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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.

©2009 Tommy Nelson (P)2013 Canon Press

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Captivating!

I enjoyed every minute of this book. As I tutor students in philosophy, I love how Wilson looks at different philosophical angles and brings us back to Creator God! It as if he has put into words that which I try to convey but in a more understandable, entertaining even, way. Thank you, N. D. Wilson. This is now one of my top ten books in this area of study.

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  • 10-23-20

Great imaginative writer.

I have listen to this audiobook twice and now feel persuaded to purchase the paper back. I want to look over these lines and stare at their poetry. This is an awesome listen. Funny, reverent, creative, lively, book.

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Solid

Great book! A little hard to understand at times. I think it was on purpose, but it made it difficult to follow. As someone who writes poetry, I enjoyed seeing how he illustrated using words. Haven't seen anyone do it better. In the though, I would definitely recommend it.

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An excellent vision for a grateful life.

This book stands in defiance of so much of the conventional "wisdom", and it's enthusiasm for life and creation is contagious. Also, the author's narration was very engaging.

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Poetic reflection on observing life

N.D. Wilson has some amazing ways of interpreting reality. Has it ever occurred to you to see the perfection of snowflakes while considering at one point in history that drop of water was actually urine? Or that explaining to a young child why they cannot catch a butterfly can sometimes entice said insect to landing on your child's chest?

The power of personal observation is really burst open in this book. We all live with the same tendencies towards stubbed toes, splinters jammed under fingernails, and the possibility of a terminal prognosis. And yet we all have equal opportunities to see beauty in the midst of pain. Perhaps even, pain is the beauty of it all.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and plan on returning to it in a few months to see if any of my personal reflections have changed.

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Appreciating all of God's Creation

N.D. Wilson did a fantastic job not just writing this book but narrating it too.

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Literary art.

Beautifully woven observations of the absurd greatness of God.
Transitions to next chapter we slightly awkward .

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Chesterton back from the Dead

This work has all the pith and insight of Chesterton's "Orthodoxy", with the other-worldly beauty of Lewis's "Last Battle" in regards to eschatology proper (the eternal state specifically). This review would be longer except I'm really just wanting to listen again.

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Amazing!!!

I can't find words to describe this book. it's a must read for all people not just Christians. humor and glory drip from every page!!!!

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Very poetic.

Listened to the entire audiobook in two sittings. Such an amazing story of the tilt-a-whirl that we all live on. Probably going to listen again shortly.

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  • 06-14-18

My favourite book

Have loved reading this many times. I've bought copies of the book for about 10 people. Now I've loved hearing it all over again. An absolute must.