Review – Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World
By N. D. Wilson, is not a fast book to read.  And honestly, I’m not even sure how to describe this book other than I love it.  The author takes a  broken down, humourous approach to what makes up this world, this world that is a spinning ball at the carnival and we are all along for the ride.  That is, if we are believing that we are all along for the ride.  I mean, we are  “on a near perfect sphere hurtling through space at around 67,000 miles per hour.  Mach 86 to pilots.  Of course, this sphere of mine is also spinning while it hurtles, so tack on an extra 1,000 miles per hour at the fat parts.”

Isn’t that great?  Isn’t it an amazing place we live on?  Where everthing is an adventure and an amazing example of a God who was so creative to give us all of this even if “God never seems capable of moderation or of understanding the basic concepts behind supply and demand.”  No, seriously, there is a section on that as well.  (Have you ever tried to count snowflakes?)

This book is not one to take in large doses over a short period of time.  Read a part of a chapter, then wait a few days.  If you can’t read just part, only read one.  Read it in seasons, for the book is seasonal, starting off in winter.  Take it in small doses where you think. I mean really think.  Part philosophy, part humor, this book gets down to the nitty gritty of life.  N.D. Wilson even calculates your odds of just being here.  By the way, be thankful you are.  There are 8 million sperm out there that could have been you but didn’t make it.  No, really, that is an example that made me bust up laughing.

I highly recommend this book if you want something that makes you think and ponder God’s greatness, without the usual ‘Christian’ dogma or preaching.  It’s fun.  It’s not light though.  Because you really do think.

Signing off

~Kate

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