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

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Thomas Nelson, Jun 30, 2009 - Religion - 224 pages
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What is this World? What kind of place is it?

“The round kind. The spinning kind. The moist kind. The inhabited kind. The kind with flamingos (real and artificial). The kind where water in the sky turns into beautifully symmetrical crystal flakes sculpted by artists unable to stop themselves (in both design and quantity). The kind of place with tiny, powerfully jawed mites assigned to the carpets to eat my dead skin as it flakes off . . . The kind with people who kill and people who love and people who do both . . .

This world is beautiful but badly broken.

“I love it as it is, because it is a story, and it isn’t stuck in one place. It is full of conflict and darkness like every good story, a world of surprises and questions to explore. And there’s someone behind it; there are uncomfortable answers to the hows and whys and whats. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him were all things made . . .

Welcome to His poem. His play. His novel. Let the pages flick your thumbs.”

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The prose and the word pictures are wonderful. -
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This book had a great premise, and I tried. - Goodreads
But mostly, it's just beautiful writing. - Goodreads
Soon I was pausing to marvel at Wilson's insight. - Goodreads
Poetic writing does not have to be hard to understand. - Goodreads

Review: Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I think Nate Wilson has some good things to say, but ... he uses too many words and convoluted phrasing to do it. It feels like he is always trying to say simple things in a complicated way. Plain ... Read full review

Review: Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Wow. Incredible read. I had read about this book on various blogs I follow, but even when I picked it up from the library I wasn't sure what I was getting. The past few weeks, my early mornings have ... Read full review

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