- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers (30 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0849964865
- ISBN-13: 978-0849964862
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.7 x 21.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,913,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
N. D. Wilson is a best-selling novelist, professional daydreamer, and occasional screenwriter. He enjoys hilltops, callouses, and the smell of rain on hot asphalt. He and his wife have five children, and he is currently a Fellow of Literature at New Saint Andrews College, where he teaches freshmen how to play with words.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's beautifully written, in a kind of N.D. Wilsonesque way that I'm not sure would work as well elsewhere. It 'plays' with ideas and themes, moving seamlessly from one to another, and as it goes it gradually, quirkily, some might say eccentrically, makes the case for a world spoken into being by a God is who artist, poet, comedian...
Wilson hyperlinks from Hamlet to Ants, to deciduous trees, to anecdotes about relatives, to Greek Myths in a way that always leaves you chewing over the residue of sentences. The emphasis is on the 'hyper', rather than the link. There's good theology here, but you won't find it tied up neatly in little, discrete, parcels - it's messy, exuberant, full of sparkle and life.
This is for the person who would not, ordinarily, read a 'Christian' book, but it's also for those of us, longer in the tooth, who may actually have read a lot, and think we know it all. It does us all good at times to read things that leave us wondering, "Did he really say that?"
My only criticism is that this is printed on horribly cheap paper - and I think it deserves rather better, together with leaf-prints annotated by the author's children.
And I particularly liked Wilson's description of his daughter describing him as growing up to be "old and sparkly". We could do with a few more folks like that around us.