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

17 08 2009

In Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl N.D. _200_1000_Book.61.coverWilson takes the reader on a ride through the seasons and rhythms of nature and life.  He explores the experiences we all encounter, from heartache and death to joy and renewal – often making his argument by telling stories about insects, animals, trees, and everything else under the sun (including quarks and leptons!).  Through the journey he demonstrates how he believes it is all connected with God and faith.

I’ll admit, at first I had a rough time getting excited about finishing the book – the opening chapters left me leery about where we were headed (perhaps because of the large number of philosophers mentioned. I’ve never been a fan of philosophers).  However, once I was a few chapters in, I knew I was going to make it.  Wilson’s witty (and often sarcastic) tone and the odd stories about ants and earwigs make this an enjoyable read.  For the most part I appreciate Wilson’s theological views (especially his emphasis on physical resurrection), and find no damaging teaching. It is not one of those books that I will have to read again every other year, though I may flip back through it to pick up some of the great wisdom that is sprinkled throughout.

I posted this review as a member of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Bloggers program.




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