Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl

UnknownNotes From the Tilt-A-Whirl

This has to be one of my all time favorite books. The subtitle for the book is “Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World” and Wilson does a great job capturing this thought. Wilson has a gift of bringing a perfect blend of art and reason; of philosophy and dogma. There were moments when reading this book that I found myself laughing out loud, but a few moments later caught myself on the verge of tears.

One of the major wow moments in the book is when he is talking about what makes something good or right. The best conclusion he comes to is that we should do that which is best for the greatest number of people. Then, before you know it, he introduces the aspect of gang rape and racial oppression. “Just make sure there are more people enjoying the show than are being fed to the lions” is the outcome.

Wilson concludes the book by saying “Blister your hands. Tend to the ants. Push the shadows back. Sing. Make a garden of the world… Let the story begin.” And he’s right. When the book ends, the reader feels ready to go into the world seeing it as a piece of art given to us by a good author and artist.


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