Book Notes: Interview with N.D. Wilson

Last month, we published Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World by N.D. Wilson. In a few minutes I’ll tell you how to get a copy free.

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We publish about 400 new books a year, so I can’t read all of them. But three people I really respect—Matt Baugher, Joel Miller, and George Grant—told me that I had to make time for this one. So I did. Boy, am I glad.

I don’t think I have read any author with such a unique writing style as N.D. He reminded me of what you might get if you combined C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller. It is a kind of orthodox apologetic for a post-modern, A.D.D. world. The writing is truly art. But it is different. It honestly made me see God’s creation afresh, as though through the eyes of a child.

Last week, N.D. came to our offices in Nashville for a planning meeting. I had dinner with him, David Moberg, and Matt Baugher at The Red Pony in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. We talked about everything from theodicy to how he met his wife.

We had a wonderful meal and a stimulating conversation. It reminded me once again about why I love publishing books and why I got in this business to begin with.

The next afternoon, I was able to sit down with N.D. and interview him. We talked about the book—why he wrote it, his unique writing style, and what he hopes to accomplish. I strongly encourage you to get a copy, unplug from everything that might distract you, and rediscover again the joy of reading.

As an incentive, I will give you a free copy of the book if you will leave a comment below and email us with your mailing address. We will even pay the postage!

Why am I doing this? Because I want to prime the pump. Once you have read this book, I am convinced that you will be talking it up with your family and friends.

Update: This promotion is now closed. We intended to give the book away to the first 100 people who requested it. That happened in about about an hour. As a result, we raised the limit to 250 books. That took another two hours. I then raise it to 500 copies. We have given those out a few hours later. Thanks to every one who left comments and participated with us!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/virgil.hurt Virgil Hurt

    I've read this book and think it is certainly one of the best books that I have ever read. Since, then four of the most well read people in our church have also read the book and all say that it is outstanding. I am a pastor and ordered a book for every household in our church. Enjoy!

  • http://www.gracewyoming.blogspot.com/ Daniel

    I read the Credenda Agenda where Wilson and his dad write and I look forward to read this book.

  • http://www.gracewyoming.blogspot.com Daniel

    I read the Credenda Agenda where Wilson and his dad write and I look forward to read this book.

  • Gabriel Rench

    Can't wait for my copy!

  • Gabriel Rench

    Can't wait for my copy!

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/amh12345 amh12345

    I like how Mr. Wilson describes God's control over the universe- ever present in our lives, not just every once in a while.

    Could you give out 150 more books? A bit bold, I know. But you see, this post just happens to be almost in the 600's. If you do give more away, I could qualify for one of these great books by N.D. Wilson!

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/amh12345 amh12345

    I like how Mr. Wilson describes God's control over the universe- ever present in our lives, not just every once in a while.

    Could you give out 150 more books? A bit bold, I know. But you see, this post just happens to be almost in the 600's. If you do give more away, I could qualify for one of these great books by N.D. Wilson!

  • http://twitter.com/andydenekas @andydenekas

    Please send me a copy of this book!

  • http://twitter.com/andydenekas @andydenekas

    Please send me a copy of this book!

  • Michael Forney

    Thank you, Michael. I will look forward to the read and spreading the word.

  • Michael Forney

    Thank you, Michael. I will look forward to the read and spreading the word.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/chasesanders chasesanders

    Great Post and great idea! I loved the part about being childish and seeing the world as a child.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/chasesanders chasesanders

    Great Post and great idea! I loved the part about being childish and seeing the world as a child.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/NeilPhillips NeilPhillips

    The book sounds like a great read. I was hooked when N.D. started talking about gaining perspective. I know I'm too late for a free book, but I will look for it on the shelves.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/NeilPhillips NeilPhillips

    The book sounds like a great read. I was hooked when N.D. started talking about gaining perspective. I know I'm too late for a free book, but I will look for it on the shelves.

  • http://www.robertliparulo.com/ Robert Liparulo

    Sounds fantastic. Great writing, greater message? I want to read it!

  • http://www.robertliparulo.com Robert Liparulo

    Sounds fantastic. Great writing, greater message? I want to read it!

  • David

    The Wilson (father and son) perspective on the world is different from any other than I have encountered (I hear it in almost everything that they say). Consequently, although I'm not quite able to put my finger on it why it's so appealing, I try to read everything Wilson.

  • David

    The Wilson (father and son) perspective on the world is different from any other than I have encountered (I hear it in almost everything that they say). Consequently, although I'm not quite able to put my finger on it why it's so appealing, I try to read everything Wilson.

  • http://twitter.com/nanahg3 @nanahg3

    Got the book in lightening-fast and have started reading – it's interweaving voice is fascinating! Thanks SO much! (And as an aside – is it just me or do you feel crippled with twitter down??)

  • http://twitter.com/nanahg3 @nanahg3

    Got the book in lightening-fast and have started reading – it's interweaving voice is fascinating! Thanks SO much! (And as an aside – is it just me or do you feel crippled with twitter down??)

  • J.R. Hamilton

    "Out of nothing…only by the spoken word." I'm writing a devotional that parallels what Wilson's theme talks about, so I would welcome the opportunity to "hear" his perspective through his writer's voice. Thank you, for making this available. Perhaps one day next year, you'll be offering free copies of my devotional.

  • J.R. Hamilton

    "Out of nothing…only by the spoken word." I'm writing a devotional that parallels what Wilson's theme talks about, so I would welcome the opportunity to "hear" his perspective through his writer's voice. Thank you, for making this available. Perhaps one day next year, you'll be offering free copies of my devotional.

  • Mary Ann

    I am intrigued by this interview and book! God indeed is and Artist and Poet. Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl sounds like a classic! Pls send me copy.

  • Mary Ann

    I am intrigued by this interview and book! God indeed is and Artist and Poet. Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl sounds like a classic! Pls send me copy.

  • Gramdma Barbie

    Wow,Thank you for this great interview..I am so curious and I have 6 little grand kids that are too.Values are caught not taught! I would love to read this book. In His care for you and me.Grandma Barbie