Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl – review

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World by N. D. Wilson is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers choice.

I thought it would be a good change in pace after Dred Scott’s Revenge and the biographies I have been reading. It was a great change and a wonderful book.

I was a little leery of the book. It looked fun, but I wasn’t sure how serious it would be. I was hooked with the Preface and enjoyed the entire ride. I could tell you that it is deep and truthful, but that might scare you away. It is funny and sarcastic and gentle, hopefully that will intrigue you. Using the seasons, his knowledge of philosophy, and a little science along the way, N. D. Wilson does a wonderful job of talking about the world and it’s Creator. He takes on subjects like God and the existence of evil, the reality of Hell, facing death, and he even talks about whether God is every truly silent. It is very serious but in a wonderful spinning way.

I recommend this book – it is a great read with a wonderful sense of humor. You will laugh out loud and think deep thoughts along the way.

page 6 has this:

First, every culture has felt the overwhelming pressure of existence itself and the need to explain it. There’s a sort of nervousness apparent in the myths of every people group, as if maybe we’re not supposed to be here and we al have to rehearse our story before the authorites come.

“We’re sorry…there was this ice giant,” we explain.

On page 170:

Christ to the apostle Peter: Where I am going, you cannot follow.

Christ to the thief: Come with me. …

Stories don’t end at death.

What a ride.

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