But true And I happen to think his father a right jolly old elf, with a bit of Lewis, Chesterton and Luther thrown in for good measure Who wouldn t like THAT sort of guy, right So when talk about this book a [...]

    3. Banner on said:

      This was a refreshing, honest and very personal book about faith one man s perceptive He doesn t seem to be trying to convince anyone about anything well maybe in a couple of placest totally sure He just expressed how he saw the world through faith His style was kind of like reading Robin Williams teaching Sunday School or maybe talking with his fellow theologians down at the pub It took a page or two to get into, but I enjoyed the style This is not one of those get pumped up, I can do all thing [...]

    4. Sydney Kirsch on said:

      I didn t love it quite as much as Death by Living, but that doesn t really mean anything because it was still incredible and beautiful and sparkly.

    5. Gwen Burrow on said:

      Breathtaking Hilarious Scathing Fiercely jolly If you ever want to read about poetry, ants, creation, thunderstorms, evil, Hamlet, eternity, snow, hell, pain and death all rolled into one ecstatic ball, then read this book It will sprawl you, wind you, pick you up, and push you on your way even as you hold out both arms to stop the world from rocking It will blind you with beauty and insist that you see.I read this in one dizzy three hour sitting in June 2009, then again much slower in March 201 [...]

    6. Barnabas Piper on said:

      The peaks of this book were higher than almost any book I have read in recent years Wilson has a genuinely unique voice and a gift for seeing the world and the greatness of its minutiae If you want an exploration of God s kingdom and reality in a fresh way, this is the book.

    7. Thiago Lima on said:

      Fant stico Genial Esse livro sobre cosmovis o Isso, cosmovis o no singular N o um livro discutindo sobre as diversas cosmovis es existentes, embora ele fale superficialmente de algumas Nesse livro Nathan, de forma magistral, nos apresenta uma cosmovis o singular, uma que enxerga esse mundo al m de simples taxonomia e esta es clim ticas, que te deslumbra com a beleza desse mundo que, na verdade, obra de um grande Artista.Nathan fala sobre moralidade, c u, inferno, morte, vida, ressurrei o, sobre [...]

    8. Joel on said:

      N.D Wilson s book is peculiar I set out reading this not having a clue what to expect and to the author s credit, I got a good handle on what I was in for after reading the introduction Wilson s style is distinct He is very self reflective and loooooves metaphors This I do not mind But it is also no guarantee of a good read.This book has problems It is a compilation of random personal reflections capped off by one powerhouse chapter concerning hell towards the end of the book The writing is flow [...]

    9. Marcel on said:

      Senhoras e senhores, que livra o Foi divertid ssimo entrar na X cara Maluca e ver a forma biruta de ND Wilson enxergar o mundo Tem lugar pra mais um Vamos

    10. Aaron Fox on said:

      Hmm This book is very interesting I would recommend it to most people, but it did not have the same impact on me as it has had for others This is a very mainstream Christian book that would probably land in most church and or Christian bookstores but for the 1 swear word kind of used in context and a couple misuses of the word hell Personally, when I read a book that tries to get me to rethink how I think about the world, I like it to put the seemingly random pieces of the puzzle together for me [...]

    11. Abrahamus on said:

      I resolved before I even began Page One that I was not going to like this book at least not too much I figure that I ve read enough books by this guy s dad that I really don t need to become a cheerleader for two generations of Wilsons Well, I m sorry Putting on my game face didn t work and, in spite of a heroic effort on my part, I really did love this book It s quite a ride A bit out there, to be sure, but as far as all that goes, really nothing even remotely as inscrutable as some of the shor [...]

    12. Crystal on said:

      When this book was not what I was expecting, it was ok I liked the wide eyed wonder theme because I think we lose too much of that in our modern world However, this book did seems to ramble and not have a clearly defined purpose or if it did, it was blurred into the background by the imagery and wonder Which maybe that s what Wilson was headed for I think maybe I set myself up expecting too much like he might write like Brennan Manning or some spiritually enlightening master He did, however, glo [...]

    13. Suzannah on said:

      Read October 16, 2011 and October 12, 2014.Maybe it s something about Octobers Even richer and perceptive than I remember it being the first time This is a volume of literary criticism on the biggest Art of all I particularly recommend it to writers.

    14. Helena Sorensen on said:

      Wilson uses words in surprising and delightful ways It s always a treat to read his stuff And, besides, I don t think I ve ever read anything so aggressively joyful.

    15. Andre Argolo on said:

      Certamente est entre os melhores que j li Esse livro definitivamente te instigar a algo mais uma vis o diferente do mundo uma vis o na perspectiva do Criador.

    16. Callie Glorioso-Mays on said:

      I am very conflicted about this book I ll do my best to explain why When I read the summary, I thought I would love this book and I was thrilled to be reviewing it But when it came and I actually started reading, I really labored over it The first few chapters were mind boggling Each time I picked up the book, I literally got a headache and had to put it down within a few minutes I was thrown off by Wilson s style and really struggled to keep reading It was the first time I seriously considered [...]

    17. Kris Irvin on said:

      I really wanted to like this book But holy cow, reading it was like stabbing myself in the ear with a toothpick There were a few lines and paragraphs I enjoyed I loved the entire chapter on Hell But the rest of the book I found painful It reminded me of one thousand gifts by Ann Voskamp, another very flowery, Christian book that goes on and on without ever coming to a point Actually, Wilson does make a point in his book He makes several But I found him condescending, repetitive, and irritating T [...]

    18. Richard on said:

      I gave it five stars with around 60 pages left Having now finished, I wish I could give it six.What I consider the major theme of the book from page 70 Are we on a world kick started by a god who doesn t know how to drive Is this god embarrassed Did he not know that snowflakes would come with avalanches as well as the quaint village scenes they ruin Of course He did This God is big, bigger than the world Faith is hard on the back of a motorcycle, it is hard when the Tilt A Whirl reverses its spi [...]

    19. Kay on said:

      take away this seems like a morbid take away but I relate to this perspective It is hard knowing I will dieHe has the authority to choose my end.He has the authority to sever my soul from my body and call it to another part of the stagewhen I diewherever or wheneverere will be other characters in the story with mebut God will be there tooosing a chapteriling.To His eyes, I never leave the stageI do not cease to exist is a chapter.Look to Himwalk to Himwhen my body and soul find their divorce, Hi [...]

    20. Sharon on said:

      It reminded me of Chesterton, The greater and stronger a man is, the he would be inclined to prostrate himself before a periwinkle I d like to read it again, but I m going to be patient and wait for the finished draft I have to agree with Elise, if they take anything out it s going to annoy me.

    21. Claire on said:

      One of the best books I ve ever read, never mind that it was written by a friend of ours When it comes into print, I ll be buying it for everyone I know especially anyone who iswell, someone I know.

    22. Hannah Jayne on said:

      I love these words I love this world I love this life And the Artist the Artist is best of all.

    23. marylyn on said:

      the most beautiful book about God that I have ever read, besides the one he wrote about himself.

    24. Omar on said:

      In the preface to this book, Wilson writes, What excuses can I possibly make for this book I do not to my knowledge have a diseased brain Of course, as we later found out, Wilson was in fact suffering from a brain tumor What bothers me is that I do not to my knowledge have a diseased brain, and so what excuses can I possibly make for enjoying this book so much This is a very abnormal book dealing with the problems of evil and suffering in a world governed by a Holy and Sovereign God The book nee [...]

    25. D.C. on said:

      One of the most unusual Christian books I ve ever read, and at that, one of the most convincing It s hard to put into words the way this book digs into your heart and fills it with awareness and hope The comparisons to Ann Voskamp s One Thousand Gifts, are, in my opinion, not accurate Voskamp uses sentimental, poetic writing to an extreme and her theology is slightly unorthodox Wilson writes in a sporadic style with words that pop out at you and don t sugarcoat anything Don t try to tell me you [...]

    26. Miles Smith on said:

      Part literary memoir, part devotion, part autobiography, this little book is a true revelation in the sense that Wilson shamelessly and courageously captures the small wonders that fill the human condition, but are often seen as trite He gives the Christian believer the license to find joy in both the serious and the trite This work includes some of the moving language pertaining to the most mundane facets of the human condition The passage on Saint Dismas of Calvary alone makes this work worth [...]

    27. Chris Damant on said:

      Life feels bigger, fuller and wonderful now I ve not read anything quite like it a reflective monologue bordering on poetic while also critiquing various philosophical and scientific views in a rather refreshing, if original, way The infinite God of the universe cares about me, but really I am just one small part of the eternal play of history the world doesn t revolve around me and that is one of the most liberating truths I ve ever known.

    28. Denise on said:

      So gifted with words his prose is poetry So gifted with words his prose is poetry I will have to re read this one He brings a welcome perspective and wit to how we can see God s work around us I am also a fan of his 100 Cupboards series.

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