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Monday, July 11, 2011

Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson

Product Details
Paperback: 203
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780849920073

Point: This world is a poem spoken by the Word. It is a painting by the Artist. It is a story told. You and I are characters, but we are not the focus. Look around you - do you honestly believe that this story revolves are you? If you haven't noticed, this world is spinning on its axis without you. Add to that the fact that while spinning, it is orbiting the sun. This poem is bigger than my character.

Path:  Taking the form of a tilt-a-whirl, the author spins in and out of stories, woven together to make the reader see the bigger picture. It is bigger than you and me - combined. Following the seasons, Wilson walks through life asking big questions like "What is 'evil'?" "Why is there pain?" "What about Hell?"

Sources: A student of philosophy and an avid partaker of C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton, N.D. Wilson argues and laughs with men from all ages. 

Agreement: I covet his working of words. He speaks and I see. His imagination is astounding. I want to see life through his eyes. I want to clutch the grass to hang on and look for fish under the couch. Graveyards are Gardens.

Disagreement: Even though I agree that no one will go to Hell without that being the best option in their eyes, I don't think they will have a choice after death (but even if they did they wouldn't choose heaven). I also don't think his word choices in every instance are necessary - even to prove a point.

Personal App: This unfolding story is too big for me to focus on myself. I need to see the world through the eyes of the Master Storyteller. 

Stars: 4 out of 5

It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.

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