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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl
August 11, 2009, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Non-Fiction Review, Thomas Nelson Reviews

notes fromabout the book:

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 is a dizzying ride through carnival life, and the world around us. N D Wilson is a fantasy writer for children, and that shows in this book! He has a very childlike way of explaining things. He brought me back to the first ways i saw the world and thought about how much God loved me. 
it will open your eyes and bring you back to a simple yet very deep faith.
Some may not like the slightly druggie writing. Or how Wilson makes you feel like you just stepped off of the world’s tallest roller coaster.  Others might find it to be a refreshing change from some of the “drier” christian non fiction out there. I certainly did! Several chapters reminded me of Rob Bell’s Everything is Spiritual DVD. N. D. Wilson talks about how infinitely small the world is and yet how infinitely big too.

Not a book you’d want to skip!
This is one author i would love to spend a dinner with, and just talk about life and it’s meanings  🙂


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