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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  • Diane

    I would like a copy of this new book by ND. Great idea.

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

      I would like the book. I thought his whole take on God was interesting and looks to be a great read!

  • Diane

    I would like a copy of this new book by ND. Great idea.

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

      I would like the book. I thought his whole take on God was interesting and looks to be a great read!

  • david

    sounds like a very interesting book, would love to check it out.

  • http://www.motominister.com/ Mike Wade

    "Rediscover" is a tantalizing word. I'm in.

  • http://www.motominister.com Mike Wade

    "Rediscover" is a tantalizing word. I'm in.

  • david

    sounds like a very interesting book, would love to check it out.

  • Perry

    Michael,

    Your book recommendations have proven to be a excellent guide for me when I’m looking for something new and interesting. I’ll look forward to reading this one as well.

  • Hans

    I stay tuned to all of Michael Hyatt's publishings on the internet, so that's why I'm here now – b/c he had a big announcement this morning. Can't wait to read the book on such a high recommendation.

  • Hans

    I stay tuned to all of Michael Hyatt's publishings on the internet, so that's why I'm here now – b/c he had a big announcement this morning. Can't wait to read the book on such a high recommendation.

  • Perry

    Michael,

    Your book recommendations have proven to be a excellent guide for me when I’m looking for something new and interesting. I’ll look forward to reading this one as well.

  • http://levittmike.wordpress.com/ Michael Levitt

    N.D.'s comments on how small we really are. Our problems seem huge to us, but when we take time to reflect on how big God is, it stops us right in our tracks (or at least I pray it does for others.)

    This book is for everyone. Can't wait to read and share.

    Blessings!

  • http://levittmike.wordpress.com Michael Levitt

    N.D.'s comments on how small we really are. Our problems seem huge to us, but when we take time to reflect on how big God is, it stops us right in our tracks (or at least I pray it does for others.)

    This book is for everyone. Can't wait to read and share.

    Blessings!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidKetter David Ketter

    That he has the guts to address the problem of pain with postmoderns shows that this man has a boldness that is rare among authors….I would be VERY interested in seeing this style of postmodern apologetics (especially as a soft postmodern).

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

    "The wonder and the big-ness of God…" I could always use another reminder about these things.

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

    "The wonder and the big-ness of God…" I could always use another reminder about these things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidKetter David Ketter

    That he has the guts to address the problem of pain with postmoderns shows that this man has a boldness that is rare among authors….I would be VERY interested in seeing this style of postmodern apologetics (especially as a soft postmodern).

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

    ND appears to be an ancient-future author who can relate to a large audience. I look forward to the read.

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

    ND appears to be an ancient-future author who can relate to a large audience. I look forward to the read.

  • http://www.back40life.com/ Jodi

    I enjoyed hearing that this book appeals to the emotions & not just the logical mind – I'm a fairly logical person, so it's easy to get caught up in knowing about God without enough focus on just knowing God. Looking forward to it!

  • http://www.back40life.com Jodi

    I enjoyed hearing that this book appeals to the emotions & not just the logical mind – I'm a fairly logical person, so it's easy to get caught up in knowing about God without enough focus on just knowing God. Looking forward to it!

  • http://www.iamahappyman.com/ Jon Smith

    I’m reading from a BlackBerry, so I can’t watch the video yet. But I read an excerpt from the book where Wilson was writing about snow. His stream-of-conciousness-like writing style is so interesting. I’d love to read it.

  • http://anam-cara.typepad.com/ Shelia

    Mike, I am intrigued and can't wait to read the book. Also, props on once again using social media so effectively. :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bobbie71 bobbie71

    I really love the tilt-a-whirl imagination – it was my favorite ride growing up. He says this is a book about imagination and wonder. I love the idea that this world is God's art.

  • http://www.matthewbowe.com/ Matthew Bowe

    First, thanks for the interview. That is a gift in and of itself. The book seems like it will be a tremendous success. In the Christian world we need to stop thinking linear and think more like our God. We've come to worship order instead of our God. Worshiping our God, brings order.

    I look forward to reading this book and spreading the news about it.

  • http://www.iamahappyman.com Jon Smith

    I’m reading from a BlackBerry, so I can’t watch the video yet. But I read an excerpt from the book where Wilson was writing about snow. His stream-of-conciousness-like writing style is so interesting. I’d love to read it.

  • http://www.matthewbowe.com Matthew Bowe

    First, thanks for the interview. That is a gift in and of itself. The book seems like it will be a tremendous success. In the Christian world we need to stop thinking linear and think more like our God. We've come to worship order instead of our God. Worshiping our God, brings order.

    I look forward to reading this book and spreading the news about it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bobbie71 bobbie71

    I really love the tilt-a-whirl imagination – it was my favorite ride growing up. He says this is a book about imagination and wonder. I love the idea that this world is God's art.

  • http://anam-cara.typepad.com Shelia

    Mike, I am intrigued and can't wait to read the book. Also, props on once again using social media so effectively. :)

  • http://scottdickson.net/ Scott D

    I love Donald Miller. Your comment about Wilson's style really peaked my interest. I'd love to read the book.

  • http://scottdickson.net Scott D

    I love Donald Miller. Your comment about Wilson's style really peaked my interest. I'd love to read the book.

  • http://www.kathleenfuller.com/ Kathy Fuller

    I liked what he said about the God being so big, while we're so small. Considering our insignificance compared to His, its amazing He cares so much and is so interested in our lives. I'd love to read the rest of the book.

  • http://www.kathleenfuller.com Kathy Fuller

    I liked what he said about the God being so big, while we're so small. Considering our insignificance compared to His, its amazing He cares so much and is so interested in our lives. I'd love to read the rest of the book.

  • Mark C

    Awesome! I would love to read the book.

  • Sue Eden

    Childlike faith…being like a child. That is a good goal.

  • Sue Eden

    Childlike faith…being like a child. That is a good goal.

  • Mark C

    Awesome! I would love to read the book.

  • http://www.savingpastorryan.blogspot.com/ Ryan Nilsen

    I thought the image of the tilt-a-whirl captured the circular patterns God takes us on through life. That process is so enriching and maturing. I’, looking forward to reading the book!

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

    I would love to read this book. I have been looking for a post-modern apologetic to use in our StartPoint groups at our church. I love the metaphors that Wilson uses. I think it will really connect with those who have legitimate questions about the gospel.
    Thanks for writing this book.
    Blessings,
    Dave Baldwin

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

    I would love to read this book. I have been looking for a post-modern apologetic to use in our StartPoint groups at our church. I love the metaphors that Wilson uses. I think it will really connect with those who have legitimate questions about the gospel.
    Thanks for writing this book.
    Blessings,
    Dave Baldwin

  • http://www.savingpastorryan.blogspot.com Ryan Nilsen

    I thought the image of the tilt-a-whirl captured the circular patterns God takes us on through life. That process is so enriching and maturing. I’, looking forward to reading the book!

  • http://www.thisclassicallife.com/weblog kristen

    I want to give it a read!

  • http://thoughtsthatmove.blogspot.com/ Wendy

    I'm reading this book right now and it's becoming a fast favorite! I enjoyed watching this interview and I'm underlining like crazy as I read Notes…
    ~ Wendy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513096586 Theresa Jackson

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I appreciate Thomas Nelson for their blogger program. It has provided me with many hours of good reading. I have a bookstore and it is a blessing to be able to read the books I offer. I loved "Jesus Calling" so much that I am buying and selling it by the case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513096586 Theresa Jackson

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I appreciate Thomas Nelson for their blogger program. It has provided me with many hours of good reading. I have a bookstore and it is a blessing to be able to read the books I offer. I loved "Jesus Calling" so much that I am buying and selling it by the case.

  • http://thoughtsthatmove.blogspot.com/ Wendy

    I'm reading this book right now and it's becoming a fast favorite! I enjoyed watching this interview and I'm underlining like crazy as I read Notes…
    ~ Wendy

  • http://www.thisclassicallife.com/weblog kristen

    I want to give it a read!

  • Chad Hardy

    I love the idea of being able to look at the world with "childish" eyes. That ignites a spark in me. I would love to be able to look at the world with a new set of eyes. I am looking forward to reading the book.

  • Chad Hardy

    I love the idea of being able to look at the world with "childish" eyes. That ignites a spark in me. I would love to be able to look at the world with a new set of eyes. I am looking forward to reading the book.

  • http://ronllane.blogspot.com/ Ron Lane

    He has a really interesting analogy of the World, a really good interview. I would like to win a copy.

  • Janet

    I have heard so much about this book from you on Twitter I can’t wait to read it.

  • https://twitter.com/nate_downey Nate Downey

    I could always use a little more “wonder at the big-ness of God.” Looking forward to reading this book

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

    this theory of a huge and infinite god in our tiny world is fascinating. thanks for promoting the book so well.

  • http://ronllane.blogspot.com/ Ron Lane

    He has a really interesting analogy of the World, a really good interview. I would like to win a copy.

  • Janet

    I have heard so much about this book from you on Twitter I can’t wait to read it.

  • https://twitter.com/nate_downey Nate Downey

    I could always use a little more “wonder at the big-ness of God.” Looking forward to reading this book

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

    this theory of a huge and infinite god in our tiny world is fascinating. thanks for promoting the book so well.

  • http://www.scottmeyer.wordpress.com/ scott meyer

    Michael,
    Thanks for the sharing your great finds. I look forward to reading and sharing this book. Grace & Peace…
    Scott

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

    Three things intrigue me.

    1. A combination of Chesterton, Lewis, Joyce? Who could not be curious with that combination of writing, philosophy, and story-telling?

    2. Wilson mentions the "wonder" of God. I don't run to the bookstore for every new book on apologetics. I rarely take the ones I have from my shelf. Too often they are dry. N. D Wilson talks of exploring the wonder of God. I don't think we can look at the facts and knowledge of God without that wonder.

    3. Wilson doesn't say if my book changes lives I'll be happy. Instead, he says if people are passionate, love or hate it, then I've done my job. He wants to engage people. Sounds like Wilson is going to let God do the changing.

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

      I really appreciate the 3rd point above…passion is the one of the most important drivers in our personal lives as well as every other part of our existence. Jim Neal, formerly CEO of Dad, The Family Shepherd, when he was my boss at World Vision 26 years ago, once said, "Isn't is amazing how many Christians are passionate about the things they are against, not the things they are for?" Still holds true today….

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

    Great interview. I will never look at a squirrel fight the same way again! My interest is peaked by the notion of telling an atheist "my picture is prettier tan yours".

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

    Three things intrigue me.

    1. A combination of Chesterton, Lewis, Joyce? Who could not be curious with that combination of writing, philosophy, and story-telling?

    2. Wilson mentions the "wonder" of God. I don't run to the bookstore for every new book on apologetics. I rarely take the ones I have from my shelf. Too often they are dry. N. D Wilson talks of exploring the wonder of God. I don't think we can look at the facts and knowledge of God without that wonder.

    3. Wilson doesn't say if my book changes lives I'll be happy. Instead, he says if people are passionate, love or hate it, then I've done my job. He wants to engage people. Sounds like Wilson is going to let God do the changing.

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

      I really appreciate the 3rd point above…passion is the one of the most important drivers in our personal lives as well as every other part of our existence. Jim Neal, formerly CEO of Dad, The Family Shepherd, when he was my boss at World Vision 26 years ago, once said, "Isn't is amazing how many Christians are passionate about the things they are against, not the things they are for?" Still holds true today….

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

    Great interview. I will never look at a squirrel fight the same way again! My interest is peaked by the notion of telling an atheist "my picture is prettier tan yours".

  • http://www.scottmeyer.wordpress.com scott meyer

    Michael,
    Thanks for the sharing your great finds. I look forward to reading and sharing this book. Grace & Peace…
    Scott

  • http://bloggin-dazs.blogspot.com/ Angie B.

    I'd love to get a copy. Our family has enjoyed Wilson's children's books as well as the magazine he edits ("Credenda Agenda") and am sure we'd enjoy this book as well. Thanks for holding this giveaway.

  • http://bloggin-dazs.blogspot.com Angie B.

    I'd love to get a copy. Our family has enjoyed Wilson's children's books as well as the magazine he edits ("Credenda Agenda") and am sure we'd enjoy this book as well. Thanks for holding this giveaway.

  • John MacAdam

    Excited for my chances :)

  • http://twitter.com/rng888 @rng888

    I'd love to check this book that seems to present the Creator in a non-conventional manner.

  • http://twitter.com/rng888 @rng888

    I'd love to check this book that seems to present the Creator in a non-conventional manner.

  • John MacAdam

    Excited for my chances :)

  • http://meghannfife.blogspot.com/ Meghan Fife

    “Unless you become like one of these [children] you will never enter the Kingdom of God.”

    Lord, help us all to become more child-like in our faith in You.

    I’m looking forward to reading this book very much.

    Thanks for the incentive, Michael!

  • http://www.lautsbaugh.com/ Lindsey Lautsbaugh

    looking forward to reading it!

  • http://www.menofpurpose.org/ Keith Fife

    What an awesome concept. The idea of God still "actively" speaking resonnates and speaks to me personally. I would love to read this book and share it with others.

  • http://meghannfife.blogspot.com Meghan Fife

    “Unless you become like one of these [children] you will never enter the Kingdom of God.”

    Lord, help us all to become more child-like in our faith in You.

    I’m looking forward to reading this book very much.

    Thanks for the incentive, Michael!

  • http://www.menofpurpose.org Keith Fife

    What an awesome concept. The idea of God still "actively" speaking resonnates and speaks to me personally. I would love to read this book and share it with others.

  • http://www.lautsbaugh.com Lindsey Lautsbaugh

    looking forward to reading it!

  • http://joeysparks.net/ Joey

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love a copy. Thanks for all you & TN do!

  • http://joeysparks.net Joey

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love a copy. Thanks for all you & TN do!

  • http://www.livethevapor.com/ Brent Lowry

    I like his explanation of how God spoke the world into existance and is still speaking. Every day God is speaking into my life because He created me for a purpose.

  • http://www.livethevapor.com Brent Lowry

    I like his explanation of how God spoke the world into existance and is still speaking. Every day God is speaking into my life because He created me for a purpose.

  • George Price

    I think the comments about seeing God in ways that we have become oblivious to noticing. That we have forgotten how to be childish. A Child sees so much more in this world. Especially the wonder of God.

  • David Morris

    Anytime you mention an author in the same sentence as C.S. Lewis, you have peaked my interest…I would love to read this.

  • George Price

    I think the comments about seeing God in ways that we have become oblivious to noticing. That we have forgotten how to be childish. A Child sees so much more in this world. Especially the wonder of God.

  • David Morris

    Anytime you mention an author in the same sentence as C.S. Lewis, you have peaked my interest…I would love to read this.

  • WelshHerbie

    Sounds an awesome read! N.D. was exactly correct in saying that we go out of the front door hassled with all the things we have to do, and completely forget to look up and around us. A lot of Christians, and certainly religions, envisage God as over there somewhere, they pray ‘God, if you can be bothered with us, could you please leave far more important things and listen to us’ – but God is present with us always! As N.D. says, just look around! Glad to have had the book brought to my attention. Will be getting the book soon, free or not!

  • WelshHerbie

    Sounds an awesome read! N.D. was exactly correct in saying that we go out of the front door hassled with all the things we have to do, and completely forget to look up and around us. A lot of Christians, and certainly religions, envisage God as over there somewhere, they pray ‘God, if you can be bothered with us, could you please leave far more important things and listen to us’ – but God is present with us always! As N.D. says, just look around! Glad to have had the book brought to my attention. Will be getting the book soon, free or not!

  • Lovecajunfood

    I'm interested in his interaction with theodicy in a unique way. Thanks for this link and the interview. i look forward to reading the book!

  • Lovecajunfood

    I'm interested in his interaction with theodicy in a unique way. Thanks for this link and the interview. i look forward to reading the book!

  • http://www.susanbarneswriter.com/ Susan

    Having trouble with the video but would love to read the book.

  • http://www.susanbarneswriter.com Susan

    Having trouble with the video but would love to read the book.

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

    I've heard good things about the book and would like to look through a copy.

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

    I've heard good things about the book and would like to look through a copy.

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

    Would love to read this book Michael – any comparison to CS Lewis piques my interest! Been pondering the bigness of God recently myself and would love to hear what Wilson has to say about it.

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

    Would love to read this book Michael – any comparison to CS Lewis piques my interest! Been pondering the bigness of God recently myself and would love to hear what Wilson has to say about it.

  • doglvr4evr

    I am always looking for reading material that challenges me, and gives me new ways of thinking and insight. When we stop learning, we get into trouble. Very appreciative of the opportunity for the interview, which adds to the "want to" read it.

  • Dale Hart

    Terrific interview. I really enjoyed his comment about the childish way in which the book is written and he looks at life. Scripture emplores us to do just that – to be as little children – and I think his explanation is maybe one of the best I have heard on that command.

  • doglvr4evr

    I am always looking for reading material that challenges me, and gives me new ways of thinking and insight. When we stop learning, we get into trouble. Very appreciative of the opportunity for the interview, which adds to the "want to" read it.

  • Dale Hart

    Terrific interview. I really enjoyed his comment about the childish way in which the book is written and he looks at life. Scripture emplores us to do just that – to be as little children – and I think his explanation is maybe one of the best I have heard on that command.

  • http://www.laurelwreathsreflections.com/ Lori

    I would love a coypy!!

  • http://www.laurelwreathsreflections.com Lori

    I would love a coypy!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emuelle1 Eric S. Mueller

    I'd love to get a copy of the book so I can join in the conversation.

  • http://twitter.com/Peach3Rose @Peach3Rose

    I'd love to read the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emuelle1 Eric S. Mueller

    I'd love to get a copy of the book so I can join in the conversation.

  • http://twitter.com/Peach3Rose @Peach3Rose

    I'd love to read the book.

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

    I liked N.D.'s take on being able to use emotional and philosophical arguments to talk about God. Too many times I think Christians resort to merely logical arguments, and when those fail their emotional arguments are overwrought. I'd be very interested in reading more about how he fleshes this out. Thanks!

  • http://wordsharpeners.wordpress.com/ TameraLynnKraft

    I'd love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

    I would like a copy of the book please! Thanks!

  • http://www.laurelwreathsreflections.com/ Lori

    Oh and how big and the wonder of God.

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

    nothing like getting a book "out of nothing" – I'd love a copy of the book.

  • http://www.laurelwreathsreflections.com Lori

    Oh and how big and the wonder of God.

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

    I would like a copy of the book please! Thanks!

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

    nothing like getting a book "out of nothing" – I'd love a copy of the book.

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

    I liked N.D.'s take on being able to use emotional and philosophical arguments to talk about God. Too many times I think Christians resort to merely logical arguments, and when those fail their emotional arguments are overwrought. I'd be very interested in reading more about how he fleshes this out. Thanks!

  • http://wordsharpeners.wordpress.com/ TameraLynnKraft

    I'd love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • http://sandraking-beholding-god.blogspot.com/ Sandra King

    I spent 15 minutes sitting on a curb a few years ago after a ride on a grownup Tilt-a-Whirl. Last year I rode a kiddy one with my granddaughter and didn’t have a hint of nausea. I acted childish and loved it. That was a surprise! I like N.D.’s whole analogy of God as a continually active artist in this world that spins while it’s spinning. That thought alone is enough to make me dizzy if I think about it too long. But as big as God is, He is still here dancing with ME and ready to catch ME if I fall. I don’t want to be numb to the wonders of His world as I grow older. I’ll be anxious to read this book with childish and childlike eyes!

  • http://sandraking-beholding-god.blogspot.com/ Sandra King

    I spent 15 minutes sitting on a curb a few years ago after a ride on a grownup Tilt-a-Whirl. Last year I rode a kiddy one with my granddaughter and didn’t have a hint of nausea. I acted childish and loved it. That was a surprise! I like N.D.’s whole analogy of God as a continually active artist in this world that spins while it’s spinning. That thought alone is enough to make me dizzy if I think about it too long. But as big as God is, He is still here dancing with ME and ready to catch ME if I fall. I don’t want to be numb to the wonders of His world as I grow older. I’ll be anxious to read this book with childish and childlike eyes!

  • alice

    I'd like a copy, please.

  • Mark L.

    I would like to read this book. His comment on God continuing to speak the world – His part of involvement even today. Interested in his viewpoint.

  • http://www.healthyspiritulity.org/ Jean Wise

    so often we ignore the wonder of God. Thanks for telling me about this book. I look forward to reading it.

  • http://www.healthyspiritulity.org Jean Wise

    so often we ignore the wonder of God. Thanks for telling me about this book. I look forward to reading it.

  • Mark L.

    I would like to read this book. His comment on God continuing to speak the world – His part of involvement even today. Interested in his viewpoint.

  • alice

    I'd like a copy, please.

  • http://oklahomajanetbroyles.blogspot.com/ J F BROYLES

    Is this where I can win a copy of the book for the first 100 who respond? Saw it on Twitter.
    marygrahamRT @MichaelHyatt Get your copy of N.D. Wilson’s new book FREE. (Limited to first 100 people who ask.) http://tr.im/tuI1

  • http://oklahomajanetbroyles.blogspot.com/ J F BROYLES

    Is this where I can win a copy of the book for the first 100 who respond? Saw it on Twitter.
    marygrahamRT @MichaelHyatt Get your copy of N.D. Wilson’s new book FREE. (Limited to first 100 people who ask.) http://tr.im/tuI1

  • http://pollywogcreek.blogspot.com/ Patricia Hunter

    "What was it that N.D. said in the video that piqued (my) interest?"

    First of all, his smile, I was drawn in by his countenance that somehow conveys authenticity. I thought, "he really does experience wide-eyed wonder," but I was hooked when he said that he wanted people to look over his shoulder and "see what I see" with "childlike wonder".

    Thank you so much for the interview and the generous offer of a free book.

  • http://pollywogcreek.blogspot.com Patricia Hunter

    "What was it that N.D. said in the video that piqued (my) interest?"

    First of all, his smile, I was drawn in by his countenance that somehow conveys authenticity. I thought, "he really does experience wide-eyed wonder," but I was hooked when he said that he wanted people to look over his shoulder and "see what I see" with "childlike wonder".

    Thank you so much for the interview and the generous offer of a free book.

  • Trey

    Looking forward to reading it.

  • Stephanie

    You do such a great job of getting people excited about books! I can't wait to read this new book!

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

    I appreciate the notion of the solar system being like a tilt a whirl. Apparently random, with an order behneath.

  • Trey

    Looking forward to reading it.

  • Stephanie

    You do such a great job of getting people excited about books! I can't wait to read this new book!

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

    I appreciate the notion of the solar system being like a tilt a whirl. Apparently random, with an order behneath.

  • http://lindylou-abbott.blogspot.com/ Lindy

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I read a lot and it seems very interesting. Lindy

  • http://www.allthingsizabella.typepad.com/ Iz Holidae

    Yes, Please! Continually amazed at how you have your finger on the pulse, so to speak.

  • Roger Griffith

    This sounds like a great book. I look forward to reading it.

    Roger Griffith

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

    Well, I'm in. Very interesting. Thanks for the gracious gesture, Michael. ch:

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mthtchr2 Robin Walsh Gerzema

    I would love to read this book and share with my study group!

  • http://evaulian-thebestoftheworst.blogspot.com/ Eva Ulian

    This must be a sign I have to start reading again! I am delighted Thomas Nelson always comes up with such redeeming ideas- thanks of course to the CEO there. Again thanks for the opportunity.

  • Bill

    Thanks, looking forward to reading it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/stretch983 stretch983

    I'm intrigued by this book and the author's writing style. I can't wait to read it.

  • http://faithfictionfriends.blogspot.com/ Glynn Young

    Would love toread it! Sign me up!

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

    Can I have a copy, please? I'm an old fan of Nate's…

  • http://twitter.com/aWolgs @aWolgs

    I enjoyed the sample of the book that's available on Amazon, and I'd love to rest! Thanks much.

  • http://lindylou-abbott.blogspot.com Lindy

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I read a lot and it seems very interesting. Lindy

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

    Can I have a copy, please? I'm an old fan of Nate's…

  • http://www.allthingsizabella.typepad.com Iz Holidae

    Yes, Please! Continually amazed at how you have your finger on the pulse, so to speak.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/stretch983 stretch983

    I'm intrigued by this book and the author's writing style. I can't wait to read it.

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

    Well, I'm in. Very interesting. Thanks for the gracious gesture, Michael. ch:

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mthtchr2 Robin Walsh Gerzema

    I would love to read this book and share with my study group!

  • http://evaulian-thebestoftheworst.blogspot.com/ Eva Ulian

    This must be a sign I have to start reading again! I am delighted Thomas Nelson always comes up with such redeeming ideas- thanks of course to the CEO there. Again thanks for the opportunity.

  • Bill

    Thanks, looking forward to reading it.

  • http://faithfictionfriends.blogspot.com Glynn Young

    Would love toread it! Sign me up!

  • http://twitter.com/aWolgs @aWolgs

    I enjoyed the sample of the book that's available on Amazon, and I'd love to rest! Thanks much.

  • Roger Griffith

    This sounds like a great book. I look forward to reading it.

    Roger Griffith

  • http://www.sermonfire.blogspot.com/ Logan Paschke

    I'd love to read about his unique writing style, and especially the creation ex-nihilo part and the problem of evil part.

  • Jay

    The squirrel fight caught my interest. I'd like a copy of this book. Thanks!

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

    Ok I'm hooked. Squirrels, Childish, this must be good. Please send me the book.

  • @SaraHoy

    I'm intrigued by this new book & would like to read it

  • http://www.pensieve.me/ Robin ~ PENSIEVE

    An aesthetic justification for the use of evil in art? Hmmm, interesting perspective…certainly never thought about THAT before!

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

    As a christian bored with so many typical christian books and as a wannabe writer – I want to read this book.

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

    "The wonder at the bigness of God and the bigness of God's world…." I love this quote and I'd love to read the book.

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

    As a christian bored with so many typical christian books and as a wannabe writer – I want to read this book.

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

    "The wonder at the bigness of God and the bigness of God's world…." I love this quote and I'd love to read the book.

  • http://www.pensieve.me Robin ~ PENSIEVE

    An aesthetic justification for the use of evil in art? Hmmm, interesting perspective…certainly never thought about THAT before!

  • @SaraHoy

    I'm intrigued by this new book & would like to read it

  • Jay

    The squirrel fight caught my interest. I'd like a copy of this book. Thanks!

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

    Ok I'm hooked. Squirrels, Childish, this must be good. Please send me the book.

  • http://www.sermonfire.blogspot.com Logan Paschke

    I'd love to read about his unique writing style, and especially the creation ex-nihilo part and the problem of evil part.

  • http://www.BobAllenAudio.com/ Bob Allen

    If George Grant recommends it, I should read it. Sounds very intriguing… looking forward to getting a copy

  • http://www.scottmeyer.wordpress.com/ scott meyer

    Thanks for sharing Mike.
    Grace & Peace

  • http://guychmieleski.blogspot.com/ guy chmieleski

    love to learn more about what he means by evil being an "emotional" struggle!

  • http://www.scottmeyer.wordpress.com scott meyer

    Thanks for sharing Mike.
    Grace & Peace

  • http://guychmieleski.blogspot.com/ guy chmieleski

    love to learn more about what he means by evil being an "emotional" struggle!

  • http://www.BobAllenAudio.com Bob Allen

    If George Grant recommends it, I should read it. Sounds very intriguing… looking forward to getting a copy

  • http://www.facebook.com/joyce.dierschke Joyce Dierschke

    I would love to read this book!

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

    Hi Michael,
    What strikes me about ND is that he is new, original and fresh. Not that he's saying anything new, it's more his approach and view. I say that only have read your comments, not seeing the video, I could not get it to work for some reason. The idea of the different authors you mention and the combination of how he might bring those together, is what really piques my interest. My hunch is that in the book, he'll make some connections to things that otherwise might have seem disconnected, much like Malcom Gladwell does, causing you to see the world in a new way (echoing your thought). I'd certainly like a copy !

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

    I like both CS Lewis and Donald Miller so this sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

    I like both CS Lewis and Donald Miller so this sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

    Hi Michael,
    What strikes me about ND is that he is new, original and fresh. Not that he's saying anything new, it's more his approach and view. I say that only have read your comments, not seeing the video, I could not get it to work for some reason. The idea of the different authors you mention and the combination of how he might bring those together, is what really piques my interest. My hunch is that in the book, he'll make some connections to things that otherwise might have seem disconnected, much like Malcom Gladwell does, causing you to see the world in a new way (echoing your thought). I'd certainly like a copy !

  • http://www.facebook.com/joyce.dierschke Joyce Dierschke

    I would love to read this book!

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

    Great thoughts on the "bigness" of God. Sometimes we forget how big our God is in relation to how big our problems seem… Look at Nehemiah 4:14. Would love to read the entire book!!

  • Melissa Baker Nguyen

    I would love to check out a copy of his new book!

  • Melissa Baker Nguyen

    I would love to check out a copy of his new book!

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

    Great thoughts on the "bigness" of God. Sometimes we forget how big our God is in relation to how big our problems seem… Look at Nehemiah 4:14. Would love to read the entire book!!

  • http://www.shessothere.com/ Sweetie

    I'd love to have one of the copies!

  • drjeking

    Michael,
    I, too, have 4 childre–the oldest being 7. And with sheer delight our children do indeed look @ the world with great big eyes. I've learned from them to reimagine a world where God continually speaks our existence in song–how awesome it is to be a note on His score! Oh, to be joyfully childish! I'd love to read N.D.'s book! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://twitter.com/acetuk @acetuk

    The idea of rediscovering the love of reading really excites me. I have tried many times recently and never quite got to where I want to be with picking up a book.

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

    I'd love to read the new book. Thanks for the opportunity

  • http://twitter.com/acetuk @acetuk

    The idea of rediscovering the love of reading really excites me. I have tried many times recently and never quite got to where I want to be with picking up a book.

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

    I'd love to read the new book. Thanks for the opportunity

  • http://www.shessothere.com Sweetie

    I'd love to have one of the copies!

  • drjeking

    Michael,
    I, too, have 4 childre–the oldest being 7. And with sheer delight our children do indeed look @ the world with great big eyes. I've learned from them to reimagine a world where God continually speaks our existence in song–how awesome it is to be a note on His score! Oh, to be joyfully childish! I'd love to read N.D.'s book! Thanks for sharing!

  • David

    I was just thinking this morning that I should fid a new book to read and then I saw your tweet. I would love a copy!

  • SLD

    I would love to read this book! SD

  • http://tooblessed4myowngood.blogspot.com/ Candy

    Yes, I'd love to read this! Great interview!

  • http://twitter.com/speli @speli

    What a great way to get some good reading in – thanks Michael!

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

    Evil is an emotional problem, not a logical problem. Never thought of it that way, but true. And it's great to see Michael in the video after seeing only pics!__Keep up the good work.

  • David

    I was just thinking this morning that I should fid a new book to read and then I saw your tweet. I would love a copy!

  • SLD

    I would love to read this book! SD

  • http://tooblessed4myowngood.blogspot.com Candy

    Yes, I'd love to read this! Great interview!

  • http://twitter.com/speli @speli

    What a great way to get some good reading in – thanks Michael!

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

    Evil is an emotional problem, not a logical problem. Never thought of it that way, but true. And it's great to see Michael in the video after seeing only pics!__Keep up the good work.

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

    I would love a copy! I love your blog.Thanks

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

    I would love a copy. Especially as a leader in my 20's I often feel that I see the world as a post-modern, but it is spoken about almost as a curse word in many church circles. It'd be great to hear his take on reconciling that way of processing the world with the Gospel.

  • http://www.daillyreflectionsforsingleparents.blogspot.com/ Scoti Domeij

    First, I think the carrot and stick way you motivated us to look at the video is brilliant! Being a creative, I'm intrigued by his creative approach. I often tire of the logical approach. Loved it when he said, "I'm here like a vowel in a word." And I totally relate to "the problem of evil is an emotional, not a logical problem." I thought his statement about "Tell atheists my picture is prettier than yours." was hilarious!

  • peggy

    I like the idea that this is God's art

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

    I would love a copy. Especially as a leader in my 20's I often feel that I see the world as a post-modern, but it is spoken about almost as a curse word in many church circles. It'd be great to hear his take on reconciling that way of processing the world with the Gospel.

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

    I would love a copy! I love your blog.Thanks

  • peggy

    I like the idea that this is God's art

  • http://www.daillyreflectionsforsingleparents.blogspot.com Scoti Domeij

    First, I think the carrot and stick way you motivated us to look at the video is brilliant! Being a creative, I'm intrigued by his creative approach. I often tire of the logical approach. Loved it when he said, "I'm here like a vowel in a word." And I totally relate to "the problem of evil is an emotional, not a logical problem." I thought his statement about "Tell atheists my picture is prettier than yours." was hilarious!

  • Sarah Oeri

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  • http://www.deathtosermons.com/ Barry

    book please!

  • http://twitter.com/jshirk Jordan S.

    The wonder of what God has done for us. We are so small in relation to how big He is, yet He cares so much for us. Amazing thought.

  • Daniel Michael

    Thanks Michael. The dinner conversation sounded like one that I wish I were there. Thanks for the free book.

  • Daniel Michael

    Thanks Michael. The dinner conversation sounded like one that I wish I were there. Thanks for the free book.

  • http://www.deathtosermons.com Barry

    book please!

  • http://twitter.com/jshirk Jordan S.

    The wonder of what God has done for us. We are so small in relation to how big He is, yet He cares so much for us. Amazing thought.

  • Sarah Oeri

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  • Trent Cornwell

    God continues to speak the world nto existence.. I really want to read more about this.

  • Trent Cornwell

    God continues to speak the world nto existence.. I really want to read more about this.

  • http://thebookbuzz.multiply.com/ Misha_P

    Sounds like a good read! Haven’t had one in a while. I’d love to get a copy. Thank you :)

  • Braxton Haynes

    A couple of points stood out to me – first, just the entire concept of a “tilt-a-whirl” rings true for me, because that’s exactly what this life feels like. Also, the idea of expressing ideas in a “childISH” manner appeals to me.

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

    i love the squirrel analogy … it is so easy to forget the wonders that God creates … I'd love a copy of the book!

  • Cassie Greutman

    Any book that makes me think about the largeness of God is a great book for me.

    Thanks

  • http://pursuingyahweh.net/ Bryan Patrick

    Michael,

    I would love to receive a copy of this book. Actually what piqued my interest was when you said that this is an "apologetics for postmoderns."

    Looking forward to it!
    -BP

  • Geoffrey

    How intriging, your description of this book, although I am not christian, has given me the desire to read it.

    Is your offer opened to foreigners?

  • http://twitter.com/maljr @maljr

    I really liked the idea that God is still involved in this world… and that he is still concerned with us even though we just a small microcosm of this world.

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

    Love the metaphor of the tilt-a-whirl. I grew up in the Midwest and have ridden lots of tilt-a-whirl in county fairs and can totally relate. My interest is always piqued by a challenge to get a better perspective of who I am in the greatness of God's creation.

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

    As a Children's Pastor, I love the "see the world as a child" idea. So much of what he said resonates with me. Can't wait to read it all. Thanks!

  • http://thebookbuzz.multiply.com Misha_P

    Sounds like a good read! Haven’t had one in a while. I’d love to get a copy. Thank you :)

  • http://twitter.com/maljr @maljr

    I really liked the idea that God is still involved in this world… and that he is still concerned with us even though we just a small microcosm of this world.

  • Braxton Haynes

    A couple of points stood out to me – first, just the entire concept of a “tilt-a-whirl” rings true for me, because that’s exactly what this life feels like. Also, the idea of expressing ideas in a “childISH” manner appeals to me.

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

    As a Children's Pastor, I love the "see the world as a child" idea. So much of what he said resonates with me. Can't wait to read it all. Thanks!

  • Geoffrey

    How intriging, your description of this book, although I am not christian, has given me the desire to read it.

    Is your offer opened to foreigners?

  • http://pursuingyahweh.net Bryan Patrick

    Michael,

    I would love to receive a copy of this book. Actually what piqued my interest was when you said that this is an "apologetics for postmoderns."

    Looking forward to it!
    -BP

  • Cassie Greutman

    Any book that makes me think about the largeness of God is a great book for me.

    Thanks

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

    Love the metaphor of the tilt-a-whirl. I grew up in the Midwest and have ridden lots of tilt-a-whirl in county fairs and can totally relate. My interest is always piqued by a challenge to get a better perspective of who I am in the greatness of God's creation.

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

    i love the squirrel analogy … it is so easy to forget the wonders that God creates … I'd love a copy of the book!

  • http://building-his-body.blogspot.com/ Anne Lang Bundy

    Re: N.D.'s remarks about the power of words: Absolutely! God uses them to give life, and conveys to us the same power.

    The most important healing God might use one of His servants to perform is speaking words of freedom from sin and guilt. (From my blog post on healing, published 12:00 am this morning.)

    The pen is mightier than the sword … because the sword can only destroy, while words can both give life … and destroy life. (Published to my blog 11-08-2009).

    YES! Please send me N.D.'s book.

  • http://building-his-body.blogspot.com/ Anne Lang Bundy

    Re: N.D.'s remarks about the power of words: Absolutely! God uses them to give life, and conveys to us the same power.

    The most important healing God might use one of His servants to perform is speaking words of freedom from sin and guilt. (From my blog post on healing, published 12:00 am this morning.)

    The pen is mightier than the sword … because the sword can only destroy, while words can both give life … and destroy life. (Published to my blog 11-08-2009).

    YES! Please send me N.D.'s book.

  • David Southern

    My eyes are not opened. At 46 I find my self living in the day to day. I continue to try and re-adjust what I am seeing. I want to watch a squirel fight!

  • David Southern

    My eyes are not opened. At 46 I find my self living in the day to day. I continue to try and re-adjust what I am seeing. I want to watch a squirel fight!

  • http://vesselproject.wordpress.com/ Gina Hendrix

    I would like a copy of this book. Thanks for offering it.

  • http://vesselproject.wordpress.com Gina Hendrix

    I would like a copy of this book. Thanks for offering it.

  • david mcgraw

    I look forward to reading this book. Thanks for sending me a copy.

  • Tracy Atcheson

    Would really enjoy a copy of this book. I really enjoy your posts about books and authors.

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

    Awesome interview. Please send me a copy. I can't wait to read the book.

  • david mcgraw

    I look forward to reading this book. Thanks for sending me a copy.

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

    Awesome interview. Please send me a copy. I can't wait to read the book.

  • Tracy Atcheson

    Would really enjoy a copy of this book. I really enjoy your posts about books and authors.

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

    Looks like I'm too late to the party to receive a free book, but I still want to read it, so I'll be adding it to my "to buy" list for the summer.

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

    Looks like I'm too late to the party to receive a free book, but I still want to read it, so I'll be adding it to my "to buy" list for the summer.

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

    Thanks for all you do with this blog and the information you provide…it is my "must read"…looking forward to reading the book! (Mike Biggs, http://www.Cottage12Book.com)

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

    Michael Hyatt has such a good track record for recommendations. I will read just about anything he asks me to read. Thanks for the book!

  • scott bailey

    I would definately like a copy of the book. Scott

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

    Would love to see God's creation through the eyes of a child.

  • http://twitter.com/ardale @ardale

    I would like a copy of the book, Michael. What do I do to get it?

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

    I believe I'm too late for the free book! Looks like an interesting read.

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

    Would love to see God's creation through the eyes of a child.

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

    Thanks for all you do with this blog and the information you provide…it is my "must read"…looking forward to reading the book! (Mike Biggs, http://www.Cottage12Book.com)

  • http://twitter.com/ardale @ardale

    I would like a copy of the book, Michael. What do I do to get it?

  • scott bailey

    I would definately like a copy of the book. Scott

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

    I believe I'm too late for the free book! Looks like an interesting read.

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

    Michael Hyatt has such a good track record for recommendations. I will read just about anything he asks me to read. Thanks for the book!

  • http://stepuptothecall.blogspot.com/ Larry Baxter

    Sounds like a great book, would love to read it.

    I liked in the video how he talks about the problem of evil as primarily an emotional problem rather than a logical one.

  • http://lindylou-abbott.blogspot.com/ Lindy

    I am making a second comment so I apologize for messing up your 100 comments number.

  • http://stepuptothecall.blogspot.com Larry Baxter

    Sounds like a great book, would love to read it.

    I liked in the video how he talks about the problem of evil as primarily an emotional problem rather than a logical one.

  • http://lindylou-abbott.blogspot.com Lindy

    I am making a second comment so I apologize for messing up your 100 comments number.

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

    Sounds like a good read… Haven't had one in a while :) Hope I qualify for a copy of the book. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/mikeymo1741 @mikeymo1741

    Wow, this sounds interesting. Can't wait to read it!

  • http://soulfari.blogspot.com/ Jay Cookingham

    God's wonder is a life theme for me. I believe I would love this book.__Peace,__Jay

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

    God's wonder is a life theme for me. I believe I would love this book.__Peace,__Jay

  • http://twitter.com/mikeymo1741 @mikeymo1741

    Wow, this sounds interesting. Can't wait to read it!

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

    Sounds like a good read… Haven't had one in a while :) Hope I qualify for a copy of the book. Thanks!

  • Calum

    With a write up like this how could I not want a copy. Thank you for your very generous offer and for your efforts to continue to reinvent the publishing industry. I know I am not the only one that appreciates it.

  • Calum

    With a write up like this how could I not want a copy. Thank you for your very generous offer and for your efforts to continue to reinvent the publishing industry. I know I am not the only one that appreciates it.

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

    Hey, I'd like to have a copy of the book by N.D. Loved the interview ;)

  • Dina

    Sounds great, cannot wait to read it!

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

    Would be grateful to read this book. Love that it focuses on imagination and the wonder and bigness–the wonder of all God has done, and how "it makes God 's care for us more impressive." That was my fav' part of the interview!

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

    Would be grateful to read this book. Love that it focuses on imagination and the wonder and bigness–the wonder of all God has done, and how "it makes God 's care for us more impressive." That was my fav' part of the interview!

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

    Hey, I'd like to have a copy of the book by N.D. Loved the interview ;)

  • Dina

    Sounds great, cannot wait to read it!

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

    I would like to get a copy.

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

    I would like to get a copy.

  • Andy

    I too have enjoyed his writing and reading it to my kids

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

    I would like a copy of this new book by ND. Thanks!

  • Shannon Baker

    Awesome! Just praying today about the power of the Word and God's story. I was so inspired! I trust that this book is inspiring as well! Thank you!

  • http://kanonclarity.com/ Greg Rittler

    I'd love a free copy Michael…thanks for the offer…

  • http://kanonclarity.com Greg Rittler

    I'd love a free copy Michael…thanks for the offer…

  • Shannon Baker

    Awesome! Just praying today about the power of the Word and God's story. I was so inspired! I trust that this book is inspiring as well! Thank you!

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

    I would like a copy of this new book by ND. Thanks!

  • Andy

    I too have enjoyed his writing and reading it to my kids

  • http://eloquacious.wordpress.com/ JoAnne Markov

    Oooh, yes please! I’d LOVE to read Nate’s new book!

  • Sele Mitchell

    I look forward to reading this book. Sounds inspirational.

  • Helen Kidd

    Anyone compared to C.S. Lewis intrigues me. Would love a copy. His comment about why he deliberately chose childish over childlike was terrific. Loved it.

  • Martin Driggers

    I have read N.D. for years in Credenda Agenda. Truly gifted. My kids love his other books! Thanks for bringing him to a new audience.

  • Martin Driggers

    I have read N.D. for years in Credenda Agenda. Truly gifted. My kids love his other books! Thanks for bringing him to a new audience.

  • Helen Kidd

    Anyone compared to C.S. Lewis intrigues me. Would love a copy. His comment about why he deliberately chose childish over childlike was terrific. Loved it.

  • http://eloquacious.wordpress.com JoAnne Markov

    Oooh, yes please! I’d LOVE to read Nate’s new book!

  • Sele Mitchell

    I look forward to reading this book. Sounds inspirational.

  • Nathan Maphet

    I’d like a copy. I’m curious what an aesthetic approach to the problem of evil is.

  • TJ Grant

    Looks like I’m too late, but I’d like a copy as well if possible.

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

      You are not too late. Be sure to email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com if you haven't already.

  • http://www.24sevenfaith.com/ WCP

    Read the “Look inside” at Amazon. I’m hooked.

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

    As an Christian Apologist myself, I'm looking forward to reading this book. The comparison to Chesterton and Lewis intrigues me.

  • Nathan Maphet

    I’d like a copy. I’m curious what an aesthetic approach to the problem of evil is.

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

    As an Christian Apologist myself, I'm looking forward to reading this book. The comparison to Chesterton and Lewis intrigues me.

  • TJ Grant

    Looks like I’m too late, but I’d like a copy as well if possible.

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

      You are not too late. Be sure to email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com if you haven't already.

  • http://www.24sevenfaith.com WCP

    Read the “Look inside” at Amazon. I’m hooked.

  • http://www.sprignhillacademy.net/ perry Coghlan

    I'm game. Sounds like a must read book.

  • Mark

    the tilt-a-whirl was my favorite ride at the fair growing up…..I was intrigued by N.D’s remark that the tilt-a-whirl ‘appears’ random. Sounds like an interesting take.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/supermoonman Steven Rossi

    Looking forward to reading this!

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

    The one thing that caught my attention in the interview was "evil is an emotional problem, not a logical one." Would love to get the book and discover more.

  • http://www.sprignhillacademy.net perry Coghlan

    I'm game. Sounds like a must read book.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/supermoonman Steven Rossi

    Looking forward to reading this!

  • Mark

    the tilt-a-whirl was my favorite ride at the fair growing up…..I was intrigued by N.D’s remark that the tilt-a-whirl ‘appears’ random. Sounds like an interesting take.

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

    The one thing that caught my attention in the interview was "evil is an emotional problem, not a logical one." Would love to get the book and discover more.

  • http://www.jasonyounglive.com/ Jason Young

    The blended writings C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller-now I am curious. I would love a copy.

  • http://www.jasonyounglive.com Jason Young

    The blended writings C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller-now I am curious. I would love a copy.

  • http://jbarr.wordpress.com/ Jeremy

    I'm excited about his discussion of evil and how he explains that it's not so much of a logical thing as an emotional thing. I'm really curious to see how he explains that.

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

    Sounds like a fantastic book – we could all become a little more childlike!

  • http://twitter.com/Ask4Prayer @Ask4Prayer

    Looking at this from an artistic and emotional level sounds intriguing.

  • http://twitter.com/Ask4Prayer @Ask4Prayer

    Looking at this from an artistic and emotional level sounds intriguing.

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

    Sounds like a fantastic book – we could all become a little more childlike!

  • http://jbarr.wordpress.com Jeremy

    I'm excited about his discussion of evil and how he explains that it's not so much of a logical thing as an emotional thing. I'm really curious to see how he explains that.

  • http://declamations.blogspot.com/ JohnWGorsky

    I’d love to check out N.D.’s book. What caught my interest in the interview was his concept that God is still creating. I’d really like to read more about what he means by that.

  • Nancy

    Mike, I would love to get a copy of it. It sounds like a great book

  • Justin

    Sounds intriguing. I’d love to get a copy!

  • http://www.healthfulsteps.blogspot.com/ Charity Gordon

    He says the book isn't written for children but it is childish. He wanted to look through a lens of a child. Children capture many things that we miss.
    I would love to have a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • http://scottandallison.wordpress.com/ Allison

    Hope it's not too late for this…
    I love the idea of both imagination & wonder…. Sometimes I think both get lost in the church. Very interesting! Can't wait to read it.

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

    What a recommendation: you describe N.D. Wilson as a "combined C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller." You'd get my interest even if he comes close to C.S. Lewis. The world needs another C.S. Lewis.

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

    I would love a copy, please.

  • http://www.healthfulsteps.blogspot.com/ Charity Gordon

    He says the book isn't written for children but it is childish. He wanted to look through a lens of a child. Children capture many things that we miss.
    I would love to have a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • http://declamations.blogspot.com/ JohnWGorsky

    I’d love to check out N.D.’s book. What caught my interest in the interview was his concept that God is still creating. I’d really like to read more about what he means by that.

  • Nancy

    Mike, I would love to get a copy of it. It sounds like a great book

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

    What a recommendation: you describe N.D. Wilson as a "combined C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller." You'd get my interest even if he comes close to C.S. Lewis. The world needs another C.S. Lewis.

  • Justin

    Sounds intriguing. I’d love to get a copy!

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

    I would love a copy, please.

  • http://scottandallison.wordpress.com Allison

    Hope it's not too late for this…
    I love the idea of both imagination & wonder…. Sometimes I think both get lost in the church. Very interesting! Can't wait to read it.

  • http://blog.greggstutts.com/ Gregg Stutts

    Mike,
    I’d love a copy if you haven’t hit the limit yet.

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

      Be sure to email your address to. The offer was extended to the first 250.

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

      Be sure to email your address too. The offer was extended to the first 250.

  • http://www.marakim.blogspot.com/ Mara Kim

    I’m a current TN book review blogger. Look forward in reading this book.

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

    Love the fact that Wilson's simply saying "see what I see"… I'd love a copy of this – many thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/WIN2 @WIN2

    Combining G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller, well then this is a must read. I would be very thankful to receive a copy.

  • http://blog.greggstutts.com/ Gregg Stutts

    Mike,
    I’d love a copy if you haven’t hit the limit yet.

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

      Be sure to email your address to. The offer was extended to the first 250.

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

      Be sure to email your address too. The offer was extended to the first 250.

  • http://twitter.com/WIN2 @WIN2

    Combining G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller, well then this is a must read. I would be very thankful to receive a copy.

  • http://www.marakim.blogspot.com Mara Kim

    I’m a current TN book review blogger. Look forward in reading this book.

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

    Love the fact that Wilson's simply saying "see what I see"… I'd love a copy of this – many thanks!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/micahf80 micahf80

    I'd like to check this book out to find out more about the author's ideas on God's art and the continuing of it on a daily basis.

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

    He sounds authentic… not just trying to be the next Donald Miller.

    Awesome!

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

    I want to read "Notes From a Tilt-a-Whirl" Loving the idea of being a vowel in a word spoken by God and God saying, "Look, Squirrel Fight!"

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

    He sounds authentic… not just trying to be the next Donald Miller.

    Awesome!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/micahf80 micahf80

    I'd like to check this book out to find out more about the author's ideas on God's art and the continuing of it on a daily basis.

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

    I want to read "Notes From a Tilt-a-Whirl" Loving the idea of being a vowel in a word spoken by God and God saying, "Look, Squirrel Fight!"

  • David

    Now I have a comeback for atheists…"My picture is prettier than yours." Sounds like a great book!

  • http://suspensenovelist.blogspot.com/ Peg Brantley

    To become "unnumb" and engaged? Over and over? Yeah.

  • http://www.onewomanspilgrimage.blogspot.com/ Linda

    I agree with the comment by Susan Stewart – Chester and Lewis? That's one meaty book!!!

  • http://www.kentkingery.com/ Kent Kingery

    I agree with Wilson that we should consider the wonder of God, especially when compared against our own place in the world. Of all the things I try to impart to my children, it is that the world is a wondrous place and that wonder comes directly as a result of God's hand moving here.

    Sounds like a great book!

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

    Michael, love following you on FB…you are the only CEO of publicly traded company that answers his comments…Looking forward to reading this book…thanks for making it available.

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

    Thanks for the offer, Michael. I would love to read it!

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

    Thanks for the offer, Michael. I would love to read it!

  • http://suspensenovelist.blogspot.com Peg Brantley

    To become "unnumb" and engaged? Over and over? Yeah.

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

    Michael, love following you on FB…you are the only CEO of publicly traded company that answers his comments…Looking forward to reading this book…thanks for making it available.

  • http://www.onewomanspilgrimage.blogspot.com/ Linda

    I agree with the comment by Susan Stewart – Chester and Lewis? That's one meaty book!!!

  • http://www.kentkingery.com Kent Kingery

    I agree with Wilson that we should consider the wonder of God, especially when compared against our own place in the world. Of all the things I try to impart to my children, it is that the world is a wondrous place and that wonder comes directly as a result of God's hand moving here.

    Sounds like a great book!

  • David

    Now I have a comeback for atheists…"My picture is prettier than yours." Sounds like a great book!

  • http://www.davidteems.com/ David Teems

    sounds interesting. Count me in.

  • http://wordvessel.blogspot.com/ Cathy Bryant

    Wow! What a fascinating video! I normally don't sit through too many 5 minute videos because of time, but I'm so glad I watched this one. (In fact, I could have listened to more!) I loved the point about God being active in the world all the time, even as I type these words. When N.D. told about the squirrels, I thought back to yesterday when right outside my window two hummingbirds were chasing each other. God was trying to get my attention!

  • http://LiveIntentionally.org/ Paul Steinbrueck

    Michael with your enthusiasm for the book and the interview with N.D. you've got my curiosity piqued. I think we all long to view the world with "childish" eyes.

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

    Dear Michael. I want a copy of this book.

    God bless you

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

    Dear Michael. I want a copy of this book.

    God bless you

  • http://wordvessel.blogspot.com Cathy Bryant

    Wow! What a fascinating video! I normally don't sit through too many 5 minute videos because of time, but I'm so glad I watched this one. (In fact, I could have listened to more!) I loved the point about God being active in the world all the time, even as I type these words. When N.D. told about the squirrels, I thought back to yesterday when right outside my window two hummingbirds were chasing each other. God was trying to get my attention!

  • http://www.davidteems.com David Teems

    sounds interesting. Count me in.

  • http://LiveIntentionally.org Paul Steinbrueck

    Michael with your enthusiasm for the book and the interview with N.D. you've got my curiosity piqued. I think we all long to view the world with "childish" eyes.

  • Leigh Vickery

    Hearing you compare to Chesteron, Lewis and Miller is enough to make me give this a try. Thank you for your generous offer.

  • Leigh Vickery

    Hearing you compare to Chesteron, Lewis and Miller is enough to make me give this a try. Thank you for your generous offer.

  • Jo-Anne VanDyk

    I would love to read this book, it sounds so interesting

  • http://oklahomasmalltowngirl.blogspot.com/ Donis Dowling

    Would LOVE a copy of this book. Excited to read it!!

    blessed be…

  • Russ N

    "The wonder and bigness of God and the bigness of what God has done" – love the idea of re-engaging our imagination and wonder in working to comprehend all that God has done. That and re-capturing the wonder of a child watching a squirrel.

  • http://blog.jonclayton.name/ Jon Clayton

    We must have wonder and awe for God. For me, this requires me to discover this wonder and awe in His word. Thanks

  • Jamie Golden

    I love a new discovery! I'm in!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rtaylor913 rtaylor913

    I would like to have a copy of Wilson's book. His approach sounds like an effective balance of knowledge and experience. Thanks for the opportunity to get a glimpse.

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

    Oh I would love a copy of this book. Just the thought of a blending of two of my favorite author's (Lewis & Miller) whets my appetite!!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rtaylor913 rtaylor913

    I would like to have a copy of Wilson's book. His approach sounds like an effective balance of knowledge and experience. Thanks for the opportunity to get a glimpse.

  • http://www.jamiesrabbits.com Jamie Golden

    I love a new discovery! I'm in!

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

    Oh I would love a copy of this book. Just the thought of a blending of two of my favorite author's (Lewis & Miller) whets my appetite!!

  • Russ N

    "The wonder and bigness of God and the bigness of what God has done" – love the idea of re-engaging our imagination and wonder in working to comprehend all that God has done. That and re-capturing the wonder of a child watching a squirrel.

  • http://blog.jonclayton.name/ Jon Clayton

    We must have wonder and awe for God. For me, this requires me to discover this wonder and awe in His word. Thanks

  • Jo-Anne VanDyk

    I would love to read this book, it sounds so interesting

  • http://oklahomasmalltowngirl.blogspot.com Donis Dowling

    Would LOVE a copy of this book. Excited to read it!!

    blessed be…

  • Rajeev

    Wow. The recommendations are outstanding. Would love to get a copy of the book. Thanks.

  • Gigi Bridges

    My niece is an atheist and I've been praying for her and witnessing to her with my actions mostly. We have had conversations about it but I think this book would really help me in my walks and talks with her. Can't wait to read it!!!

  • Gigi Bridges

    My niece is an atheist and I've been praying for her and witnessing to her with my actions mostly. We have had conversations about it but I think this book would really help me in my walks and talks with her. Can't wait to read it!!!

  • Rajeev

    Wow. The recommendations are outstanding. Would love to get a copy of the book. Thanks.

  • Michael McClure

    Sounds really interesting. Can't wait to read it.

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

    I love the metaphor of the tilt-a-whirl! Looking at God and the world God created in an artistic view, in a "childish" view, opens us up to a whole new realm of God communicating to us. N.D.'s example of the squirrel in the interview reminds me of the dogs in the movie, "UP". Great illustration! Thank you!

  • Michael McClure

    Sounds really interesting. Can't wait to read it.

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

    I love the metaphor of the tilt-a-whirl! Looking at God and the world God created in an artistic view, in a "childish" view, opens us up to a whole new realm of God communicating to us. N.D.'s example of the squirrel in the interview reminds me of the dogs in the movie, "UP". Great illustration! Thank you!

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

    I love the use of wonder in his comments…story, mystery, wonder are ways to speak to our world today

  • http://www.nextgenerationchiropractor.com/ Dr. Patrick MacNamara

    I’m always up for a good read. And, like you said, it’ll give me a chance to unplug from everything that might distracts me. Great books have a wonderful way of accomplishing that goal.

    Thank you for opportunity!

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

    If still available, I'd love a copy.

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

    Sounds like the kind of guy with whom you could discuss theology over a beer, or at least a cup of coffee. The only thing I didn't like is now I feel guilty over trying to shoot the squirrels in my backyard that try to eat the birdfeed. (But I have yet to get one, so I don't feel too guilty.)

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

    I love the use of wonder in his comments…story, mystery, wonder are ways to speak to our world today

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

    If still available, I'd love a copy.

  • http://www.nextgenerationchiropractor.com Dr. Patrick MacNamara

    I’m always up for a good read. And, like you said, it’ll give me a chance to unplug from everything that might distracts me. Great books have a wonderful way of accomplishing that goal.

    Thank you for opportunity!

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

    Sounds like the kind of guy with whom you could discuss theology over a beer, or at least a cup of coffee. The only thing I didn't like is now I feel guilty over trying to shoot the squirrels in my backyard that try to eat the birdfeed. (But I have yet to get one, so I don't feel too guilty.)

  • http://www.romamediagroup.com/ Kyle

    I'd love a copy! Thanks for holding the giveaway Michael!

  • A. Vaughn

    I'm intrigued because he seems so young.
    I'd love to check this book out as sort of a 1Timothy 4:12 exercise:
    "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young…."

  • http://twitter.com/chenx064 @chenx064

    I'd like a copy. I am very impressed by the Tilt-a-Whirl metaphor and its relation to planetary motion.

  • A. Vaughn

    I'm intrigued because he seems so young.
    I'd love to check this book out as sort of a 1Timothy 4:12 exercise:
    "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young…."

  • http://www.romamediagroup.com Kyle

    I'd love a copy! Thanks for holding the giveaway Michael!

  • http://twitter.com/chenx064 @chenx064

    I'd like a copy. I am very impressed by the Tilt-a-Whirl metaphor and its relation to planetary motion.

  • http://www.brilliantpublishing.com/ Maureen

    I would love to read this book based on the interview alone…from the childlike wonder to the squirrels fighting…his analogies sound brilliant.

  • Mark Russell

    Free books are good! A good way to increase comments too!

  • http://ciaobellaphotog.com/ Heather

    Would love to read Nate's book. Have read many by his father and would love to see Nate's perspective.

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

    Hi Michael I would like a copy of your ND Wilson's new book. Thanks!

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

    Hi Michael I would like a copy of your ND Wilson's new book. Thanks!

  • http://ciaobellaphotog.com Heather

    Would love to read Nate's book. Have read many by his father and would love to see Nate's perspective.

  • Mark Russell

    Free books are good! A good way to increase comments too!

  • http://www.brilliantpublishing.com Maureen

    I would love to read this book based on the interview alone…from the childlike wonder to the squirrels fighting…his analogies sound brilliant.

  • http://www.tegeorge.com/unveiled Tim George

    Thanks for the offer. I look forward to reading the book.

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

    Great idea! I would love a copy of the book, and if i enjoy it — i will 'promote' it to my church!

  • http://www.tegeorge.com/unveiled Tim George

    Thanks for the offer. I look forward to reading the book.

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

    Great idea! I would love a copy of the book, and if i enjoy it — i will 'promote' it to my church!

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

    Thanks for the review. Chesterton and Lewis have both had profound impact on my life so I look forward to reading book. Please send me a copy!

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

    looking forward to the book. I need a kick start.

  • http://www.meshmediastrategies.com/ Bill Hobbs

    Sounds fascinating and I look forward to reading it

  • http://www.williamattaway.com/ William Attaway

    This sounds really great – I am especially intrigued by the comment about God continuing to speak the world into existence. I look forward to reading it!

  • http://www.williamattaway.com William Attaway

    This sounds really great – I am especially intrigued by the comment about God continuing to speak the world into existence. I look forward to reading it!

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

    looking forward to the book. I need a kick start.

  • http://www.meshmediastrategies.com Bill Hobbs

    Sounds fascinating and I look forward to reading it

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

    Thanks for the review. Chesterton and Lewis have both had profound impact on my life so I look forward to reading book. Please send me a copy!

  • http://hardwords.wordpress.com/ Aaron

    Great video – I really appreciate the palpable excitement Wilson has about Ex Nihilo. Creation being God’s art is a great statement.

  • sue duncan

    I liked what N.D. said about the Bigness of what God has done . Also that the book was written for multiple people in mind.

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

    I would love to have this book!

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

    I am reading "Serpent Box, (Harper Perennial)" a novel by Vincent Carrella about Pentacostal snake handlers. It is a beautifully written look at the power of the Holy Spirit. I would love to receive a copy of Notes from theTilt-A-Whirl.

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

    Would LOVE a copy! Thanks so much for your generous offer!

  • http://hardwords.wordpress.com Aaron

    Great video – I really appreciate the palpable excitement Wilson has about Ex Nihilo. Creation being God’s art is a great statement.

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

    Would LOVE a copy! Thanks so much for your generous offer!

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

    I would love to have this book!

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

    I am reading "Serpent Box, (Harper Perennial)" a novel by Vincent Carrella about Pentacostal snake handlers. It is a beautifully written look at the power of the Holy Spirit. I would love to receive a copy of Notes from theTilt-A-Whirl.

  • sue duncan

    I liked what N.D. said about the Bigness of what God has done . Also that the book was written for multiple people in mind.

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

    Don't have a chance to watch the video right now (I'm at work), but I'd love to get the book!

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

    Don't have a chance to watch the video right now (I'm at work), but I'd love to get the book!

  • Jim Botts

    I like N.D.’s approach to Theodicy as an emotional issue, rather than a logical issue. I would love a free copy to read and review for my blog.

  • http://www.firmfamilytree.com/Family-Tree-Blog.html Marvin

    I'm intrigued by the idea that God might intentionally use evil to create a beautiful larger picture. I'm more inclined to believe that he uses evil but not intentionally. I'd love to read the book.

  • http://dmills.ceoexpress.com/ David Mills

    Michael, I'm taking you up on this offer in part because of the subject matter and largely due to your enthusasitic endorsement of N.D.'s writing style. Those are some Kudo's. Can't wait to read.

    While I am here (you and I are connected on Facebook and your posts are more prominent there than on Twitter, at least with my filters) I wanted to thank you for the quality, optimism and enthusiam of your posts. They vibrate at a high level and are contagious in the best of ways. Thank you!

  • http://dmills.ceoexpress.com David Mills

    Michael, I'm taking you up on this offer in part because of the subject matter and largely due to your enthusasitic endorsement of N.D.'s writing style. Those are some Kudo's. Can't wait to read.

    While I am here (you and I are connected on Facebook and your posts are more prominent there than on Twitter, at least with my filters) I wanted to thank you for the quality, optimism and enthusiam of your posts. They vibrate at a high level and are contagious in the best of ways. Thank you!

  • http://www.firmfamilytree.com/Family-Tree-Blog.html Marvin

    I'm intrigued by the idea that God might intentionally use evil to create a beautiful larger picture. I'm more inclined to believe that he uses evil but not intentionally. I'd love to read the book.

  • Jim Botts

    I like N.D.’s approach to Theodicy as an emotional issue, rather than a logical issue. I would love a free copy to read and review for my blog.

  • Blaine Smith

    I have three post-modern adult children. I am interested in the tilt-a-whirl analogy. Your following description of his writing style “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.” makes this a compelling read for me.

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

    The "Childish Wonder" really spoke to me in the interview as did the God as an artist aspect. I don't have many books that could be classified as apologetics and the ones I do are for the most part seminary level reading. I'm intrigued.

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

    I'd love to have a copy of the book. It sounds very intriguing.

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

    Your "prime the pump" strategy is an interesting one. I have tried it in the past in a different field with limited success. Your willingness to do it speaks to how much potential you see in the book. Good luck.

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

    I'd love to have a copy of the book. It sounds very intriguing.

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

    Your "prime the pump" strategy is an interesting one. I have tried it in the past in a different field with limited success. Your willingness to do it speaks to how much potential you see in the book. Good luck.

  • Blaine Smith

    I have three post-modern adult children. I am interested in the tilt-a-whirl analogy. Your following description of his writing style “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.” makes this a compelling read for me.

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

    The "Childish Wonder" really spoke to me in the interview as did the God as an artist aspect. I don't have many books that could be classified as apologetics and the ones I do are for the most part seminary level reading. I'm intrigued.

  • Karen

    "An aesthetic justification for evil…" Now THAT piqued my curiosity.

  • http://www.kimmirich.wordpress.com/ Kimmi

    Sounds like a good book. I liked when he related, "…being a vowel in a word. I'm spoken."

    Great interview.

  • http://www.kimmirich.wordpress.com Kimmi

    Sounds like a good book. I liked when he related, "…being a vowel in a word. I'm spoken."

    Great interview.

  • Karen

    "An aesthetic justification for evil…" Now THAT piqued my curiosity.

  • Stuart Swicegood

    Sounds intriguing. Please send me a copy…

  • http://www.forrestermcgowan.com/ Laura McGowan

    James Joyce & Don Miller? I’ve got to read this!

  • Stuart Swicegood

    Sounds intriguing. Please send me a copy…

  • http://www.forrestermcgowan.com Laura McGowan

    James Joyce & Don Miller? I’ve got to read this!

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

    Would love a free copy. I'm always up for reading someone with a fresh, unique style!! :-) ____~Brenda

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

    Would love a free copy. I'm always up for reading someone with a fresh, unique style!! :-) ____~Brenda

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/meram84 meram84

    I'm interested in this book. Thanks for the offer!

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

    Email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com.

  • Eric

    I read a snippet of the book on Amazon and didn't want to stop reading. I really enjoyed his style and would like to read more.

  • Jeremy

    I would love to read this book. I love his comments on "childish." Because I have a 2 1/2 year old, I get to see that amazement that N.D. talked about in the interview everyday.

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

    I would love a book, Thanks!

  • Eric

    I read a snippet of the book on Amazon and didn't want to stop reading. I really enjoyed his style and would like to read more.

  • Jeremy

    I would love to read this book. I love his comments on "childish." Because I have a 2 1/2 year old, I get to see that amazement that N.D. talked about in the interview everyday.

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

    I would love a book, Thanks!

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

    Email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/meram84 meram84

    I'm interested in this book. Thanks for the offer!

  • http://www.iamahappyman.com/ Jon Smith

    N.D. Wilson's writing style is one thing that's piqued my interest. I read an excerpt where he was talking about snow. Sooo good. I'm in.

  • Katthryn Dudley

    The fack that he is speaking on our emotions was pretty appealing to me. I wanted to read a prespective on that.

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

    You are not too late. Be sure to email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com if you haven't already.

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

    You are not too late. Be sure to email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com if you haven't already.

  • http://www.iamahappyman.com Jon Smith

    N.D. Wilson's writing style is one thing that's piqued my interest. I read an excerpt where he was talking about snow. Sooo good. I'm in.

  • Katthryn Dudley

    The fack that he is speaking on our emotions was pretty appealing to me. I wanted to read a prespective on that.

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

    My friend Michael highly recommended this book, and i respect his opinion completely. I needed the reminder today that God is always active. Looking forward to reading.

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

    My friend Michael highly recommended this book, and i respect his opinion completely. I needed the reminder today that God is always active. Looking forward to reading.

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

    Mike I would enjoy a copy of this book. This sounds very interesting.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/sueduncan1 sueduncan1

    Michael, I like what N.D. said about the bigness of what God has done for us and that God's care for us is more impressive and that it was written for all people not just one particular group. I would really love a copy of the book.

  • http://www.roguereverend.com/ Lia

    I'd love a copy of this book!

  • Brandon Goff

    I'm in. Loving your twitter and blog posts. All about new material to help me focus on God and ministry!

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

    Sounds like it is going to be a great read. And I really like how professional your video interviews are. Hope to meet you one day Michael.

    Many Thanks,

    Dale Beaumont
    http://www.GetPublishedTV.com

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/sueduncan1 sueduncan1

    Michael, I like what N.D. said about the bigness of what God has done for us and that God's care for us is more impressive and that it was written for all people not just one particular group. I would really love a copy of the book.

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

    Mike I would enjoy a copy of this book. This sounds very interesting.

  • http://www.roguereverend.com Lia

    I'd love a copy of this book!

  • Brandon Goff

    I'm in. Loving your twitter and blog posts. All about new material to help me focus on God and ministry!

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

    Sounds like it is going to be a great read. And I really like how professional your video interviews are. Hope to meet you one day Michael.

    Many Thanks,

    Dale Beaumont
    http://www.GetPublishedTV.com

  • http://thehavensc.com/ josh

    looking forward to the copy. I've enjoyed his previous writings.

  • http://thehavensc.com josh

    looking forward to the copy. I've enjoyed his previous writings.

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

    It's been awhile since I've read a good captivating book… You've caught my interest. I'm in!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/santz85 Santos Samayoa

    sounds great i'd like to check it out, I''d appreciate another good reminder about how great our God is!

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

    It's been awhile since I've read a good captivating book… You've caught my interest. I'm in!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/santz85 Santos Samayoa

    sounds great i'd like to check it out, I''d appreciate another good reminder about how great our God is!

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

    Sounds intresting. This sounds like it will give me ideas on how to talk to some of my liberal friends without preaching :)

  • Matthew Hawkins

    I would like the opportunity to read this book

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

    Sounds intresting. This sounds like it will give me ideas on how to talk to some of my liberal friends without preaching :)

  • Matthew Hawkins

    I would like the opportunity to read this book

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

    I would love to read this book. The count meter said 204 I hope I sneak in under the wire! Thanks.

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

    I would love to read this book. The count meter said 204 I hope I sneak in under the wire! Thanks.

  • Brad Leeper

    Enough curiosity surfaced from the interview to prompt a reading. Appears to be more than the predictable.

  • Brooke S

    You definitely have my attention. Sounds like an intriguing new voice. I’m in!

  • Brad Leeper

    Enough curiosity surfaced from the interview to prompt a reading. Appears to be more than the predictable.

  • Brooke S

    You definitely have my attention. Sounds like an intriguing new voice. I’m in!

  • http://www.MuseumofDiscovery.org/ Katie

    I would like a copy, please, and thank you for making this offer! I was not able to view the vid, but I did read information from the other links. First, I love to read and anything that stimulates my brain in nonconventional ways is welcome! Second, I work for a science & technology museum and would love to have some more "food for thought" about God's creation…will fuel discussions with my colleagues! Thank you!

  • http://www.MuseumofDiscovery.org Katie

    I would like a copy, please, and thank you for making this offer! I was not able to view the vid, but I did read information from the other links. First, I love to read and anything that stimulates my brain in nonconventional ways is welcome! Second, I work for a science & technology museum and would love to have some more "food for thought" about God's creation…will fuel discussions with my colleagues! Thank you!

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

    I'd looking forward to reading it!

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

    I'd looking forward to reading it!

  • http://www.adadfirst.com/ Scott Kuhn

    You had me at CS Lewis…

    Actually though, what captured me in the video was his description of how his children see the world and how we so often just completely miss it. I see it in my own kids as well.

  • http://www.adadfirst.com Scott Kuhn

    You had me at CS Lewis…

    Actually though, what captured me in the video was his description of how his children see the world and how we so often just completely miss it. I see it in my own kids as well.

  • Chad

    Gah! Time zones suck. A day late & a dollar short. Story of my life.

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

      Think we can get you a copy still if you email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com.

  • Matthew Diener

    Thanks for bringing the book to the attention of your readers. I love what N. D. Wilson says about how children see the world with a sense of wonder while we adults have often shut that perception off. There is nothing like being with a four-year-old in the woods to open your eyes to the wonder of God’s creation if you slow down enough to see what that child is seeing.

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

    Love books that are fresh and might have radical ideas. He mentioned the word "childish." That's what peaked my interest as we are told to approach God like children. Count me in!

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

    I'd love to get a copy if it's not too late. Definitely sounds like an interesting read.

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

    Love books that are fresh and might have radical ideas. He mentioned the word "childish." That's what peaked my interest as we are told to approach God like children. Count me in!

  • Chad

    Gah! Time zones suck. A day late & a dollar short. Story of my life.

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

      Think we can get you a copy still if you email your address to tiltawhirl@thomasnelson.com.

  • Matthew Diener

    Thanks for bringing the book to the attention of your readers. I love what N. D. Wilson says about how children see the world with a sense of wonder while we adults have often shut that perception off. There is nothing like being with a four-year-old in the woods to open your eyes to the wonder of God’s creation if you slow down enough to see what that child is seeing.

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

    I'd love to get a copy if it's not too late. Definitely sounds like an interesting read.

  • http://www.take2ministries.com/ Todd McKeever

    I would enjoy a free copy of this book as well. Michael I also want to tell you that I have truly come to look forward to your video book reviews. Thanks for doing them and with excellence.

    Now my comment from the video above it would be when he was talking about “Childish” and not really “Childlike”. He then goes on to talk about the squirrel fight and having the eyes of his kids and not the callouses he has developed.

    I will look forward to my book.

  • http://www.take2ministries.com/ Todd McKeever

    I would enjoy a free copy of this book as well. Michael I also want to tell you that I have truly come to look forward to your video book reviews. Thanks for doing them and with excellence.

    Now my comment from the video above it would be when he was talking about “Childish” and not really “Childlike”. He then goes on to talk about the squirrel fight and having the eyes of his kids and not the callouses he has developed.

    I will look forward to my book.

  • http://www.addmorechocolate.blogspot.com/ Renee M

    To be honest, the tilt-a-whirl always made me sick! But I’m willing to look at it in a new way and if Wilson can do that, then I’m game. (Plus, anything recommended by George Grant usually makes my list.) Thanks!

  • http://www.addmorechocolate.blogspot.com Renee M

    To be honest, the tilt-a-whirl always made me sick! But I’m willing to look at it in a new way and if Wilson can do that, then I’m game. (Plus, anything recommended by George Grant usually makes my list.) Thanks!

  • Eric

    I like the concept of being childish versus child-like. I look forward to reading the book.

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

    I love to learn more about how the spoken word can create worlds.

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

    I love to learn more about how the spoken word can create worlds.

  • Eric

    I like the concept of being childish versus child-like. I look forward to reading the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.g.taylor Christine Grogan Taylor

    I'd like to read it.

    Christine Taylor

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.g.taylor Christine Grogan Taylor

    I'd like to read it.

    Christine Taylor

  • Angus Nelson

    I love the childish concepts of adventure and discovery. Would love to read more about it.

  • Angus Nelson

    I love the childish concepts of adventure and discovery. Would love to read more about it.

  • http://cre8ive-yyyguy.blogspot.com/ CFletcher

    The combination of intellect, faith, art and imagination sounds really interesting. I’d love a copy.

  • kevin

    I was intrigued (again) by the bigness/wideness of God, in connecting with the smallness of us. It's one of those things that hits me every now and again, as it's easy to get caught up in our day to day, not thinking to ask/pray about what our role is in His (much) bigger picture.

  • http://incrementalthought.com/ Jim C

    I am very excited to check this book out! What a description – combination of Lewis, Chesterton and Joyce? Wow – "Portrait of the Post Modern Apologist as a Young Man"? I am so passionate about this kinds of subjects – thanks for sharing this Michael!

  • http://www.primerica.com/raymondbrown Raymond Brown

    Michael, truley enjoyed the interview with N.D. Wilson. I was interested in his relationships to the tilt-a-whirl. How amazing !! Truley a new edge on thinking.

  • Doug

    Love the idea of us as God's art – we are God's workmanship created to do good works which he prepared in advance for us. Looking forward to getting a copy of the book!

  • Doug

    Love the idea of us as God's art – we are God's workmanship created to do good works which he prepared in advance for us. Looking forward to getting a copy of the book!

  • http://cre8ive-yyyguy.blogspot.com/ CFletcher

    The combination of intellect, faith, art and imagination sounds really interesting. I’d love a copy.

  • kevin

    I was intrigued (again) by the bigness/wideness of God, in connecting with the smallness of us. It's one of those things that hits me every now and again, as it's easy to get caught up in our day to day, not thinking to ask/pray about what our role is in His (much) bigger picture.

  • http://incrementalthought.com Jim C

    I am very excited to check this book out! What a description – combination of Lewis, Chesterton and Joyce? Wow – "Portrait of the Post Modern Apologist as a Young Man"? I am so passionate about this kinds of subjects – thanks for sharing this Michael!

  • http://www.primerica.com/raymondbrown Raymond Brown

    Michael, truley enjoyed the interview with N.D. Wilson. I was interested in his relationships to the tilt-a-whirl. How amazing !! Truley a new edge on thinking.

  • drossos

    I enjoyed the interview. I would appreciate a copy of this book. Thank you.

  • http://www.forrestlongart.com/ Forrest long

    I would love to read the book. I respect your recommendations and with the enhancement of the video, it should be a great book and one that would be good to give to others. I don't find alot of books like that today. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • http://www.battleforthesoulofcanada.blogspot.com/ Ed Hird

    "Noticing the squirrel fight on the way out the door to work" summarizes this interview. ND is right that we can all grow callouses on our eyes. I would value a copy.

  • http://www.battleforthesoulofcanada.blogspot.com Ed Hird

    "Noticing the squirrel fight on the way out the door to work" summarizes this interview. ND is right that we can all grow callouses on our eyes. I would value a copy.

  • drossos

    I enjoyed the interview. I would appreciate a copy of this book. Thank you.

  • http://www.forrestlongart.com Forrest long

    I would love to read the book. I respect your recommendations and with the enhancement of the video, it should be a great book and one that would be good to give to others. I don't find alot of books like that today. Thanks for the recommendation.

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

    OK, I don't get it… It doesn't sound that exciting to me.

    Now I want to read it just to see what I'm missing!

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

    I'd love to give this book a try.

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

    OK, I don't get it… It doesn't sound that exciting to me.

    Now I want to read it just to see what I'm missing!

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

    I'd love to give this book a try.

  • http://twitter.com/imabeliever Imabeliever

    I would love to see God’s creation afresh, as though through the eyes of a child.

  • Eric Putman

    A combination of "C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller" sounds like an author I would like to read. Thanks for the generous offer — and I look forward to taking his book for a test drive.

  • http://twitter.com/imabeliever Imabeliever

    I would love to see God’s creation afresh, as though through the eyes of a child.

  • Eric Putman

    A combination of "C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller" sounds like an author I would like to read. Thanks for the generous offer — and I look forward to taking his book for a test drive.

  • Barb Rosmus

    I’ve gotten SO many great recommendations from Michael’s blog and this one sounds like another one! I’m constantly going around saying “God is such an awesome artist!” and I loved that part in the interview where Nate is talking about us being God’s art – Yes!! Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Bethany

    What a great way to share apologetics with as many people – in as fun a way as possible – looking forward to the read!

  • Bethany

    What a great way to share apologetics with as many people – in as fun a way as possible – looking forward to the read!

  • Barb Rosmus

    I’ve gotten SO many great recommendations from Michael’s blog and this one sounds like another one! I’m constantly going around saying “God is such an awesome artist!” and I loved that part in the interview where Nate is talking about us being God’s art – Yes!! Can’t wait to read the book!

  • pbandy

    Loved the analogy that he is “like a vowel in a word” when compared toGod’s creation. How true. Without the right vowel, the word dosen’t make sense and without the right word the sentence doesn’t make sense, and without the right sentence…
    That is a great way to look at how we are a part of God’s world. We are the right vowel for the right sentence…

  • http://twitter.com/jb2843 @jb2843

    My attention was caught in the interview in the difference between "child-like" and "childish" . It made me think for a moment about the difference.
    For this statement alone I am interested in this book. I think is is difficult to be child-like without being somewhat childish. Childish reflects an attitude that is often frowned upon by maturity, however it is the place where we can have freedom to be ourselves without the worry of judgement of others.

  • pbandy

    Loved the analogy that he is “like a vowel in a word” when compared toGod’s creation. How true. Without the right vowel, the word dosen’t make sense and without the right word the sentence doesn’t make sense, and without the right sentence…
    That is a great way to look at how we are a part of God’s world. We are the right vowel for the right sentence…

  • http://twitter.com/jb2843 @jb2843

    My attention was caught in the interview in the difference between "child-like" and "childish" . It made me think for a moment about the difference.
    For this statement alone I am interested in this book. I think is is difficult to be child-like without being somewhat childish. Childish reflects an attitude that is often frowned upon by maturity, however it is the place where we can have freedom to be ourselves without the worry of judgement of others.

  • melissa

    I liked the tilt a whirl analogy at the beginning of the interview. It really made me think. Melissa

  • melissa

    I liked the tilt a whirl analogy at the beginning of the interview. It really made me think. Melissa

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

    Very interested in checking this out, the description seems like it will be a good/challenging read.

  • http://www.lakecenter.org/ Tracy Mazelin

    This book looks very interesting. I'm always drawn to topics that present the wonder of God compared to how small we really are on this earth. The artistic aspects sound intriguing too. I'd love to get a copy! Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/mustangsa11y @mustangsa11y

    Thanks for offering the giveaway. Made me pretty curious about the book.

  • http://twitter.com/mustangsa11y @mustangsa11y

    Thanks for offering the giveaway. Made me pretty curious about the book.

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

    Very interested in checking this out, the description seems like it will be a good/challenging read.

  • http://www.lakecenter.org Tracy Mazelin

    This book looks very interesting. I'm always drawn to topics that present the wonder of God compared to how small we really are on this earth. The artistic aspects sound intriguing too. I'd love to get a copy! Thanks.

  • http://johndobbs.com/ john dobbs

    Thanks for sharing a new book that will spark some new ideas and faith!

  • Jessica C

    I'm in! I'm just of fan of N.D. Wilson in general and I think this new book will be simply amazing.

  • Clay Knick

    Since I've crossed the threshold of 50 I like listening to and reading younger folks. The interview says to me he'd be fun to read and listen to.

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

    I'm sure I'll be hearing more about this book. Just started following your blog and have bought 3 books you recommended. Slideology, E-Myth, and Hole in our Gospel. All 3…awesome. So, I look forward to this one too.

  • http://johndobbs.com john dobbs

    Thanks for sharing a new book that will spark some new ideas and faith!

  • Jessica C

    I'm in! I'm just of fan of N.D. Wilson in general and I think this new book will be simply amazing.

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

    I'm sure I'll be hearing more about this book. Just started following your blog and have bought 3 books you recommended. Slideology, E-Myth, and Hole in our Gospel. All 3…awesome. So, I look forward to this one too.

  • Clay Knick

    Since I've crossed the threshold of 50 I like listening to and reading younger folks. The interview says to me he'd be fun to read and listen to.

  • Kimberly

    Just finished a read ~ looking for a new one…thanks so much for the offer! I see comments at 391…hope I make it in! :)

  • Kimberly

    Just finished a read ~ looking for a new one…thanks so much for the offer! I see comments at 391…hope I make it in! :)

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

    I'm interested in the Wilson's exploration of the artistic and aesthetic qualities of God…the tangible manifestations of transcendence in my daily life. The idea of ongoing creation ex nihilo caught my imagination.

    On a side note: First time I've seen and heard you, Mke. I'd like to "hear" more of you.

  • http://twitter.com/imabeliever Imabeliever

    I would love to see God’s creation afresh, as though the eyes of a child!

  • Jeremy

    I would love to check out the book….thanks for the giveaway!

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

    I'm interested in Wilson's exploration of the artistic and aesthetic qualities of God…the tangible manifestations of transcendence in my daily life. The idea of ongoing creation ex nihilo caught my imagination.

    On a side note: First time I've seen and heard you, Mke. I'd like to "see and hear" more of you.

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

    I'm interested in Wilson's exploration of the artistic and aesthetic qualities of God…the tangible manifestations of transcendence in my daily life. The idea of ongoing creation ex nihilo caught my imagination.

    On a side note: First time I've seen and heard you, Mke. I'd like to "hear" more of you.

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

    First I read the "Look Inside" on amazon.com and thought the book a little weird, then I watched your video review, Michael, and understood a little further. I agree with N.D.'s last video statement that children's eyes are the eyes through which I want to see the world, so I'll go for a copy. Great promo strategy, by the way, from one Christian publisher to another.

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

    A man who wants to look through the "eyeballs" of his children has my attention. :-)

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

    First I read the "Look Inside" on amazon.com and thought the book a little weird, then I watched your video review, Michael, and understood a little further. I agree with N.D.'s last video statement that children's eyes are the eyes through which I want to see the world, so I'll go for a copy. Great promo strategy, by the way, from one Christian publisher to another.

  • Jeremy

    I would love to check out the book….thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/imabeliever Imabeliever

    I would love to see God’s creation afresh, as though the eyes of a child!

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

    A man who wants to look through the "eyeballs" of his children has my attention. :-)

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

    I'm interested in the Wilson's exploration of the artistic and aesthetic qualities of God…the tangible manifestations of transcendence in my daily life. The idea of ongoing creation ex nihilo caught my imagination.

    On a side note: First time I've seen and heard you, Mke. I'd like to "hear" more of you.

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

    I'm interested in Wilson's exploration of the artistic and aesthetic qualities of God…the tangible manifestations of transcendence in my daily life. The idea of ongoing creation ex nihilo caught my imagination.

    On a side note: First time I've seen and heard you, Mke. I'd like to "hear" more of you.

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

    I'm interested in Wilson's exploration of the artistic and aesthetic qualities of God…the tangible manifestations of transcendence in my daily life. The idea of ongoing creation ex nihilo caught my imagination.

    On a side note: First time I've seen and heard you, Mke. I'd like to "see and hear" more of you.

  • Wayne

    I need to slow down my Tilt-a Whirl ride. The video made me think about how fast my ride has been going. I believe the book will be a great read.

  • Wayne

    I need to slow down my Tilt-a Whirl ride. The video made me think about how fast my ride has been going. I believe the book will be a great read.

  • Chris

    I'd love to get the book. Missed too many squirrels.

  • Sylvia Alonzo

    "Childish", I can relate.

  • Sylvia Alonzo

    "Childish", I can relate.

  • Chris

    I'd love to get the book. Missed too many squirrels.

  • nellwynb

    I would love a chance to read this book. It sounds interesting and fresh. Not like the typical book of it's type.

  • Paul

    I'm looking forward to exploring the concept that God spoke the world into existance. A spoken word is literally nothing but vibrations expressing a thought concept. That a mere concept can become reality is a mind numbing thought. Now, I can't get my mind around it. However, I am hoping that a few hours of reflection about our Tilt-a Whirl will help me to think more clearly.

  • Matthew Thisse

    Really enjoyed the thought of "Ex Nihilo" as art. Interesting concept that I would like to learn more about. Also love the idea of the wonder of God. We have sanitized and organized God to the point we have forgotten his wonder and mystery! Enjoyed the interview. Look forward to the book

  • Matthew Thisse

    Really enjoyed the thought of "Ex Nihilo" as art. Interesting concept that I would like to learn more about. Also love the idea of the wonder of God. We have sanitized and organized God to the point we have forgotten his wonder and mystery! Enjoyed the interview. Look forward to the book

  • nellwynb

    I would love a chance to read this book. It sounds interesting and fresh. Not like the typical book of it's type.

  • Paul

    I'm looking forward to exploring the concept that God spoke the world into existance. A spoken word is literally nothing but vibrations expressing a thought concept. That a mere concept can become reality is a mind numbing thought. Now, I can't get my mind around it. However, I am hoping that a few hours of reflection about our Tilt-a Whirl will help me to think more clearly.

  • KarenT

    I'd very much appreciate a copy of the book and can't wait to read it. Two things make me want to read on. First, it wasn't so much what ND said but rather his overall creative approach (including the title) to some apparently very old topics. Second, the fact that Michael recommends it, I have learned, is enough.

  • J.C. Jason

    I love:

    1) His passion–I can listen to anybody who is excited when they write or speak.
    2) His taste in a publishing house.
    3) His cool authoresque initials for his first name.

    I'll read it!

  • J.C. Jason

    I love:

    1) His passion–I can listen to anybody who is excited when they write or speak.
    2) His taste in a publishing house.
    3) His cool authoresque initials for his first name.

    I'll read it!

  • KarenT

    I'd very much appreciate a copy of the book and can't wait to read it. Two things make me want to read on. First, it wasn't so much what ND said but rather his overall creative approach (including the title) to some apparently very old topics. Second, the fact that Michael recommends it, I have learned, is enough.

  • http://magnifyGod.wordpress.com/ Ronjour Locke

    I'd love a copy of the book. Thanks for your generosity.

  • terri

    What struck me was the idea of God "speaking" the world into existence…his WORD. Anxious to read the book. t66reis@gmail.com

  • http://www.HopeIsCalling.com/ Katie

    Wow! There's a LOT about this book that's got me interested…the power of the spoken word…God's majesty and the world as art…being childish with God and in enjoying His beauty. It is all SOOOO true, and I've love to read how this guy shows this!

  • http://magnifyGod.wordpress.com Ronjour Locke

    I'd love a copy of the book. Thanks for your generosity.

  • terri

    What struck me was the idea of God "speaking" the world into existence…his WORD. Anxious to read the book. t66reis@gmail.com

  • http://www.HopeIsCalling.com Katie

    Wow! There's a LOT about this book that's got me interested…the power of the spoken word…God's majesty and the world as art…being childish with God and in enjoying His beauty. It is all SOOOO true, and I've love to read how this guy shows this!

  • http://www.karenjordan.net/ Karen Jordan

    I read a few pages of his book online, and I'd like to read more! Thanks for sharing it!

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

    Theodicy is one of my "favorite" topics – does that make me weird? Anyway, The tilta-whirl analogy is a good approach to this problem and I think I will enjoy reading it. This is probably our biggest problem as Christian apologists…at least with the folks I talk to about God.

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

    Theodicy is one of my "favorite" topics – does that make me weird? Anyway, The tilta-whirl analogy is a good approach to this problem and I think I will enjoy reading it. This is probably our biggest problem as Christian apologists…at least with the folks I talk to about God.

  • http://www.karenjordan.net Karen Jordan

    I read a few pages of his book online, and I'd like to read more! Thanks for sharing it!

  • http://betterthingsahead.blogspot.com/ N.A. Winter

    Both his explanation of the title – the concept of the Tilt-A-Wheel – and its apparent readiness but planned designed, intrigued me. Also, his concept of God continuing to speak the world into existence was fascinating.

  • http://betterthingsahead.blogspot.com N.A. Winter

    Both his explanation of the title – the concept of the Tilt-A-Wheel – and its apparent readiness but planned designed, intrigued me. Also, his concept of God continuing to speak the world into existence was fascinating.

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

    Oh Phooey!!! Did you guys do this whilst all us Aussies were sleeping!!!

    *pouts*

    :)

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

    Oh Phooey!!! Did you guys do this whilst all us Aussies were sleeping!!!

    *pouts*

    :)

  • http://www.felicitywhite.com/ Felicity

    Well, since you are being so generous, send one of those books my way! Thanks so much!

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

    Thanks for the opportunity to check out this new book. I'd love to get a copy and I pray that this book will be life changing for many

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

    Thanks for the opportunity to check out this new book. I'd love to get a copy and I pray that this book will be life changing for many

  • http://www.felicitywhite.com Felicity

    Well, since you are being so generous, send one of those books my way! Thanks so much!

  • http://Www.collideleadership.com/ Ross Middleton

    I'd love a copy of this book. I really like what he said about being childish. I've been thinking and blogging about that recently myself. I also would love a copy so I could give it to my brother in law who's agnostic

  • http://www.anywhereman.com/ Dave Yankowiak

    Sounds like a very intriguing book! Emailing you my address for a copy right now.

  • http://www.youthmaster.blogspot.com/ Marvin Nelson

    Would love a copy, didn't grab one yet from Thomas Nelson's BRB

  • http://www.praisegarment.blogspot.com/ Judith Robl

    Okay, I went to the Amazon page and peeked inside. AARRGGHH! Just enough there to make me salivate heavily. Can hardly wait to read the entire thing.

  • http://www.praisegarment.blogspot.com Judith Robl

    Okay, I went to the Amazon page and peeked inside. AARRGGHH! Just enough there to make me salivate heavily. Can hardly wait to read the entire thing.

  • http://www.anywhereman.com Dave Yankowiak

    Sounds like a very intriguing book! Emailing you my address for a copy right now.

  • http://Www.collideleadership.com Ross Middleton

    I'd love a copy of this book. I really like what he said about being childish. I've been thinking and blogging about that recently myself. I also would love a copy so I could give it to my brother in law who's agnostic

  • http://www.youthmaster.blogspot.com Marvin Nelson

    Would love a copy, didn't grab one yet from Thomas Nelson's BRB

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bdm0509 bdm0509

    I'm curious about an apologetic for post-modernism. With post-modernism largely against absolute truth, any apologetic for itself would be interesting. I'd like to see how it's done absent of absolute truth claims! :-)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bdm0509 bdm0509

    I'm curious about an apologetic for post-modernism. With post-modernism largely against absolute truth, any apologetic for itself would be interesting. I'd like to see how it's done absent of absolute truth claims! :-)

  • Carl D

    I am heading back to school this fall and would love to read this before classes begin! Thank you.

  • http://www.themomcreative.com/ Jessica Turner

    I loved how he talked about the wonder of God. I can't wait to read more. jnschim@hotmail.com

  • Carl D

    I am heading back to school this fall and would love to read this before classes begin! Thank you.

  • http://www.themomcreative.com Jessica Turner

    I loved how he talked about the wonder of God. I can't wait to read more. jnschim@hotmail.com

  • http://jstnwallace.com/ Justin Wallace

    It was the power of His word that created the world.

  • Randy Sumner

    Love the idea of God's Art. Send me a copy.

  • http://jstnwallace.com Justin Wallace

    It was the power of His word that created the world.

  • Randy Sumner

    Love the idea of God's Art. Send me a copy.

  • http://transitionpete.org/ pete

    perspective is always something we need to have, but oftentimes whacked out of place with the minutia of our day-to-day. the whole idea of a "tilt-a-whirl" universe we live in is HUGE — learning more about the Creator God who sets all things in motion and is yet keen on the "squirrel fight" (me) is always a pursuit worth striving towards.

  • Jim R

    This sounds great. I really appreciate the free book offer and I'm looking forward to reading it! Blessings…

  • http://www.pittswork.blogspot.com/ Wally Harrison

    Sounds like a great book, count me in!

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

    I would love to get a chance to read the book. Thank you so much for offering to give away copies.

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

    I would love to get a chance to read the book. Thank you so much for offering to give away copies.

  • http://www.pittswork.blogspot.com Wally Harrison

    Sounds like a great book, count me in!

  • Jim R

    This sounds great. I really appreciate the free book offer and I'm looking forward to reading it! Blessings…

  • http://transitionpete.org pete

    perspective is always something we need to have, but oftentimes whacked out of place with the minutia of our day-to-day. the whole idea of a "tilt-a-whirl" universe we live in is HUGE — learning more about the Creator God who sets all things in motion and is yet keen on the "squirrel fight" (me) is always a pursuit worth striving towards.

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

    He had me at, "it's fun to be seen"… and how 'this is God's art"… thanks for the copy!

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

    His thoughts on how small we are compared to how big God is are what struck me the most.

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

    anyone that reminds you of Lewis and Chesterton I want to read

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

    His thoughts on how small we are compared to how big God is are what struck me the most.

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

    He had me at, "it's fun to be seen"… and how 'this is God's art"… thanks for the copy!

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

    anyone that reminds you of Lewis and Chesterton I want to read

  • http://chooselife3019.blogspot.com/ Sarah Mudd

    I would love to read this book- it sounds interesting.

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

    If George Grant says that this is a book to read, count me in! Love the way that Wilson gives us a fresh and much-needed perspective.

  • http://www.jasonhaggardmusic.com/ Jason Haggard

    Like Susan a few posts before, I love the "wonder" aspect. Also the appeal to emotions as well. Good to keep a balance between emotion & logic as they are both from God.

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

    Well you hooked me. Even if I don't win I might have to go get this one. Nothing like well written non-fiction.

  • http://www.jasonhaggardmusic.com Jason Haggard

    Like Susan a few posts before, I love the "wonder" aspect. Also the appeal to emotions as well. Good to keep a balance between emotion & logic as they are both from God.

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

    If George Grant says that this is a book to read, count me in! Love the way that Wilson gives us a fresh and much-needed perspective.

  • http://chooselife3019.blogspot.com Sarah Mudd

    I would love to read this book- it sounds interesting.

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

    Well you hooked me. Even if I don't win I might have to go get this one. Nothing like well written non-fiction.

  • Joe Walters

    I would love to check out a fresh perspective on the Wonder of God, especially one that seems to be very challenging. Looking forward to reading it.

  • http://twitter.com/joshsingleton1 @joshsingleton1

    id love a copy. thank so much for all you guys do.

  • Joe Walters

    I would love to check out a fresh perspective on the Wonder of God, especially one that seems to be very challenging. Looking forward to reading it.

  • http://twitter.com/joshsingleton1 @joshsingleton1

    id love a copy. thank so much for all you guys do.

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

    i'd love a copy as well and help you "prime the pump"!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dberg Derek Berg

    Sound like a book right up my alley, can't wait to read and spread the word to others.

  • janice

    Look forward to reading it.

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

    i'd love a copy as well and help you "prime the pump"!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dberg Derek Berg

    Sound like a book right up my alley, can't wait to read and spread the word to others.

  • janice

    Look forward to reading it.

  • Andrew

    His imagination and passion come through so clearly. It really made me exctied to read this book!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JustinHart Justin Hart

    It looks like a very good idea and book. I would definitely love to have a copy. Thank You.

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

    This sounds like a book worth reading. I'd like a copy. After listening to the video, I'm interested in reading more about the problem of evil as well as N.D.'s comments on viewing God's creation with childlike (or childish) wonder.

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

    Thank you for offering such a book to us! I would love to read this.

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

    This sounds like a book worth reading. I'd like a copy. After listening to the video, I'm interested in reading more about the problem of evil as well as N.D.'s comments on viewing God's creation with childlike (or childish) wonder.

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

    Thank you for offering such a book to us! I would love to read this.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JustinHart Justin Hart

    It looks like a very good idea and book. I would definitely love to have a copy. Thank You.

  • Andrew

    His imagination and passion come through so clearly. It really made me exctied to read this book!

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

    I was intrigued that N.D. describes much of what he writes as "childish." I believe that our eyes are open when we see God through eyes like a child. Would love a copy of the book.

  • http://kevinjbradford.wordpress.com/ kevin

    At the office today, and cannot view video. Your comments about the writer intrigue me, so I will definitely be looking at it tonight at home. It was a Lewis book and a Josh McDowell book that got me seeking Christ. I was saved at 14 but lived in a non-christian home. My parents were against my faith, so I quit church. Then at 19 Christian apologetics turned my world upside down, praise God!

    I know pastor a church in Appleton, Wi and try to read as much (recommende) apologitics as possible to pass on to rational and logical thinkers. I appreciate all that you do for Christian authors.

    Kevin

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

    I was intrigued that N.D. describes much of what he writes as "childish." I believe that our eyes are open when we see God through eyes like a child. Would love a copy of the book.

  • http://kevinjbradford.wordpress.com kevin

    At the office today, and cannot view video. Your comments about the writer intrigue me, so I will definitely be looking at it tonight at home. It was a Lewis book and a Josh McDowell book that got me seeking Christ. I was saved at 14 but lived in a non-christian home. My parents were against my faith, so I quit church. Then at 19 Christian apologetics turned my world upside down, praise God!

    I know pastor a church in Appleton, Wi and try to read as much (recommende) apologitics as possible to pass on to rational and logical thinkers. I appreciate all that you do for Christian authors.

    Kevin

  • Karin Robertson

    I would like a copy!!

  • http://www.trishryanonline.com/ Trish Ryan

    I really like the perspective on God's creative power and the big-ness of who He is and what He's done. The intersection between this and evil is a compelling conversation.

  • http://www.trishryanonline.com Trish Ryan

    I really like the perspective on God's creative power and the big-ness of who He is and what He's done. The intersection between this and evil is a compelling conversation.

  • Karin Robertson

    I would like a copy!!

  • http://blogan.net/ Brent Logan

    I hope I'm early enough to get a free copy. Guess I'd buy it if I'm not. :-)

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

    "I'm here like a vowel…" I'd love a copy of this book!

  • Michelle

    The tilt-a-whirl was always my favorite ride @ the amusement park in Wichita–where I grew up. I never would have made such a fascinating analogy. We also have a large family with 5 kids. Our oldest leaves for college in a few (short!) weeks. This sounds like an awesome book to send with her.

    Again, an incredible marketing idea from the King of Social Media. :)

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

    "I'm here like a vowel…" I'd love a copy of this book!

  • Michelle

    The tilt-a-whirl was always my favorite ride @ the amusement park in Wichita–where I grew up. I never would have made such a fascinating analogy. We also have a large family with 5 kids. Our oldest leaves for college in a few (short!) weeks. This sounds like an awesome book to send with her.

    Again, an incredible marketing idea from the King of Social Media. :)

  • http://blogan.net Brent Logan

    I hope I'm early enough to get a free copy. Guess I'd buy it if I'm not. :-)

  • Rick D

    Thanks for the free copy! I'm looking forward to how N.D. presents our Creator.

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

    My interest is to read what N.D. has to say about evil. His interview left me with many questions and I am excited to read this work.

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

    My interest is to read what N.D. has to say about evil. His interview left me with many questions and I am excited to read this work.

  • Rick D

    Thanks for the free copy! I'm looking forward to how N.D. presents our Creator.

  • JacobT

    A Chesterton "childish" approach to apologetics in search of removing the callouses of adulthood. Sounds great.

  • http://flowerdust.net/ anne jackson

    I may be late….but I'm trying :)

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

    I already wanted to read the book, but really you had me at free.

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

    I'd love an opportunity to read this book. He sounds like a wonderful writer and person. My favorite quote was when it was said that "not all what is written is for children but all of it is childish" (paraphrase) I think alot of us "adults" loose that when we get involved in the "real" world. Such a sad loss.

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

    Send me the book please. I am definitely interested!

  • http://flowerdust.net anne jackson

    I may be late….but I'm trying :)

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

    Send me the book please. I am definitely interested!

  • JacobT

    A Chesterton "childish" approach to apologetics in search of removing the callouses of adulthood. Sounds great.

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

    I already wanted to read the book, but really you had me at free.

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

    I'd love an opportunity to read this book. He sounds like a wonderful writer and person. My favorite quote was when it was said that "not all what is written is for children but all of it is childish" (paraphrase) I think alot of us "adults" loose that when we get involved in the "real" world. Such a sad loss.

  • http://baylormum.blogspot.com/ Shellie (baylormum)

    Just the first 1:30 or so had me captivated. Sounds like a read I would love. Thanks.

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

    I don't want to miss it on high recommended book. I will get one either free or not. Thanks.

  • http://baylormum.blogspot.com Shellie (baylormum)

    Just the first 1:30 or so had me captivated. Sounds like a read I would love. Thanks.

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

    I don't want to miss it on high recommended book. I will get one either free or not. Thanks.

  • http://lemonlimekids.wordpress.com/ Amy Dolan

    i'm interested in reading the book – i love the idea that God is continually active in the world and I want to read more on how that applies to my life today in this postmodern culture.

  • http://lemonlimekids.wordpress.com Amy Dolan

    i'm interested in reading the book – i love the idea that God is continually active in the world and I want to read more on how that applies to my life today in this postmodern culture.

  • Marjorie

    I would absolutely love a copy of this book.

  • Rv Shultz

    Sounds like an interesting "spin" on apologetics. Look at the world childishly, its right there & its God's art. I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity to have a free copy.

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

    Thanks Michael for making this offer! Just another way to show how innovative and in tune you are with this type of networking and media!

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

    Thanks much – I'd enjoy a copy myself.

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

    Thanks Michael for making this offer! Just another way to show how innovative and in tune you are with this type of networking and media!

  • Rv Shultz

    Sounds like an interesting "spin" on apologetics. Look at the world childishly, its right there & its God's art. I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity to have a free copy.

  • Marjorie

    I would absolutely love a copy of this book.

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

    Thanks much – I'd enjoy a copy myself.

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

    I'd love to have a copy! This is a great interview!

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

    i would like a copy of Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World by N.D. Wilson :)

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

    I love the idea of being a vowel…spoken by God. Please send me a booK!

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

    i would like a copy of Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World by N.D. Wilson :)

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

    I love the idea of being a vowel…spoken by God. Please send me a booK!

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

    I'd love to have a copy! This is a great interview!

  • Shawn

    I'd love to read the book!

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

    I'd love to get a free copy of the book… And thoroughly enjoyed the interview.

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

    I would love a copy. Even though I work at a college library I'm always looking for new things to read.

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

    I'd love a copy of the book

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

    I'd love a copy of the book

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

    I would love a copy. Even though I work at a college library I'm always looking for new things to read.

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

    I'd love to get a free copy of the book… And thoroughly enjoyed the interview.

  • Shawn

    I'd love to read the book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianeritchie Brian Ritchie

    Sounds like a great read.

  • cson

    I've read all of N. D. Wilson's fiction. I'd love to get a free copy of his non-fiction! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • VRH

    I've read a portion that was published in Credenda Agenda and the writing style is definitely unique.

  • http://www.comingstobrazil.com/ Andrew

    This book sounds fantastic. I am especially interested in what he has to say about addressing the problem of evil on an emotional level. I would love to get a copy of this book, if there are any left!

  • http://www.comingstobrazil.com Andrew

    This book sounds fantastic. I am especially interested in what he has to say about addressing the problem of evil on an emotional level. I would love to get a copy of this book, if there are any left!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianeritchie Brian Ritchie

    Sounds like a great read.

  • VRH

    I've read a portion that was published in Credenda Agenda and the writing style is definitely unique.

  • cson

    I've read all of N. D. Wilson's fiction. I'd love to get a free copy of his non-fiction! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • http://blurthelines.typepad.com/ Tim Young

    This is a great idea! I would enjoy receiving a copy of this book, thank you for the opportunity.

  • http://blurthelines.typepad.com/ Tim Young

    This is a great idea! I would enjoy receiving a copy of this book, thank you for the opportunity.

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

    I try to read 50 books every year and since you have recommended this one so highly it will go to the top of my list. please send me a copy of the book:

    Pastor Kurt Coleman
    PO Box 564
    Ulysses KS 67880

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

    I try to read 50 books every year and since you have recommended this one so highly it will go to the top of my list. please send me a copy of the book:

    Pastor Kurt Coleman
    PO Box 564
    Ulysses KS 67880

  • Shelly

    Any book recommended by Michael Hyatt is a book I want to read. From this interview, I can tell this will be a thought-provoking book.

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

    Wow! This book looks and sounds very interesting! I would LOVE a copy!!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/plake777 plake777

    This a great idea! I would enjoy a copy of the book, thank you for the opportunity :)

  • http://www.hopechurch-madison.com/ Andy

    This look like a great book. I'd love to take. Enjoy his use of picture and metaphor.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianConard Brian Conard

    Two birds with one stone…!

    I find myself seeing and wanting evermore wonder in my life but, at the same time, am surrounded by people having increasing difficulty seeing past the evil in the world. It sounds like ND Wilson is ready to help with both.

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

    id love to check out the book!! loved the hole in the gospel and this one sounds just as good!!!

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

    I would love a copy of the book to read and review.

  • Shelly

    Any book recommended by Michael Hyatt is a book I want to read. From this interview, I can tell this will be a thought-provoking book.

  • http://www.hopechurch-madison.com Andy

    This look like a great book. I'd love to take. Enjoy his use of picture and metaphor.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianConard Brian Conard

    Two birds with one stone…!

    I find myself seeing and wanting evermore wonder in my life but, at the same time, am surrounded by people having increasing difficulty seeing past the evil in the world. It sounds like ND Wilson is ready to help with both.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/plake777 plake777

    This a great idea! I would enjoy a copy of the book, thank you for the opportunity :)

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

    I would love a copy of the book to read and review.

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

    Wow! This book looks and sounds very interesting! I would LOVE a copy!!

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

    id love to check out the book!! loved the hole in the gospel and this one sounds just as good!!!

  • http://www.jordanlloydmusic.com/ Jordan Lloyd

    May be too late, but I’d love a copy! N.D. Seems like a normal guy. I think it would be very interesting to hear his take on a grand topic such as this. Especially in such a creative method.

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

    I would love a copy of the book. I am always intrigued by fresh way of looking at the world around us.

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

    I feel like I'm a book sponge these days – ready to read and glean and grow – dealing with pain is definitely on my heart – and…I totally respect the other compared authors. Can't wait to read it!

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

    I like his comment about being a part of the (God's) poetry. Looking forward to reading the book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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

    I like his comment about being a part of the (God's) poetry. Looking forward to reading the book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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

    I would love a copy of the book. I am always intrigued by fresh way of looking at the world around us.

  • http://www.jordanlloydmusic.com Jordan Lloyd

    May be too late, but I’d love a copy! N.D. Seems like a normal guy. I think it would be very interesting to hear his take on a grand topic such as this. Especially in such a creative method.

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

    I feel like I'm a book sponge these days – ready to read and glean and grow – dealing with pain is definitely on my heart – and…I totally respect the other compared authors. Can't wait to read it!

  • http://heatheragoodman.com/ Heather

    I'd love a copy of this book, if you still have them available. Thank you.

  • http://www.jasonallen.cc/ Jason Allen

    I would Love a copy Michael!

  • http://heatheragoodman.com Heather

    I'd love a copy of this book, if you still have them available. Thank you.

  • http://www.jasonallen.cc Jason Allen

    I would Love a copy Michael!

  • http://tylercharles.wordpress.com/ Tyler Charles

    I was already planning to read this book (…sometime), but if I could get a free copy, it would vault to the top of my “to-read” pile.

    I’m looking forward to it.

    Thanks!

  • Kim P

    I am intrigued by the idea that we are God's art; He did not just create and step back but He's constantly involved.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kim P

    I am intrigued by the idea that we are God's art; He did not just create and step back but He's constantly involved.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • http://tylercharles.wordpress.com/ Tyler Charles

    I was already planning to read this book (…sometime), but if I could get a free copy, it would vault to the top of my “to-read” pile.

    I’m looking forward to it.

    Thanks!

  • Denise McClain

    This sounds like a fascinating book. I was intrigued by his comments on God's big-ness and our smallness, as well as his thoughts about God's justification for evil. Add Michael Hyatt's thoughts that his writing style combines Chesterton and Lewis? I'm hooked!

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

    Would love to read this! Thanks for all you do.

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

    Would love to read this! Thanks for all you do.

  • Denise McClain

    This sounds like a fascinating book. I was intrigued by his comments on God's big-ness and our smallness, as well as his thoughts about God's justification for evil. Add Michael Hyatt's thoughts that his writing style combines Chesterton and Lewis? I'm hooked!

  • Vicki

    I am intrigued to read his perspective of God and His creation. I know that as we get older, we sometimes lose our perspective and fall into the routine of living. I am interested to see God through the eyes of a child, as he puts it. It's always good to get new insight to a belief that you've had for decades.

  • http://writewithjanalyn.blogspot.com/ Janalyn Voigt

    I want to look over N. D. Wilson's shoulder and see the wonder he sees.

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

    God not only spoke the world into existence, He continues to uphold it with His powerful word. I love the idea of God continuously speaking, creating poetry/art in the created order. With our life story being a part of it all! I'll look forward to this read.

  • Vicki

    I am intrigued to read his perspective of God and His creation. I know that as we get older, we sometimes lose our perspective and fall into the routine of living. I am interested to see God through the eyes of a child, as he puts it. It's always good to get new insight to a belief that you've had for decades.

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

    God not only spoke the world into existence, He continues to uphold it with His powerful word. I love the idea of God continuously speaking, creating poetry/art in the created order. With our life story being a part of it all! I'll look forward to this read.

  • http://writewithjanalyn.blogspot.com Janalyn Voigt

    I want to look over N. D. Wilson's shoulder and see the wonder he sees.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/jaycaruso Jay

    I really like what he says about the "wonder of God." It's amazing when we think about the vastness of our universe just how small we really are but we often think the universe centers around us.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/jaycaruso Jay

    I really like what he says about the "wonder of God." It's amazing when we think about the vastness of our universe just how small we really are but we often think the universe centers around us.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Maybaby877 Maybaby877

    I understand ND Wilson's comment about us being so small and God's and all He has created is so big and wonderous. I experienced this feeling while flying home and looking out the window from the plane the other evening. It's amazing that He cares about each of us that much, when we're so small. I would like to read and share this with my friends, christians and non christians.

  • http://www.CherishedGiftFavors.com/ Ashley

    I love his idea of looking at the world through childish eyes. We often get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we sometimes forget the wonder and beauty of God can be seen in the smallest details of the world around us. I'm really looking forward to reading his book.

  • Caroline

    I'm intrigued by him saying that we are merely a vowel in God's poetry. He addresses a big topic, yet seems to include an emotional and artistic undertone.

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

    I liked the idea of evil being an emotional problem and look forward to exploring this further.

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

    I'm interested in reading this book recommended by mary Graham

    Melissa Davies

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

    I liked the idea of evil being an emotional problem and look forward to exploring this further.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Maybaby877 Maybaby877

    I understand ND Wilson's comment about us being so small and God's and all He has created is so big and wonderous. I experienced this feeling while flying home and looking out the window from the plane the other evening. It's amazing that He cares about each of us that much, when we're so small. I would like to read and share this with my friends, christians and non christians.

  • Caroline

    I'm intrigued by him saying that we are merely a vowel in God's poetry. He addresses a big topic, yet seems to include an emotional and artistic undertone.

  • http://www.CherishedGiftFavors.com Ashley

    I love his idea of looking at the world through childish eyes. We often get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we sometimes forget the wonder and beauty of God can be seen in the smallest details of the world around us. I'm really looking forward to reading his book.

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

    I'm interested in reading this book recommended by mary Graham

    Melissa Davies

  • Bill Meeks

    I am intrigued by the comments about how we miss the squirrels, while God is saying, “squirrel fight, don’t you see it?”. We get so wrapped up in our world that we miss the little things.

  • David Guion

    Hi Michael,

    With the thought that mankind exists as a “vowel” there’s something scary and wondrous about the acknowledgment of the existence of evil and how we (as small beings) actively interact with God (the infinitely huge Being.) How we live “childishly” in this fallen world intrigues me.

    David

  • Genni Gem

    I will love to see God's wonder through a childlike eyes
    and discover more. I will love a copy.

  • Jan

    There never seems to be enough time for wonder .. in today's busy-busy-world, it's sad to realize that we haven't stopped long enough to marvel at God's creation. Can't wait to read it!

  • Bill Meeks

    I am intrigued by the comments about how we miss the squirrels, while God is saying, “squirrel fight, don’t you see it?”. We get so wrapped up in our world that we miss the little things.

  • Jan

    There never seems to be enough time for wonder .. in today's busy-busy-world, it's sad to realize that we haven't stopped long enough to marvel at God's creation. Can't wait to read it!

  • David Guion

    Hi Michael,

    With the thought that mankind exists as a “vowel” there’s something scary and wondrous about the acknowledgment of the existence of evil and how we (as small beings) actively interact with God (the infinitely huge Being.) How we live “childishly” in this fallen world intrigues me.

    David

  • Genni Gem

    I will love to see God's wonder through a childlike eyes
    and discover more. I will love a copy.

  • Jim Dalton

    I’m very curious about the authors comments about art and evil. Looking forward to reading the book and appreciate your communications and recommendations.

  • Jim Fields

    I’m looking forward to checking this out! Thanks for the tip.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/back4good back4good

    I'm intruiged by the idea of an emotional v. rational treatment of the problem of pain.

  • http://bookblogs.ning.com/profile/LisaChrisner Lisa Chrisner

    As with some of the other posts, I too liked what he said about the God being so big, while we're so small. while we're so small. God is so mighty, and so loving, it is awesome to know that he cares so much about each and every one of us individually. I would love to read this book. My email is lrchrisner123@lycos.com. Thank you. I am also a reviewer for Thomas Nelson.

  • http://www.brianproffit.info/ Brian

    As Philip Yancey said, "I don't believe anyone ever came to Jesus because he/she lost an argument." Wilson's comment that he focuses on the emotional aspects rather than the logical is really intriguing and I'd very much like to see a copy!

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

    I always look forward towards hearing someones refreshing ideas. Love the title and look forward to the read.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/back4good back4good

    I'm intruiged by the idea of an emotional v. rational treatment of the problem of pain.

  • http://www.brianproffit.info Brian

    As Philip Yancey said, "I don't believe anyone ever came to Jesus because he/she lost an argument." Wilson's comment that he focuses on the emotional aspects rather than the logical is really intriguing and I'd very much like to see a copy!

  • http://bookblogs.ning.com/profile/LisaChrisner Lisa Chrisner

    As with some of the other posts, I too liked what he said about the God being so big, while we're so small. while we're so small. God is so mighty, and so loving, it is awesome to know that he cares so much about each and every one of us individually. I would love to read this book. My email is lrchrisner123@lycos.com. Thank you. I am also a reviewer for Thomas Nelson.

  • Jim Dalton

    I’m very curious about the authors comments about art and evil. Looking forward to reading the book and appreciate your communications and recommendations.

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

    I always look forward towards hearing someones refreshing ideas. Love the title and look forward to the read.

  • Jim Fields

    I’m looking forward to checking this out! Thanks for the tip.

  • SimplyAubs

    I’d love a copy! Sounds like a great book!

  • Greg Poole

    My son enjoyed his book Leepike Ridge. I’m looking forward to this one.

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

    Intrigued! Will read this book for it's creative title alone.

  • http://ItsGreatToBeAlive.com/ Ozzybeef

    sounds like a book I need right now!

  • Joel Q

    I'd like a copy if they are still available.

  • http://difficultseasons.com/ Jim Hughes

    Okay — you've gotten my attention and interest. Love to read the book.

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

    Intrigued! Will read this book for it's creative title alone.

  • http://ItsGreatToBeAlive.com Ozzybeef

    sounds like a book I need right now!

  • SimplyAubs

    I’d love a copy! Sounds like a great book!

  • http://difficultseasons.com Jim Hughes

    Okay — you've gotten my attention and interest. Love to read the book.

  • Greg Poole

    My son enjoyed his book Leepike Ridge. I’m looking forward to this one.

  • Joel Q

    I'd like a copy if they are still available.

  • Judy Rivard

    This does sound like a great book and I definitely will share it with friends and family and others! Thank you

  • John

    Looking forward to another great read!

  • http://www.nozbe.com/ Michael

    If you can ship it to Europe, I'd love to get a copy! Great idea Mike!

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

    I'm interested in reading more about God "painting" evil into the world as a way to heighten or enhance his art. I also am interested in hearing Wilson explain how the Christian picture of the world is prettier than the picture painted by atheists.

    I just sent my address via email and look forward to reading the book!

    Thanks Mr. Hyatt!

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

    1) Why there evil if there God?
    2) He really remind me to focus and don't take thing for granted. I have 3 kids myself and they also always excited just to step out of house and checkout squirrels, birds but for me i feel nothing special and instead just look at my iPhone.

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

    After listing to the interview, I am sure I would enjoy this book. Since you are offering, I would like to get a copy of the free book.

  • Judy Rivard

    This does sound like a great book and I definitely will share it with friends and family and others! Thank you

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

    1) Why there evil if there God?
    2) He really remind me to focus and don't take thing for granted. I have 3 kids myself and they also always excited just to step out of house and checkout squirrels, birds but for me i feel nothing special and instead just look at my iPhone.

  • http://www.nozbe.com Michael

    If you can ship it to Europe, I'd love to get a copy! Great idea Mike!

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

    After listing to the interview, I am sure I would enjoy this book. Since you are offering, I would like to get a copy of the free book.

  • John

    Looking forward to another great read!

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

    I'm interested in reading more about God "painting" evil into the world as a way to heighten or enhance his art. I also am interested in hearing Wilson explain how the Christian picture of the world is prettier than the picture painted by atheists.

    I just sent my address via email and look forward to reading the book!

    Thanks Mr. Hyatt!

  • http://salvator.me/ Leslie

    I'd love a copy as I'm a bit of an apologetics fiend. Plus, the description of the author as a combination of Chesterton and Miller has me very curious. Thanks!

  • dtskim

    Always have been fascinated with philosophy, especially in its use to understand God. I remember using the cosmological theory to prove God's existence (that something cannot come from nothing). I have also been fascinated by Genesis 1 with regards to creation from God's spoken word.

    It was very interesting as to what N.D. stated as to the power behind those words that actually created the universe. It would be very interesting to hear the rest of this story….

  • http://twitter.com/dtskim @dtskim

    Always have been fascinated with philosophy, especially in its use to understand God. I remember using the cosmological theory to prove God's existence (that something cannot come from nothing). I have also been fascinated by Genesis 1 with regards to creation from God's spoken word.

    It was very interesting as to what N.D. stated as to the power behind those words that actually created the universe. It would be very interesting to hear the rest of this story….

  • http://salvator.me Leslie

    I'd love a copy as I'm a bit of an apologetics fiend. Plus, the description of the author as a combination of Chesterton and Miller has me very curious. Thanks!

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

    Sounds like and interesting book. Can't wait to check it out.

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

    Sounds like and interesting book. Can't wait to check it out.

  • Dave

    Enjoyed the video would like to read the book. The Authour's mention of the bigness of God and the power of God's Word caught my attention.

  • Blake

    Thomas Nelson is doing some great stuff, and coming out with good titles. It's also refreshing to see and read from a CEO that gets it. Thanks for this offer!

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

    I would love the book. Thanks.

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

    I would love the book. Thanks.

  • Dave

    Enjoyed the video would like to read the book. The Authour's mention of the bigness of God and the power of God's Word caught my attention.

  • Blake

    Thomas Nelson is doing some great stuff, and coming out with good titles. It's also refreshing to see and read from a CEO that gets it. Thanks for this offer!

  • Kristine

    I'm intrigued. I just read Donald Miller's book "Blue Like Jazz" and am now making my way through Brendan Manning's "Raggamuffin Gospel." I would love to get a copy of this book especially since I've never read anything by N.D. Wilson. Thanks for your generosity!

  • Kristine

    I'm intrigued. I just read Donald Miller's book "Blue Like Jazz" and am now making my way through Brendan Manning's "Raggamuffin Gospel." I would love to get a copy of this book especially since I've never read anything by N.D. Wilson. Thanks for your generosity!

  • http://www.pleaseread.org/ Sarnaa Archie

    This sounds like a great read. N.D.’s statement about God’s continual work, his existence as opposed to intervention is what piqued my interest, as well as the communicability of aesthetics in art, which is part of my research for the past few years. Mostly, though, this book would be a great read for the author’s admission of his childish perspective looking up with awe. Looking forward to it.

  • http://divinecontradiction.blogspot.com/ Kristen

    Great interview. I can't wait to read the book!

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

    I am in. I would love a copy of this book. It sounds very intriguing!

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

    I am in. I would love a copy of this book. It sounds very intriguing!

  • http://www.pleaseread.org Sarnaa Archie

    This sounds like a great read. N.D.’s statement about God’s continual work, his existence as opposed to intervention is what piqued my interest, as well as the communicability of aesthetics in art, which is part of my research for the past few years. Mostly, though, this book would be a great read for the author’s admission of his childish perspective looking up with awe. Looking forward to it.

  • http://divinecontradiction.blogspot.com Kristen

    Great interview. I can't wait to read the book!

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

    sounds like a great idea. i want in on the free book

  • http://www.kamirice.com/ Kami

    Sure! Sign me up. Sounds like a thoughtful read.

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

    sounds like a great idea. i want in on the free book

  • http://www.kamirice.com Kami

    Sure! Sign me up. Sounds like a thoughtful read.

  • http://thesquarepegmojo.blogspot.com/ Eva

    My interest in the book was piqued by the title and hearing about its content. But what really solidified it for me was when N.D. said he was OK with readers loving or hating his book. He's an all or nothing guy and I like that. Lukewarm is nauseating. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/crossn81 @crossn81

    Sounds like an exciting book.

  • http://thesquarepegmojo.blogspot.com Eva

    My interest in the book was piqued by the title and hearing about its content. But what really solidified it for me was when N.D. said he was OK with readers loving or hating his book. He's an all or nothing guy and I like that. Lukewarm is nauseating. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/crossn81 @crossn81

    Sounds like an exciting book.

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

    Thanks for the giveaway. What a great idea! I've enjoyed Nate Wilson's writing in the past and this certainly looks like an intriguing book. I liked the reminder to look at God's art with the eyes of our children – To not lose the sense of wonder and amazement.

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

    Thanks for the giveaway. What a great idea! I've enjoyed Nate Wilson's writing in the past and this certainly looks like an intriguing book. I liked the reminder to look at God's art with the eyes of our children – To not lose the sense of wonder and amazement.

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

    As an artist myself I was intrigued by the idea of an aesthetic argument for the existence of evil. I'd be interested in reading the book to see how Mr. Wilson develops that .

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

    Would love to get a copy of the book. The description in the forward sounds like how my mind works so I can not wait to read this book…

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

    As an artist myself I was intrigued by the idea of an aesthetic argument for the existence of evil. I'd be interested in reading the book to see how Mr. Wilson develops that .

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

    Would love to get a copy of the book. The description in the forward sounds like how my mind works so I can not wait to read this book…

  • Carol

    "Welcome to His poem. His play. His novel. His comedy. Let the pages flick your thumbs."

    I couldn't see the video at work, so I had to suffice with the reviews at Amazon.com. I love to hear other people's perspectives on the "why" of God's plan for this world.

  • Greg Lipps

    definitely interested in checking out the book

  • sallykent

    Awesome! Sending an email your way

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

    The book's unique concept/presentation immediately interested me. Can't wait.

  • Carol

    "Welcome to His poem. His play. His novel. His comedy. Let the pages flick your thumbs."

    I couldn't see the video at work, so I had to suffice with the reviews at Amazon.com. I love to hear other people's perspectives on the "why" of God's plan for this world.

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

    The book's unique concept/presentation immediately interested me. Can't wait.

  • sallykent

    Awesome! Sending an email your way

  • Greg Lipps

    definitely interested in checking out the book

  • Dan

    I’d love to get a copy. Sounds like a great book. Thanks.

  • Dan

    I’d love to get a copy. Sounds like a great book. Thanks.

  • Mavinator

    Interesting – I'd love to give it a read!

  • Mavinator

    Interesting – I'd love to give it a read!

  • Jack Cavanaugh

    Anyone who drops names such as C.S. Lewis, Chesterton, et. al. when describing writing styles, has my attention. I can't wait to see Wilson's writing style…. oh yeah, and the content sounds good too. :)

  • Jack Cavanaugh

    Anyone who drops names such as C.S. Lewis, Chesterton, et. al. when describing writing styles, has my attention. I can't wait to see Wilson's writing style…. oh yeah, and the content sounds good too. :)

  • http://pwinn.tumblr.com/ Phillip Winn

    Sounds like a great promotion, and you'll end up with scads of mailing addresses, which is always good. :-)

  • http://pwinn.tumblr.com/ Phillip Winn

    Sounds like a great promotion, and you'll end up with scads of mailing addresses, which is always good. :-)

  • http://www.twitter.com/ Cleo (@cleothecool)

    You had me when you likened him to a combination of C.S. Lewis and Donald Miller

  • http://www.twitter.com Cleo (@cleothecool)

    You had me when you likened him to a combination of C.S. Lewis and Donald Miller

  • @davidbukus

    I love the discussion on the big-ness of God. I often forget and need reminding of just how small I am. ; )

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

    I like what he said about the wonder of God. We overuse and misuse words such as wonder, awesome, and amazing to describe so many things that they lose their impact when we use them to speak of God.
    Not sure I agree with his use of the word "childish" though. Still think "childlike" is a better description for what he is communicating!

  • john

    I would love to read this book b/c you say he has a unique writing style. I always enjoy discovering new authors! Thank you.

  • @davidbukus

    I love the discussion on the big-ness of God. I often forget and need reminding of just how small I am. ; )

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

    I like what he said about the wonder of God. We overuse and misuse words such as wonder, awesome, and amazing to describe so many things that they lose their impact when we use them to speak of God.
    Not sure I agree with his use of the word "childish" though. Still think "childlike" is a better description for what he is communicating!

  • john

    I would love to read this book b/c you say he has a unique writing style. I always enjoy discovering new authors! Thank you.

  • http://crosscenteredyouth.wordpress.com/ Josh

    Love to have this book on my shelf.

  • http://crosscenteredyouth.wordpress.com Josh

    Love to have this book on my shelf.

  • Laura

    Touch a dandelion.

  • Laura

    Touch a dandelion.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/one24worship one24worship

    Hi Michael,

    Intrigued by the "childish" vs. "childlike" conversation.

    Thanks.

    David Guion

  • @_phil_i_am_

    Wow… sounds like he's an amazing author!

    I look forward to getting a new perspective on God – to be in 'wonder' at his greatness. We need more of this!

    Thanks!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/one24worship one24worship

    Hi Michael,

    Intrigued by the "childish" vs. "childlike" conversation.

    Thanks.

    David Guion

  • @_phil_i_am_

    Wow… sounds like he's an amazing author!

    I look forward to getting a new perspective on God – to be in 'wonder' at his greatness. We need more of this!

    Thanks!

  • Brian

    Sounds interesting. Looking forward to reading it!

  • Elisabeth

    Two things N.D. said intrigued me. One, that we are so small in relation to God's creation. Often we tend to be so wrapped up the selfishenss of our daily lives that we miss our God-granted purpose on this earth. Secondly, the question of evil in a God-designed world. This is a question pondered by many and I look forward to reading N.D.'s perspective on this aspect of life.

  • http://twitter.com/ulysses775 @ulysses775

    An apologetic work for post-moderns caught my attention, but there are plenty of books that make that claim. However, the comparison with Lewis, Chesterton and Joyce is intriguing. I also like the author's analogy of the tilt-a-whirl.

  • http://twitter.com/ulysses775 @ulysses775

    An apologetic work for post-moderns caught my attention, but there are plenty of books that make that claim. However, the comparison with Lewis, Chesterton and Joyce is intriguing. I also like the author's analogy of the tilt-a-whirl.

  • Elisabeth

    Two things N.D. said intrigued me. One, that we are so small in relation to God's creation. Often we tend to be so wrapped up the selfishenss of our daily lives that we miss our God-granted purpose on this earth. Secondly, the question of evil in a God-designed world. This is a question pondered by many and I look forward to reading N.D.'s perspective on this aspect of life.

  • Brian

    Sounds interesting. Looking forward to reading it!

  • Ehren

    I loved his first kids novel (Leepike Ridge). Sign me up!
    Ehren

  • Ehren

    I loved his first kids novel (Leepike Ridge). Sign me up!
    Ehren

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

    I'm pretty excited about this book! The comments by N.D. remind me of Yaconelli's book "Dangerous Wonder", which I loved, so I am really excited to read more about a post-modern perspective on how we relate to God and how God relates to us in an exciting and eye-opening way.
    I would love a copy! You'll have an email with my address coming right away!

  • Carolyn M

    I'm very interested in a new way to think about apologetics. ND seems to have a fresh approach – "looking at the world with great, big, shocked eyes. . ." Thanks for the offer of the book!

  • colleen Coble

    I don't read much non fiction but when you tell me a book is great, I listen! Same Kind of Different As Me was totally view changing. So I'll have to read this one.

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

    Michael, if you still have any books left I would appreciate one. Thanks.

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

    Michael, if you still have any books left I would appreciate one. Thanks.

  • colleen Coble

    I don't read much non fiction but when you tell me a book is great, I listen! Same Kind of Different As Me was totally view changing. So I'll have to read this one.

  • Carolyn M

    I'm very interested in a new way to think about apologetics. ND seems to have a fresh approach – "looking at the world with great, big, shocked eyes. . ." Thanks for the offer of the book!

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

    I'm pretty excited about this book! The comments by N.D. remind me of Yaconelli's book "Dangerous Wonder", which I loved, so I am really excited to read more about a post-modern perspective on how we relate to God and how God relates to us in an exciting and eye-opening way.
    I would love a copy! You'll have an email with my address coming right away!

  • http://twitter.com/melish @melish

    I've been recently forming my own opinions and thoughts about what it truly means to have God dancing over me with singing. This book sounds like it can add a great deal to those thoughts.

  • http://twitter.com/kbeck1 @kbeck1

    So great for great authors who are willing to invest the time needed to write. Kudos to their friends

  • http://twitter.com/kbeck1 @kbeck1

    So great for great authors who are willing to invest the time needed to write. Kudos to their friends

  • http://twitter.com/melish @melish

    I've been recently forming my own opinions and thoughts about what it truly means to have God dancing over me with singing. This book sounds like it can add a great deal to those thoughts.

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

    I can't wait to read his thoughts about evil. Having several family members dealing w/serious chronic illnesses it is something I struggle with often.

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

    It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to check it out.

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

    I can't wait to read his thoughts about evil. Having several family members dealing w/serious chronic illnesses it is something I struggle with often.

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

    It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to check it out.

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

    I'd love to get this book – the interview presents interesting concepts, " Like a vowel in a word" I love that imagery!

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

    I'd love to get this book – the interview presents interesting concepts, " Like a vowel in a word" I love that imagery!

  • Brenda

    We need to slow down and appreciate our lives through shocked eyes and riveted attention. N.D. is right about a child-ish viewpoint. Otherwise, it sounds like the book supports a further exploration of faith and belief–no matter where the reader might stand and who is ever really done with that journey?

  • Brenda

    We need to slow down and appreciate our lives through shocked eyes and riveted attention. N.D. is right about a child-ish viewpoint. Otherwise, it sounds like the book supports a further exploration of faith and belief–no matter where the reader might stand and who is ever really done with that journey?

  • Mike Bosley

    If I can get a copy of this book, I'd certainly be grateful. Of course I do realize how many comments are here already! I was intrigued by two things he said; not quoting – to atheists, my picture is prettier, and regarding children, their eyes are HUGE. In the sense they children look at everything with great wonder, I wish we grown ups didn't so quickly lose the ability to do the same.

  • http://www.omarhamada.com/ Omar Hamada

    Count me in!

  • http://www.omarhamada.com Omar Hamada

    Count me in!

  • Mike Bosley

    If I can get a copy of this book, I'd certainly be grateful. Of course I do realize how many comments are here already! I was intrigued by two things he said; not quoting – to atheists, my picture is prettier, and regarding children, their eyes are HUGE. In the sense they children look at everything with great wonder, I wish we grown ups didn't so quickly lose the ability to do the same.

  • Mike@Emory

    I'd love to get a copy of the book. Thanks!

  • Mike@Emory

    I'd love to get a copy of the book. Thanks!

  • http://www.africakidandtheworld.blogspot.com/ Laurie Cutter

    "I am a vowel in God's word…" and "This world is God's art" are a few of ND's phrases that got me! Would love to read Tilt-A-Whirl.

  • http://www.africakidandtheworld.blogspot.com/ Laurie Cutter

    "I am a vowel in God's word…" and "This world is God's art" are a few of ND's phrases that got me! Would love to read Tilt-A-Whirl.

  • David

    Would love to read this book. Especially on my Kindle.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/yooper1714 yooper1714

    It is always interesting to read from other people's perspective, especially the post-modern perspective. I would love this book.

  • David

    Would love to read this book. Especially on my Kindle.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/yooper1714 yooper1714

    It is always interesting to read from other people's perspective, especially the post-modern perspective. I would love this book.

  • http://jodyfransch.wordpress.com/ Jody T Fransch

    I enjoy reading your blog Michael! I enjoyed the introduction to the book from video clip and they way ND explained it…really cool. Coming from Zimbabwe I did not know what a "tilt-a-whirl" is, I'm glad to say that now I do! Seems like an awesome book, can't wait to get my hands on it!

  • http://www.johnsonsforlife.com/ Julie S. Johnson

    I loved the idea that Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl is written for people of all persuasions and that it is not "preachy" but rather encourages people to "See what I see." This would make a great gift for my unsaved friends. I'd love to have my own copy.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dfoster7597 dfoster7597

    Hi Mike, thank you for posting this interview. I liked what ND Wilson said about God speaking into his creation not just at the beginning "ex nihilo" but that he continues to speak into his creation on a regular basis. He is not a God that created the world and left it and us to fend for ourselves. Great reminder for all of us to open our eyes and ears to see how God is interacting in the world around us.

  • http://www.johnsonsforlife.com Julie S. Johnson

    I loved the idea that Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl is written for people of all persuasions and that it is not "preachy" but rather encourages people to "See what I see." This would make a great gift for my unsaved friends. I'd love to have my own copy.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dfoster7597 dfoster7597

    Hi Mike, thank you for posting this interview. I liked what ND Wilson said about God speaking into his creation not just at the beginning "ex nihilo" but that he continues to speak into his creation on a regular basis. He is not a God that created the world and left it and us to fend for ourselves. Great reminder for all of us to open our eyes and ears to see how God is interacting in the world around us.

  • http://jodyfransch.wordpress.com Jody T Fransch

    I enjoy reading your blog Michael! I enjoyed the introduction to the book from video clip and they way ND explained it…really cool. Coming from Zimbabwe I did not know what a "tilt-a-whirl" is, I'm glad to say that now I do! Seems like an awesome book, can't wait to get my hands on it!

  • @cewuzie

    Wow! I guess the bar has now been really raised for this book. Can't remember the last time a book was hyped this much, it's got to be a great read!

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

    I would like to have a book also. Thanks

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

    Can't wait to read it!

  • @cewuzie

    Wow! I guess the bar has now been really raised for this book. Can't remember the last time a book was hyped this much, it's got to be a great read!

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

    I would like to have a book also. Thanks

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

    Can't wait to read it!

  • http://www.ryanerisman.com/ Ryan Erisman

    The interview has me intrigued. Look forward to reading it thank you!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JeffHolton Jeffrey Holton

    I sure wish I could take advantage of this, but I already have one free copy of it sitting right here next to me.

    And I'm loving it!! It's…really unlike anything I've ever read before. I'd say it's poetic commentary. It's like Maya Angelou and Rich Mullins and Garrison Keillor and Andy Rooney all got stuck in a gruesome star trek transporter accident and out came this bulbous, distorted, pulsing mass of syncretized flesh called N.D. Wilson.

  • http://www.ryanerisman.com Ryan Erisman

    The interview has me intrigued. Look forward to reading it thank you!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JeffHolton Jeffrey Holton

    I sure wish I could take advantage of this, but I already have one free copy of it sitting right here next to me.

    And I'm loving it!! It's…really unlike anything I've ever read before. I'd say it's poetic commentary. It's like Maya Angelou and Rich Mullins and Garrison Keillor and Andy Rooney all got stuck in a gruesome star trek transporter accident and out came this bulbous, distorted, pulsing mass of syncretized flesh called N.D. Wilson.

  • ThornlessRose

    Sounds like a book my mind could gleefully plunge into. Please do send me a free copy!

  • ThornlessRose

    Sounds like a book my mind could gleefully plunge into. Please do send me a free copy!

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

    G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis are two of my favorite authors! I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about combining them; sounds like this is going to be a great book!

  • Mary

    Imagination and wonder: two things we need more of in life! Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks!

  • Mel

    God's speaks the world from the nothing!! He is a powerful God! This book sounds intriguing.

  • Mary

    Imagination and wonder: two things we need more of in life! Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks!

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

    G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis are two of my favorite authors! I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about combining them; sounds like this is going to be a great book!

  • Mel

    God's speaks the world from the nothing!! He is a powerful God! This book sounds intriguing.

  • Brenda Ingraham

    I would love to see how he peaks the interest of non believers in believing about God’s plan! Thanks for allowing me to get this book for a new approach to my unbelieving friends!

  • James Kasten

    Wow! To be compared to CS Lewis is an honor. I enjoy the writings of CS Lewis. If this new author can match that, he will have a following reader. Also I appreciate any author who takes the time to tries to awaken a passion for God inside us! I can always use a new perspective, because the mundane of this world can often overflow in the other areas of our lives!

  • http://www.interprogroup.com/ ZJ Czupor

    Thanks Michael for making this offer of N.D.'s new book. I enjoyed your video interview with him. He's an engaging fellow. I liked the notion that God speaks to everywhere, if we'll just notice and listen.

  • Brenda Ingraham

    I would love to see how he peaks the interest of non believers in believing about God’s plan! Thanks for allowing me to get this book for a new approach to my unbelieving friends!

  • James Kasten

    Wow! To be compared to CS Lewis is an honor. I enjoy the writings of CS Lewis. If this new author can match that, he will have a following reader. Also I appreciate any author who takes the time to tries to awaken a passion for God inside us! I can always use a new perspective, because the mundane of this world can often overflow in the other areas of our lives!

  • http://www.interprogroup.com ZJ Czupor

    Thanks Michael for making this offer of N.D.'s new book. I enjoyed your video interview with him. He's an engaging fellow. I liked the notion that God speaks to everywhere, if we'll just notice and listen.

  • http://www.southernbookcompany.com/ brian

    please send me a book!

  • http://www.southernbookcompany.com brian

    please send me a book!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ryangarber Ryan Garber

    I would like a free copy of this book. I like what he said about what we find important and what God and the author’s children find important (2 squirrels).

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

    This book sounds awesome. I'm excited about getting my copy! :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/ryangarber Ryan Garber

    I would like a free copy of this book. I like what he said about what we find important and what God and the author’s children find important (2 squirrels).

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

    This book sounds awesome. I'm excited about getting my copy! :)

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

    I try to approach all of life with that sense of awe, amazent, and joy…much as Zorba… and rather that being bewildered and befuddled (as I often am).. to experience God and God's creating with exhilarted joy.

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

    I try to approach all of life with that sense of awe, amazent, and joy…much as Zorba… and rather that being bewildered and befuddled (as I often am).. to experience God and God's creating with exhilarted joy.

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

    N.D's comment about seeing the wonder in the things around us really resonates with me. Too often as adults we take ourselves too seriously and forget that the journey is just as important as the destination. As an avid book reader I can hardly wait to get a copy. Thanks for this wonderful offer.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/garygilmore1 garygilmore1

    I am not familiare with Wilson's writin. He sounds able to weave a great story. I'm excited to experience his writing!

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

    I'd love to read it! Very intriguing!

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

    I was particularly motivated by your prompt to: " … get a copy, unplug from everything that might distract you, and rediscover again the joy of reading…"

    I look forward to taking you up on your free offer. Thank you kindly.

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

    N.D's comment about seeing the wonder in the things around us really resonates with me. Too often as adults we take ourselves too seriously and forget that the journey is just as important as the destination. As an avid book reader I can hardly wait to get a copy. Thanks for this wonderful offer.

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

    I was particularly motivated by your prompt to: " … get a copy, unplug from everything that might distract you, and rediscover again the joy of reading…"

    I look forward to taking you up on your free offer. Thank you kindly.

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

    I'd love to read it! Very intriguing!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/garygilmore1 garygilmore1

    I am not familiare with Wilson's writin. He sounds able to weave a great story. I'm excited to experience his writing!

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/garygilmore1 garygilmore1

    I am not familiare with Wilson's writing. He sounds able to weave a great story. I'm excited to experience his writing!

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/garygilmore1 garygilmore1

    I am not familiare with Wilson's writing. He sounds able to weave a great story. I'm excited to experience his writing!

  • David

    Looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the book.

  • David

    Looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the book.

  • http://treymcclain.blogspot.com/ Trey McClain

    I loved the concept of God’s continual speaking. Incredible thought. I was also particularly intrigued by his statement that: “The problem of evil is an emotional problem, but not a logical problem.”

  • Lindsey

    I would love a copy of the book!

  • http://treymcclain.blogspot.com Trey McClain

    I loved the concept of God’s continual speaking. Incredible thought. I was also particularly intrigued by his statement that: “The problem of evil is an emotional problem, but not a logical problem.”

  • Lindsey

    I would love a copy of the book!

  • http://www.boldpath.org/ Leary Gates

    Nice interview. Looking forward to the book. Particularly interested to read his treatment of evil as an emotional problem. Thanks!

  • http://www.boldpath.org Leary Gates

    Nice interview. Looking forward to the book. Particularly interested to read his treatment of evil as an emotional problem. Thanks!

  • http://www.growingandgrowing.com/ Matt D

    Bigness/Smallness…got me! Also, reading all the other comments as to what other readers think and are expecting…got me intringued.

  • A. W.

    I am definitely interested in something with a new perspective and out of the traditionalism. Plus I do like CS Lewis. Curious to what he has to say especially if this is great for Christians and non-Christians, for me that means it's not just something somone with a theological background or someone who's been a Christian for a while can read. Maybe great even for evangelism.

  • A. W.

    I am definitely interested in something with a new perspective and out of the traditionalism. Plus I do like CS Lewis. Curious to what he has to say especially if this is great for Christians and non-Christians, for me that means it's not just something somone with a theological background or someone who's been a Christian for a while can read. Maybe great even for evangelism.

  • http://www.growingandgrowing.com Matt D

    Bigness/Smallness…got me! Also, reading all the other comments as to what other readers think and are expecting…got me intringued.

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

    sounds interesting to me – tilt-a-whirls always freak me out a bit, but I'd like to read the book to see how the metaphor pans out throughout the book.

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

    sounds interesting to me – tilt-a-whirls always freak me out a bit, but I'd like to read the book to see how the metaphor pans out throughout the book.

  • http://www.joannfore.com/ Jo Ann Fore

    "God is continually active . . . " Amen. And I love his use of metaphor.

  • http://www.joannfore.com Jo Ann Fore

    "God is continually active . . . " Amen. And I love his use of metaphor.

  • WritewhereUr

    God is both simple and complex at the same time…there is nothing more controversial than understanding the spiritual plane and our purpose within it.

    I cant wait to read this book because we work with youth in our church. They are bombarded every day with conflicting messages…I want them to experience life with an awe and reverance because of the gift of God…not jaded like the world tells them to be.

    I also have a book review site…Cant wait to read it and review it! Thanks for the opportunity!

    WritewhereUr
    http://www.bookinreview.com
    http://www.twitter.com/WritewhereUr
    http://www.writewhereyouareblog.com

  • WritewhereUr

    God is both simple and complex at the same time…there is nothing more controversial than understanding the spiritual plane and our purpose within it.

    I cant wait to read this book because we work with youth in our church. They are bombarded every day with conflicting messages…I want them to experience life with an awe and reverance because of the gift of God…not jaded like the world tells them to be.

    I also have a book review site…Cant wait to read it and review it! Thanks for the opportunity!

    WritewhereUr
    http://www.bookinreview.com
    http://www.twitter.com/WritewhereUr
    http://www.writewhereyouareblog.com

  • http://www.hickorywithepc.org/ Ed Eubanks

    Hi Michael– I'd love to get a copy of the book. Thanks!

  • http://www.hickorywithepc.org Ed Eubanks

    Hi Michael– I'd love to get a copy of the book. Thanks!

  • http://shardsoflight.blogspot.com/ suzi

    i am intrigued by N.D.'s referring to the 'aesthetic justification of the use of evil in art'. would love to learn more!

  • http://shardsoflight.blogspot.com suzi

    i am intrigued by N.D.'s referring to the 'aesthetic justification of the use of evil in art'. would love to learn more!

  • Sara

    I'm excited to read this book. I've read several other books by Nate Wilson, and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. This book sounds reminiscent of G.K. Chesterton.

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

    Love the analogy of a tilt-a-whirl. Lays the foundation for the premise of the book – approaching our relationship with God with child-"ish" wonder. Can't wait to read it!

  • Sara

    I'm excited to read this book. I've read several other books by Nate Wilson, and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. This book sounds reminiscent of G.K. Chesterton.

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

    Love the analogy of a tilt-a-whirl. Lays the foundation for the premise of the book – approaching our relationship with God with child-"ish" wonder. Can't wait to read it!

  • http://threepinktrees.com/ Mackenzie

    I'm excited to read this book and see what stories he puts into it!

  • http://threepinktrees.com Mackenzie

    I'm excited to read this book and see what stories he puts into it!

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

    I am interested in a book that combines C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller. I am on staff at CLC (Christian Leadership Concepts), and we are always looking for good non-denominational books on Christian apologetics..

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

    I am interested in a book that combines C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller. I am on staff at CLC (Christian Leadership Concepts), and we are always looking for good non-denominational books on Christian apologetics..

  • http://www.hopeww.org/ DB Blenko

    Like the message to atheists: "My world is prettier than yours". I'd love to read the book!

  • http://www.hopeww.org DB Blenko

    Like the message to atheists: "My world is prettier than yours". I'd love to read the book!

  • http://blomerus.org/ Marysol

    CAN NOT WAIT TO READ This book!

    The wonder, the awe of God… that’s what caught. I’ve thought about this alot.

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

    i like the g.k. chesterton/donald miller combination. dying to try it.

    thanks*m

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

    i like the g.k. chesterton/donald miller combination. dying to try it.

    thanks*m

  • http://blomerus.org Marysol

    CAN NOT WAIT TO READ This book!

    The wonder, the awe of God… that’s what caught. I’ve thought about this alot.

  • Justin Vance

    I'd love to read through his book. "Apologetics for the Post-Modern World…" definitely grabs my attention. N.D. Wilson seems to have a good perspective. With the world we live in, that is hard to come by.

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

    Thanks for the book. Thomas Nelson seems to be on the right track within the crazy changes to your industry. The NelsonFree idea is awesome as well. Where do we find the list of NelsonFree books?

  • Justin Vance

    I'd love to read through his book. "Apologetics for the Post-Modern World…" definitely grabs my attention. N.D. Wilson seems to have a good perspective. With the world we live in, that is hard to come by.

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

    Thanks for the book. Thomas Nelson seems to be on the right track within the crazy changes to your industry. The NelsonFree idea is awesome as well. Where do we find the list of NelsonFree books?

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

    "No, I mean childish…" – piqued my interest straight away, lets have at it!

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

    "No, I mean childish…" – piqued my interest straight away, lets have at it!

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

    I've been excited about this book since I heard it was coming out. I love the image of the earth as a tilt-a-whirl, which is surprisingly accurate.

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

    I would like to get a copy

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

    Thanks for the recommendation. Based on that interview it looks like an really interesting read.

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

    I've been excited about this book since I heard it was coming out. I love the image of the earth as a tilt-a-whirl, which is surprisingly accurate.

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

    Thanks for the recommendation. Based on that interview it looks like an really interesting read.

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

    I would like to get a copy

  • vicki5280

    I cannot wait for the chance to read this book. It’s amazing how different the world looks when viewed from a childs perspective. Thank you for this opportinity.

  • Kelly Hohne

    You have me curious! I love C.S. Lewis and just finished my first book by Donald Miller called Blue Like Jazz and enjoyed his honest, candid approach. So I am looking forward to reading this book!

  • vicki5280

    I cannot wait for the chance to read this book. It’s amazing how different the world looks when viewed from a childs perspective. Thank you for this opportinity.

  • Kelly Hohne

    You have me curious! I love C.S. Lewis and just finished my first book by Donald Miller called Blue Like Jazz and enjoyed his honest, candid approach. So I am looking forward to reading this book!

  • Daniel A

    I've heard so much about this. I've got to have a copy!

  • G. Yates

    Would enjoy reading more on Wilson's perspective on the theodicy problem.

  • Daniel A

    I've heard so much about this. I've got to have a copy!

  • G. Yates

    Would enjoy reading more on Wilson's perspective on the theodicy problem.

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

    I appreciated the analogy of the world spinning like a tilt-a-whirl, and his comment at the end about looking at life like a child – childish. I'm interested in reading more of this book. Thanks for the chance!

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

    I appreciated the analogy of the world spinning like a tilt-a-whirl, and his comment at the end about looking at life like a child – childish. I'm interested in reading more of this book. Thanks for the chance!

  • Andy Leininger

    Great idea and I am so glad I can participate in reading/reviewing ND Wilson's book. Living in Siberia I can't do this all the time but I have a friend coming here next week!

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

    Would like to read more about Wilson's view of the wonder of God. Thanks for the opportunity!

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

    My curiosity is aroused to hear his thought's on the Bigness of God and the Smallness of man.

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

    My curiosity is aroused to hear his thought's on the Bigness of God and the Smallness of man.

  • Andy Leininger

    Great idea and I am so glad I can participate in reading/reviewing ND Wilson's book. Living in Siberia I can't do this all the time but I have a friend coming here next week!

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

    Would like to read more about Wilson's view of the wonder of God. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • chadamoore

    This books sounds very intriguing. Indeed I read as many pages on Amazon.com preview as possible!

    I've been following ND Wilson online for a while now and I'd love to have a copy and greatly appreciate your generosity!

  • chadamoore

    This books sounds very intriguing. Indeed I read as many pages on Amazon.com preview as possible!

    I've been following ND Wilson online for a while now and I'd love to have a copy and greatly appreciate your generosity!

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  • Josiah

    Orthodox theology with an ADD twist… yeah, that sounds exactly like Nate Wilson. I had the honor of studying under him last year, and I read all his fiction. I am quite sure his non-fiction is just as good!

  • Rachel Brownlee

    I want to read this book because of the word "wonder." I love that God gives us hope. I think there is a connection between hope and wonder and would love to gain more of both.

  • Josiah

    Orthodox theology with an ADD twist… yeah, that sounds exactly like Nate Wilson. I had the honor of studying under him last year, and I read all his fiction. I am quite sure his non-fiction is just as good!

  • Rachel Brownlee

    I want to read this book because of the word "wonder." I love that God gives us hope. I think there is a connection between hope and wonder and would love to gain more of both.

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

    I love that he says that evil is an emotional problem, not a logical problem.

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

    I love that he says that evil is an emotional problem, not a logical problem.

  • Joel F.

    The view of God as an artist as an answer to tough questions has my interest. I'd love to read the book.

  • Joel F.

    The view of God as an artist as an answer to tough questions has my interest. I'd love to read the book.

  • erika

    I would love to have a chance to win a ND Wilson book for my sons.
    Thank you for the offer!

  • erika

    I would love to have a chance to win a ND Wilson book for my sons.
    Thank you for the offer!

  • http://twitter.com/stevedavis1 @stevedavis1

    That sounds like a really cool book. Love the idea of living "childish."

  • http://twitter.com/stevedavis1 @stevedavis1

    That sounds like a really cool book. Love the idea of living "childish."

  • http://bridgebuilderstomen.blogspot.com/ Hank Humphrey

    Count me in sounds interesting! Hank Humphrey from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

  • http://bridgebuilderstomen.blogspot.com/ Hank Humphrey

    Count me in sounds interesting! Hank Humphrey from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

  • Lynne

    I would love to read this! ND's writing is always exciting and thoroughly enjoyable…can't wait to read this one!

  • Lynne

    I would love to read this! ND's writing is always exciting and thoroughly enjoyable…can't wait to read this one!

  • Katy

    I am excited to read this book, please send my way!

  • Katy

    I am excited to read this book, please send my way!

  • Ruth

    Not long after reading my sister's copy of this book, a squirrel took it upon himself to fall out of a tree. And not for the first time either. He's becoming quite the fixture of the neighborhood. I don't think that I'll ever be able to see something like that in quite the same way again.

  • Ruth

    Not long after reading my sister's copy of this book, a squirrel took it upon himself to fall out of a tree. And not for the first time either. He's becoming quite the fixture of the neighborhood. I don't think that I'll ever be able to see something like that in quite the same way again.

  • Lindsey

    Thanks for the free book! I'm really looking forward to checking it out.

  • Lindsey

    Thanks for the free book! I'm really looking forward to checking it out.

  • http://jeffwideopen.blogspot.com/ Jeff Myers

    Sounds like a great book. Can't wait!

  • http://jeffwideopen.blogspot.com/ Jeff Myers

    Sounds like a great book. Can't wait!

  • Laura

    N.D. Wilson writes very well. I've enjoyed his fiction, and I'd love a copy of this book

  • Laura

    N.D. Wilson writes very well. I've enjoyed his fiction, and I'd love a copy of this book

  • Lana

    I liked the comment about the squirrels – so often we are so busy that we can't see the wonder and beauty that God has created right on our doorstep. We watched the birth of baby robins this spring and marvelled at the creation of life – happening all around us – every day.

  • Lana

    I liked the comment about the squirrels – so often we are so busy that we can't see the wonder and beauty that God has created right on our doorstep. We watched the birth of baby robins this spring and marvelled at the creation of life – happening all around us – every day.

  • Tim Dudley

    I look forward to reading this book — great idea of priming the pump. Let us know hoe is wroks.

  • Tim Dudley

    I look forward to reading this book — great idea of priming the pump. Let us know hoe is wroks.

  • Dean

    I'd love to get a copy of the book.

  • Dean

    I'd love to get a copy of the book.

  • Kathy

    ND Wilson tries to see the world as wonderful in every sense of the word, and if his book is an attempt to convey the wonder of God's work, I'd love to read it.

  • Kathy

    ND Wilson tries to see the world as wonderful in every sense of the word, and if his book is an attempt to convey the wonder of God's work, I'd love to read it.

  • Scott Meadows

    I think N D is spot on about the problem of evil…at it's heart it is an emotional problem.

  • Scott Meadows

    I think N D is spot on about the problem of evil…at it's heart it is an emotional problem.

  • http://www.christianleadershipconcepts.org/ Ron Doyle

    I look forward to reading this book. I can't help but wonder about how it will differ from Dangerous Wonders by Yaconelli. Thanks for the reading challenge.

  • http://www.christianleadershipconcepts.org Ron Doyle

    I look forward to reading this book. I can't help but wonder about how it will differ from Dangerous Wonders by Yaconelli. Thanks for the reading challenge.

  • http://www.thefullnessofjoy.blogspot.com/ Rayia

    I know the Wilson family and can honestly say I've never met a family that looks at the world with such joy and thankfullness. I can't wait to read this book and learn a bit more of the "art" of awe and wonder!

  • http://www.thefullnessofjoy.blogspot.com Rayia

    I know the Wilson family and can honestly say I've never met a family that looks at the world with such joy and thankfullness. I can't wait to read this book and learn a bit more of the "art" of awe and wonder!

  • Kate

    I would like a copy of N.D. Wilson's new book. Enjoyed reading 100 Cupboards.

  • Kate

    I would like a copy of N.D. Wilson's new book. Enjoyed reading 100 Cupboards.

  • GinaG

    Michael, I recently discovered your blog through a friend and it's become a daily read. You have great insights. And this is a wonderful idea! I look forward to reading more of what N.D. has to say.

  • GinaG

    Michael, I recently discovered your blog through a friend and it's become a daily read. You have great insights. And this is a wonderful idea! I look forward to reading more of what N.D. has to say.

  • http://www.dineenmiller.com/ Dineen Miller

    Well, you've already got over 500 comments…wow… If there's still a chance, I'd love to take a look at this book. Three things struck me in his interview. One, that he's a vowel in a word spoken. So eloquent. Two, the way he spoke of evil as emotional, not logical. That's fascinating. And finally, his comment about telling an atheist his world (N.D. Wilson's) is prettier. I'm married to an atheist and found that quite clever. Thank you for the feature!

  • http://www.dineenmiller.com Dineen Miller

    Well, you've already got over 500 comments…wow… If there's still a chance, I'd love to take a look at this book. Three things struck me in his interview. One, that he's a vowel in a word spoken. So eloquent. Two, the way he spoke of evil as emotional, not logical. That's fascinating. And finally, his comment about telling an atheist his world (N.D. Wilson's) is prettier. I'm married to an atheist and found that quite clever. Thank you for the feature!

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

    ND said he wanted "to show the use of evil". Interesting. He's got my attention. Looking forward to reading the book.

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

    ND said he wanted "to show the use of evil". Interesting. He's got my attention. Looking forward to reading the book.

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

    Can't wait to read this, I've already enjoyed much of Mr. Wilson's books and lectures.

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

    Can't wait to read this, I've already enjoyed much of Mr. Wilson's books and lectures.

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

    I'd love to enjoy a copy of this book. I am excited how he is highlighting how God spoke the world into existence. Powerful!

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

    I'd love to enjoy a copy of this book. I am excited how he is highlighting how God spoke the world into existence. Powerful!

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

    He said that his view of the painting is prettier than the atheists. That is so good! The problem of evil is an emotional one, not a logical one. Sounds good to me.

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

    He said that his view of the painting is prettier than the atheists. That is so good! The problem of evil is an emotional one, not a logical one. Sounds good to me.

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  • Bethany

    I'm probably too late for a book, but thought I'd try anyway. Great interview! I thought his thoughts on emotional problem vs. a logical problem were interesting. I'd be interested in reading the book and learning more about that.

  • Bethany

    I'm probably too late for a book, but thought I'd try anyway. Great interview! I thought his thoughts on emotional problem vs. a logical problem were interesting. I'd be interested in reading the book and learning more about that.

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

    I really appreciate the intelligent metaphor used. Plus, I love Wilson's fiction. I would greatly appreciate a copy.

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

    I really appreciate the intelligent metaphor used. Plus, I love Wilson's fiction. I would greatly appreciate a copy.

  • http://faithandfamily.wordpress.com/ AForrest

    I've been wanting to read one of his books for awhile!

  • http://faithandfamily.wordpress.com AForrest

    I've been wanting to read one of his books for awhile!

  • Piper

    I have read Nathan's other books and would love to read this one!

  • Piper

    I have read Nathan's other books and would love to read this one!

  • http://liferoads.org/ Donnie

    I liked hearing about the importance of "wonder" in our relationship with God. In a world where it seems everyone's default setting is sarcasm, wonder needs to be recovered.

  • http://liferoads.org Donnie

    I liked hearing about the importance of "wonder" in our relationship with God. In a world where it seems everyone's default setting is sarcasm, wonder needs to be recovered.

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

    My sister says I have to read it. I always do what my sister says. Also, I enjoyed LeePike Ridge. Thanks, Natalie.

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

    My sister says I have to read it. I always do what my sister says. Also, I enjoyed LeePike Ridge. Thanks, Natalie.

  • Marcie Porterfield

    Sounds like a great book–can't wait to read it. We all need more wonder in our lives!

  • Marcie Porterfield

    Sounds like a great book–can't wait to read it. We all need more wonder in our lives!

  • Heather Tipton

    Wow, sounds like a great book! I would love to read it!

  • Heather Tipton

    Wow, sounds like a great book! I would love to read it!

  • http://www.ericschrotenboer.com/ Eric Schrotenboer

    I would love to get a copy of the new book. I can't wait to read it.

  • Julie

    This book sounds great. I've been dwelling lately on the Greatness of our God and how small we are….sounds like a good time!

  • Julie

    This book sounds great. I've been dwelling lately on the Greatness of our God and how small we are….sounds like a good time!

  • http://www.ericschrotenboer.com Eric Schrotenboer

    I would love to get a copy of the new book. I can't wait to read it.

  • JrG

    What a great idea to build up buzz for a book! This post and the book cover poll really highlight the amazing ways you are using the internet to help your company. You seem to be taking it to a new level recently, well done!

  • JrG

    What a great idea to build up buzz for a book! This post and the book cover poll really highlight the amazing ways you are using the internet to help your company. You seem to be taking it to a new level recently, well done!

  • http://www.kyriosity.com/ Valerie (Kyriosity)

    I would loooooooove a free copy!

  • http://www.kyriosity.com Valerie (Kyriosity)

    I would loooooooove a free copy!

  • http://colinclout12.blogspot.com/ Matthew N. Petersen

    Matthew N. Petersen

    colinclout12 at yahoo dot com

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    Matthew N. Petersen

    colinclout12 at yahoo dot com

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ddoyle777 ddoyle777

    Looks like an intriguing read.

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

    The WONDER of God….

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

    The WONDER of God….

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ddoyle777 ddoyle777

    Looks like an intriguing read.

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

    You had me at "a little bit G. K. Chesterton … James Joyce" (C. S. Lewis is also good, but the comparison is often overused.)

    I'd love to read it.

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

    You had me at "a little bit G. K. Chesterton … James Joyce" (C. S. Lewis is also good, but the comparison is often overused.)

    I'd love to read it.

  • http://jeremywight.blogspot.com/ Jeremy Wight

    Just the idea of the earth appearing random like a tilt a whirl is enough reason for me to want to read it. i would love a copy of the book…please!

    Jeremy

  • http://jeremywight.blogspot.com Jeremy Wight

    Just the idea of the earth appearing random like a tilt a whirl is enough reason for me to want to read it. i would love a copy of the book…please!

    Jeremy

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

    Thanks for the tip on a great new book. The comparison to Lewis is fascinating…look forward to the review.

  • Clay Knick

    Michael,

    You've got to feel good about this. Your blog readers are readers. :)

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

    Thanks for the tip on a great new book. The comparison to Lewis is fascinating…look forward to the review.

  • Clay Knick

    Michael,

    You've got to feel good about this. Your blog readers are readers. :)

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

    I would love to read this book! I think looking at the world through the eyes of a child is something we all need to do.

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

    I would love to read this book! I think looking at the world through the eyes of a child is something we all need to do.

  • http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/roseinthewilderness Hannah L.

    Oh, I love that. "My picture is prettier than yours." So true. And the idea that we are becoming numb to all of these things in the world around us that God has created magnificently and beautifully. It would be great to win this book.

  • http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/roseinthewilderness Hannah L.

    Oh, I love that. "My picture is prettier than yours." So true. And the idea that we are becoming numb to all of these things in the world around us that God has created magnificently and beautifully. It would be great to win this book.

  • Shane C.

    He had me hooked at the relationship between evil and ex nihilo creation. I can't wait to read more about his aesthetic justification of evil.

  • Shane C.

    He had me hooked at the relationship between evil and ex nihilo creation. I can't wait to read more about his aesthetic justification of evil.

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/jabake3 jabake3

    Looking at the world through the eyes of a child is indeed a most humbling way of re-evaluating my perspective on life… and how jaded we can become. That comment by the author, and his comment about a Christian's world being prettier than an Atheist's world, piqued my interest. I would like a copy of the book! Looks like a great read! Thanks!

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/jabake3 jabake3

    Looking at the world through the eyes of a child is indeed a most humbling way of re-evaluating my perspective on life… and how jaded we can become. That comment by the author, and his comment about a Christian's world being prettier than an Atheist's world, piqued my interest. I would like a copy of the book! Looks like a great read! Thanks!

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

    Ah, this is exactly the kind of "emotional apologetic" a weary world needs. The logical side of apologetics is absolutely essential, true, but that's just the "good grammar" in a sense. We need to take the good grammar of good apologetics and be able to tell great, warm, inviting stories and parables. I look forward to reading Wilson's book!

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

    Ah, this is exactly the kind of "emotional apologetic" a weary world needs. The logical side of apologetics is absolutely essential, true, but that's just the "good grammar" in a sense. We need to take the good grammar of good apologetics and be able to tell great, warm, inviting stories and parables. I look forward to reading Wilson's book!

  • David Cooper

    I was glad to pay $10 for my copy. "Notes" is an excellent and inspiring read. I always love a book that makes me want to be a better father, husband, Christian, and human. For those who got free copies, read and pass on-this is a book that needs to touch many hands. Michael, great interview and thanks for publishing this book.

  • David Cooper

    I was glad to pay $10 for my copy. "Notes" is an excellent and inspiring read. I always love a book that makes me want to be a better father, husband, Christian, and human. For those who got free copies, read and pass on-this is a book that needs to touch many hands. Michael, great interview and thanks for publishing this book.

  • Jeannette paulson

    We read Nathan's articles on "So you want to be a writer." I loved what he said about actual conversation being an excellent model for dialogue in fiction. I shared it with my writing group.
    Jeannette Paulson

  • Dane Hays

    I would love a copy of this book. I am interested in authors who can tackle big life issues in a conversational, "doing life" approach. I was very interested in the comment that Wilson made comparing evil to black paint in an artist's picture. Thank you to Thomas Nelson for this very special offer.

  • Jeannette paulson

    We read Nathan's articles on "So you want to be a writer." I loved what he said about actual conversation being an excellent model for dialogue in fiction. I shared it with my writing group.
    Jeannette Paulson

  • Dane Hays

    I would love a copy of this book. I am interested in authors who can tackle big life issues in a conversational, "doing life" approach. I was very interested in the comment that Wilson made comparing evil to black paint in an artist's picture. Thank you to Thomas Nelson for this very special offer.

  • http://scott.andstuff.org/ Scott Moonen

    Michael, thank you for the opportunity to read this book!

    Some of the things that piqued my interest the most were your analogy of Nathan's writing to Chesterton, and the overall idea of approaching the world with fresh wonder and fresh awareness of God's working and speaking.

  • Anna

    OH, man! We have heard nothing but good things about this book, so my husband and I would love to have one. Just the fact that ND Wilson wrote it piques my interest. Love, love, love his other stuff and the excerpts I have heard/read from this book.

  • http://scott.andstuff.org/ Scott Moonen

    Michael, thank you for the opportunity to read this book!

    Some of the things that piqued my interest the most were your analogy of Nathan's writing to Chesterton, and the overall idea of approaching the world with fresh wonder and fresh awareness of God's working and speaking.

  • Anna

    OH, man! We have heard nothing but good things about this book, so my husband and I would love to have one. Just the fact that ND Wilson wrote it piques my interest. Love, love, love his other stuff and the excerpts I have heard/read from this book.

  • Heidi

    My husband and I are reading this book right now and loving it; but we are fighting over it. Save our marriage, send us an extra copy.

  • Heidi

    My husband and I are reading this book right now and loving it; but we are fighting over it. Save our marriage, send us an extra copy.

  • http://www.thegoalguru.com/ Goal Setting

    The tilt a whirl was my favorite ride as a kid, great interview, and I'm sure it is a great read.

    Jill Koenig
    Author, Coach, Speaker

  • http://www.thegoalguru.com Goal Setting

    The tilt a whirl was my favorite ride as a kid, great interview, and I'm sure it is a great read.

    Jill Koenig
    Author, Coach, Speaker

  • http://www.teawithtiffany.com/ Tiffany Stuart

    I'd love a copy. Thank you for the kindness.

    I'm passionate about being "childish." Sometimes I wonder if I am younger than my kids. I am simply amazed over and over again in my ordinary life at the smallest of things. I write my random moments of God sized wonder in my blog with the tagline, "Stop, Look and Listen."

  • http://www.teawithtiffany.com Tiffany Stuart

    I'd love a copy. Thank you for the kindness.

    I'm passionate about being "childish." Sometimes I wonder if I am younger than my kids. I am simply amazed over and over again in my ordinary life at the smallest of things. I write my random moments of God sized wonder in my blog with the tagline, "Stop, Look and Listen."

  • Tricia

    I appreciate that he is seeking to help us see anew the wonder and bigness of God!

  • Tricia

    I appreciate that he is seeking to help us see anew the wonder and bigness of God!

  • Terry Branscombe

    I am curious as to how N. D. is able to sidestep the "logical" questions and respond to the problem of evil from an "emotional" point of view….. his comment about painting and the color black isn't just an emotional response, it is a logical one.
    looking forward to reading my free copy!

  • Terry Branscombe

    I am curious as to how N. D. is able to sidestep the "logical" questions and respond to the problem of evil from an "emotional" point of view….. his comment about painting and the color black isn't just an emotional response, it is a logical one.
    looking forward to reading my free copy!

  • liz

    i love the "being childish" reference…seeing God and the world through a child's eyes.
    would love a copy.

  • kbkubin

    I loved Wilson's comment, "I'm here like a vowel in a word. I'm spoken; I'm part of His poetry." Looking forward to reading the book.

  • liz

    i love the "being childish" reference…seeing God and the world through a child's eyes.
    would love a copy.

  • kbkubin

    I loved Wilson's comment, "I'm here like a vowel in a word. I'm spoken; I'm part of His poetry." Looking forward to reading the book.

  • Betsy Peters

    I was first interested in the book because of the title– It sounds like Dostoyevsky's "Notes from Underground." I have also enjoyed N.D. Wilson's fiction and his articles from Crendenda Agenda.

  • Betsy Peters

    I was first interested in the book because of the title– It sounds like Dostoyevsky's "Notes from Underground." I have also enjoyed N.D. Wilson's fiction and his articles from Crendenda Agenda.

  • http://www.karenevans.blogspot.com/ Karen Evans

    I want to see God through child-like eyes. I wish to never get "old-fogey" in spirit. Need an uplifting challenge.

  • http://www.karenevans.blogspot.com Karen Evans

    I want to see God through child-like eyes. I wish to never get "old-fogey" in spirit. Need an uplifting challenge.

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Go_Bruins11 Go_Bruins11

    I thought Wilson's comment on me being a part of God's art was striking. I assume that God is making beautiful art in his eyes and it makes me take a second to look at what I'm doing with my piece.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Go_Bruins11 Go_Bruins11

    I thought Wilson's comment on me being a part of God's art was striking. I assume that God is making beautiful art in his eyes and it makes me take a second to look at what I'm doing with my piece.

  • http://www.growthstarts.org/ Randy Elster

    He had me at "I am a vowel" in God's words.

  • http://www.growthstarts.org Randy Elster

    He had me at "I am a vowel" in God's words.

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

    Well, I'm probably too late for a free copy, but I trust your opinion enough to go out and buy this book. :) The author captured me at the very end when he admitted to his writing being "childesh" and described the way his children view the world. I relate because of how I experience life now with my son. Anyways, it made it seem like an easy and refreshing book to get into.

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

      Yes! and the description of how his writings is a mesh of such great authors is pretty cool!

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

    Well, I'm probably too late for a free copy, but I trust your opinion enough to go out and buy this book. :) The author captured me at the very end when he admitted to his writing being "childesh" and described the way his children view the world. I relate because of how I experience life now with my son. Anyways, it made it seem like an easy and refreshing book to get into.

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

      Yes! and the description of how his writings is a mesh of such great authors is pretty cool!

  • http://www.christreformedkirk.org/ Rogers Meredith

    Great stuff! I have had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Wilson speak and he is great! I look forward to his book as well.

  • http://www.christreformedkirk.org Rogers Meredith

    Great stuff! I have had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Wilson speak and he is great! I look forward to his book as well.

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

    We missed Thomas Nelson at the CBA ICRS. I would like to receive a free book.
    Please send to
    The Saviors Touch
    2600 N Columbia St. Suite B6
    Milledgeville, GA 31061

  • LMA

    Sounds like a great book. I look forward to reading it!

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

    We missed Thomas Nelson at the CBA ICRS. I would like to receive a free book.
    Please send to
    The Saviors Touch
    2600 N Columbia St. Suite B6
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  • LMA

    Sounds like a great book. I look forward to reading it!

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

    Anything by one of the Wilson's intrigues me. I love the way they think…and I love they way they make me think. I'm interested in what Nathan has to say about the idea of sin being an emotional problem rather than a logical problem. Looking forward to reading this…and then passing it on.

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

    Anything by one of the Wilson's intrigues me. I love the way they think…and I love they way they make me think. I'm interested in what Nathan has to say about the idea of sin being an emotional problem rather than a logical problem. Looking forward to reading this…and then passing it on.

  • http://abundanceofgrace.wordpress.com/ Shawn Roberson

    Three things struck me from the video. First was N.D.'s comment about the "apparent randomness" of the tilt-alwhirl. The same is true about God's creation. It may appear ramdon to those who don't know the Lord, but it is far from random.

    Secondly, I loved his remark about just how big God is.

    Thirdly, I want to be childish, too.

    I would love a copy of this book. After all, if George Grant recommends it, it must be good.

  • http://abundanceofgrace.wordpress.com/ Shawn Roberson

    Three things struck me from the video. First was N.D.'s comment about the "apparent randomness" of the tilt-alwhirl. The same is true about God's creation. It may appear ramdon to those who don't know the Lord, but it is far from random.

    Secondly, I loved his remark about just how big God is.

    Thirdly, I want to be childish, too.

    I would love a copy of this book. After all, if George Grant recommends it, it must be good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601125133 Holly McCabe

    Mr. Wilson's comment that his work is "childish"–he wants to see the world as his children see it– piques my interest most. Look forward to reading the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601125133 Holly McCabe

    Mr. Wilson's comment that his work is "childish"–he wants to see the world as his children see it– piques my interest most. Look forward to reading the book.

  • Nancy Young

    I would love to receive this book. I got the link for this review from George Grant's Tweet. He first recommended At Home in Mitford and I loved that. So if he's recommending, I'm reading.

  • http://auburnavenue.wordpress.com/ Steve Wilkins

    Michael,

    thanks for this. I think Nate has a perspective that needs to be heard (and seen!). I'm delighted that TN is publishing this and I hope this is a big seller for y'all!

    God bless,
    SW

  • http://auburnavenue.wordpress.com/ Steve Wilkins

    Michael,

    thanks for this. I think Nate has a perspective that needs to be heard (and seen!). I'm delighted that TN is publishing this and I hope this is a big seller for y'all!

    God bless,
    SW

  • Nancy Young

    I would love to receive this book. I got the link for this review from George Grant's Tweet. He first recommended At Home in Mitford and I loved that. So if he's recommending, I'm reading.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dan5747 dan5747

    Loved the interview. N.D. brings a fresh reminder of the joys of being childish. Ken Gire's Windows of the Soul was a previous help in noticing the "squirrel fights" all around us. We need those childlike eyes to not miss the richness of daily living.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dan5747 dan5747

    Loved the interview. N.D. brings a fresh reminder of the joys of being childish. Ken Gire's Windows of the Soul was a previous help in noticing the "squirrel fights" all around us. We need those childlike eyes to not miss the richness of daily living.

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

    Mr Wilson's book looks great. I would love to have a free copy!

  • loukate

    tilt-a-whirl! sounds lovely!

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

    Mr Wilson's book looks great. I would love to have a free copy!

  • loukate

    tilt-a-whirl! sounds lovely!

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

    I'd love to read this book and perhaps write a review on my blog. What really intrigued me about the interview with N.D. is his openness to see readers engaged with the book even if they "hate" or disagree with the book. Of course, I'm deeply interested on a book that speaks head on to a postmodern generation, which is an audience I face daily as a college instructor.

    Thanks for sharing it with us. I look forward to reading the book.

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

    I'd love to read this book and perhaps write a review on my blog. What really intrigued me about the interview with N.D. is his openness to see readers engaged with the book even if they "hate" or disagree with the book. Of course, I'm deeply interested on a book that speaks head on to a postmodern generation, which is an audience I face daily as a college instructor.

    Thanks for sharing it with us. I look forward to reading the book.

  • http://www.wisewomenwrite.com/ Diane

    Richard Rohr says "spirituality is about seeing." N.D. said he wants readers to look over his shoulder and see what he sees. I'd love to!

  • http://www.wisewomenwrite.com Diane

    Richard Rohr says "spirituality is about seeing." N.D. said he wants readers to look over his shoulder and see what he sees. I'd love to!

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

    My family and I have enjoyed all of the books N.D. has written as well as the books his father and mother have written.

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

    My family and I have enjoyed all of the books N.D. has written as well as the books his father and mother have written.

  • Audrey B.

    We enjoyed his books 100 Cupboards and Dandelion Fire at our home! I appreciate how he engages people and his story telling is wonderful! The "wonder of God" — such a big topic.

  • Audrey B.

    We enjoyed his books 100 Cupboards and Dandelion Fire at our home! I appreciate how he engages people and his story telling is wonderful! The "wonder of God" — such a big topic.

  • Rosina

    I enjoyed his point on wonder and God's world!

  • Rosina

    I enjoyed his point on wonder and God's world!

  • Robin

    As a photographer I can identify with N.D. Wilson's comment about desiring to see through a child's eyes again rather than just worrying about what lies ahead in the course of the day. As a photographer, a major part of my job is to see what others look past and to capture it so others can see its importance when their life has slowed down or calmed down enough to give the image (event) the time required to fully enjoy and appreciate it. From the interview video I'm hoping that his book can open my eyes to see a little more succinctly that which is right before me. I don't need to prove to myself how small I am compared to God or if He exists … I enjoy drawing closer to Him as I investigate how amazing His creation really is so anything that can help me to see "better" can help me to also draw closer.

  • Robin

    As a photographer I can identify with N.D. Wilson's comment about desiring to see through a child's eyes again rather than just worrying about what lies ahead in the course of the day. As a photographer, a major part of my job is to see what others look past and to capture it so others can see its importance when their life has slowed down or calmed down enough to give the image (event) the time required to fully enjoy and appreciate it. From the interview video I'm hoping that his book can open my eyes to see a little more succinctly that which is right before me. I don't need to prove to myself how small I am compared to God or if He exists … I enjoy drawing closer to Him as I investigate how amazing His creation really is so anything that can help me to see "better" can help me to also draw closer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1788990448 Derrick Tribble

    I wish we could all still look at the world in a "childish" way. The faith of a child is an amazing thing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1788990448 Derrick Tribble

    I wish we could all still look at the world in a "childish" way. The faith of a child is an amazing thing!

  • Robyn

    My mother's family was in the amusement park business and my father was a minister. I spent 5 summers of my life tearing tickets, stamping hands, and watching the Tilt-a-Whirl, well, whirl. When I saw the title of the book, I was almost hurt — he had stolen my metaphor! Apologetics, creation, and amusement rides just go together.

    On another note, my husband, a minister like my father, is greatly amused by squirrels. And he doesn't understand why others aren't.

  • Robyn

    My mother's family was in the amusement park business and my father was a minister. I spent 5 summers of my life tearing tickets, stamping hands, and watching the Tilt-a-Whirl, well, whirl. When I saw the title of the book, I was almost hurt — he had stolen my metaphor! Apologetics, creation, and amusement rides just go together.

    On another note, my husband, a minister like my father, is greatly amused by squirrels. And he doesn't understand why others aren't.

  • http://www.OwnYourBrand.com/ Mike Wagner

    I like ND's view of "childish" point of view.

    We need more author's aiming us at a wonder-filled life.

    Keep creating…unexpected value,
    Mike

  • http://www.OwnYourBrand.com Mike Wagner

    I like ND's view of "childish" point of view.

    We need more author's aiming us at a wonder-filled life.

    Keep creating…unexpected value,
    Mike

  • http://cherylbarker.blogspot.com/ Cheryl Barker

    I was interested to hear that he wrote it for everyone — for a variety of people. Would love to read the book — thanks for offering it!

  • http://cherylbarker.blogspot.com/ Cheryl Barker

    I was interested to hear that he wrote it for everyone — for a variety of people. Would love to read the book — thanks for offering it!

  • http://aquientrenos-online.com/ Wilfredo Mora

    I would like a copy of this new book by ND. Great idea.

  • http://aquientrenos-online.com Wilfredo Mora

    I would like a copy of this new book by ND. Great idea.

  • Christopher Witmer

    After viewing the video interview, I went over to Amazon and read the preview available there. I have not been a huge fan of N. D. Wilson's writing in a magazine that he edits, but in this book, it is really working very well for me. I definitely want to read this whole book!

  • Christopher Witmer

    After viewing the video interview, I went over to Amazon and read the preview available there. I have not been a huge fan of N. D. Wilson's writing in a magazine that he edits, but in this book, it is really working very well for me. I definitely want to read this whole book!

  • M Church

    I'm excited to read more about his take on the problem of evil. Also the concept of a spoken world is captivating.

  • KAP

    I heard about this book from the Femina blog and it said the giveaway was for tomorrow. Well hopefully I'll still get to read this book as it does sound intriguing. I lack imagination and creativity but want to encourage it in my children. This book sounds like it would help open my eyes to see the world as my kids do – as I should.

  • KAP

    I heard about this book from the Femina blog and it said the giveaway was for tomorrow. Well hopefully I'll still get to read this book as it does sound intriguing. I lack imagination and creativity but want to encourage it in my children. This book sounds like it would help open my eyes to see the world as my kids do – as I should.

  • M Church

    I'm excited to read more about his take on the problem of evil. Also the concept of a spoken world is captivating.

  • Corey McEachran

    Thanks for your generosity! I've read Wilson's literature books with my family and to my class of 6th graders. Everyone really enjoyed them.

  • Corey McEachran

    Thanks for your generosity! I've read Wilson's literature books with my family and to my class of 6th graders. Everyone really enjoyed them.

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

    Really great interview…would love to dig into this one!

  • Corey McEachran

    What intrigued me about Wilson was his view of seeing God's work in the details of life. We tend to forget that even a squirrel fight on the trunk of one of the bazillions of trees in the world is spoken into being by God. Pretty cool.

  • Corey McEachran

    What intrigued me about Wilson was his view of seeing God's work in the details of life. We tend to forget that even a squirrel fight on the trunk of one of the bazillions of trees in the world is spoken into being by God. Pretty cool.

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

    Really great interview…would love to dig into this one!

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

    This sounds like it will be a really excellent book, I can't wait to read it!

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

    This sounds like it will be a really excellent book, I can't wait to read it!

  • http://www.mandoron.com/ MandoRon

    Wow. It sounds like a really unique, new book.

  • http://www.mandoron.com MandoRon

    Wow. It sounds like a really unique, new book.

  • Roberta

    After being taught in class by Nate Wilson, I have already been challenged to see the world differently – to look at the bugs and the slugs, to listen to the musical instruments of voices, and to wonder at the God who invented such strange and hilarious and awful things.

  • Roberta

    After being taught in class by Nate Wilson, I have already been challenged to see the world differently – to look at the bugs and the slugs, to listen to the musical instruments of voices, and to wonder at the God who invented such strange and hilarious and awful things.

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

    I've been keeping an eye on the launch of this book from afar, trying to figure out where in the world the title came from? I then heard Mr. Wilson read a section from his book which explained it. Terrific! I'm looking forward to a very good read…and passing it along to my kids.

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

    I've been keeping an eye on the launch of this book from afar, trying to figure out where in the world the title came from? I then heard Mr. Wilson read a section from his book which explained it. Terrific! I'm looking forward to a very good read…and passing it along to my kids.

  • http://twitter.com/stevencornell5 @stevencornell5

    I haven't been this excited about a new book in a long time. N.D. is a great writer and I will gladly take one off of your hands!

  • http://twitter.com/stevencornell5 @stevencornell5

    I haven't been this excited about a new book in a long time. N.D. is a great writer and I will gladly take one off of your hands!

  • http://www.holytrinitycincy.org/ Mathew Beatty

    Love to see a "rooted" wonder in Jesus' admonition to become like children.

    Can I have a copy?

    Thanks!

  • http://www.holytrinitycincy.org Mathew Beatty

    Love to see a "rooted" wonder in Jesus' admonition to become like children.

    Can I have a copy?

    Thanks!

  • http://coffeemonkey.wordpress.com/ TedR

    What piqued my interest was N.D. said about the squirrel and how a child can be riveted by the scene, God spoke and the squirrel squirreled. Great stuff. An email from me you shall expect.

  • http://coffeemonkey.wordpress.com TedR

    What piqued my interest was N.D. said about the squirrel and how a child can be riveted by the scene, God spoke and the squirrel squirreled. Great stuff. An email from me you shall expect.

  • Ted Gerk

    Sounds different…and if Georg Grant recommends it, I'm all ears (and eyes)

    Looking forward to it…thanks for a great offer!

  • Ted Gerk

    Sounds different…and if Georg Grant recommends it, I'm all ears (and eyes)

    Looking forward to it…thanks for a great offer!

  • Kelly Combs

    How could I refuse an offer like that? I'd love a copy.

  • Kelly Combs

    How could I refuse an offer like that? I'd love a copy.

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

    N.D. spoke about the Wonder of God in creation. I've always been intrigued by our ability as humans to ponder a better existence…to imagine a perfect future…in essence to wonder. To me this God-given ability is what truely separates us from the rest of creation. I look forward to devouring his book and would like to say thank you in advance for the free copy.

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

    N.D. spoke about the Wonder of God in creation. I've always been intrigued by our ability as humans to ponder a better existence…to imagine a perfect future…in essence to wonder. To me this God-given ability is what truely separates us from the rest of creation. I look forward to devouring his book and would like to say thank you in advance for the free copy.

  • Deb

    I'm looking forward to reading N.D.'s book since he so engages my young son with his other books. Metaphors make me think. Thinking is good.

  • Deb

    I'm looking forward to reading N.D.'s book since he so engages my young son with his other books. Metaphors make me think. Thinking is good.

  • Garnett

    Can't wait to read this book. Who couldn't use more help to see the wonders of this world with new eyes.

  • Garnett

    Can't wait to read this book. Who couldn't use more help to see the wonders of this world with new eyes.

  • Brian

    Wilson's book sounds really interesting and I would love to read it now! I like what he says that God is continually speaking. I can relate to his squirrel story because a few years ago I was driving along the street and saw a squirrel dangling across the overhead wires attempting to get across the street. It was like God said, "take a few minutes out of your busy day and enjoy life…the simple, stress-free life of a squirrel!" My daughter and I had a great laugh that day…a moment I will treasure forever. Thank you God for "tilting my head to look up!"

    Brian

  • Brian

    Wilson's book sounds really interesting and I would love to read it now! I like what he says that God is continually speaking. I can relate to his squirrel story because a few years ago I was driving along the street and saw a squirrel dangling across the overhead wires attempting to get across the street. It was like God said, "take a few minutes out of your busy day and enjoy life…the simple, stress-free life of a squirrel!" My daughter and I had a great laugh that day…a moment I will treasure forever. Thank you God for "tilting my head to look up!"

    Brian

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

    What piqued my interest?
    "See what I see – look over my shoulder, be engaged with the questions – [spark a sense of] wonder." The continual, ongoing engagement of God with creation/created ones.
    I remember Arthur Gordon's book about wonder and wonder where has wonder gone. N.D. sounds as if he has wooed us with an intriguing premise using a unique metaphor. Plus… I dig good non-fiction.

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

    What piqued my interest?
    "See what I see – look over my shoulder, be engaged with the questions – [spark a sense of] wonder." The continual, ongoing engagement of God with creation/created ones.
    I remember Arthur Gordon's book about wonder and wonder where has wonder gone. N.D. sounds as if he has wooed us with an intriguing premise using a unique metaphor. Plus… I dig good non-fiction.

  • Flora

    A "childish" book for adults that reminds us to see and enjoy the wonderful, awesome work of our God with the eyes of a child? I'm in! I hope you will ship to Malaysia, Mr Hyatt!

  • Flora

    A "childish" book for adults that reminds us to see and enjoy the wonderful, awesome work of our God with the eyes of a child? I'm in! I hope you will ship to Malaysia, Mr Hyatt!

  • cheryl bayly

    It sound intreging. I will look forward to reading it, Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/Vidster88 @Vidster88

    Wow – would love to read The Tilt-A-Whirl and tell friends about it.

  • http://twitter.com/Vidster88 @Vidster88

    Wow – would love to read The Tilt-A-Whirl and tell friends about it.

  • cheryl bayly

    It sound intreging. I will look forward to reading it, Thank you

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/srauch0104 srauch0104

    When "the problem of evil" was mentioned, I thought of my agnostic friend who, I think, has not resolved this. I'm already recommending the book to him, even tho' I haven't read it yet myself (but I have read several of N.D.'s other books).

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/srauch0104 srauch0104

    When "the problem of evil" was mentioned, I thought of my agnostic friend who, I think, has not resolved this. I'm already recommending the book to him, even tho' I haven't read it yet myself (but I have read several of N.D.'s other books).

  • Kerry

    I would love to read it. Sound quite interesting.

  • Melia

    Thank you!
    Looking forward to reading it.

  • Kerry

    I would love to read it. Sound quite interesting.

  • Melia

    Thank you!
    Looking forward to reading it.

  • Jonathan

    I am really interested in how he discusses the problem of evil as an emotional problem, not so much a logical problem. Would love to read more!

  • Jonathan

    I am really interested in how he discusses the problem of evil as an emotional problem, not so much a logical problem. Would love to read more!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mwr4intnsdbt mwr4intnsdbt

    Sometimes I wonder about all the miliions of words that have been written about Christianity. I wonder if it is reaching further and further in order to say something diferent or to say the same thing in a unique way; to tickle the ears, so to speak. And when I hear the author talk about the world being God's art and how that explains the presence of evil, well, I guess I need to read the book to see how he puts it all together. Black paint does not equal evil in my mind.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mwr4intnsdbt mwr4intnsdbt

    Sometimes I wonder about all the miliions of words that have been written about Christianity. I wonder if it is reaching further and further in order to say something diferent or to say the same thing in a unique way; to tickle the ears, so to speak. And when I hear the author talk about the world being God's art and how that explains the presence of evil, well, I guess I need to read the book to see how he puts it all together. Black paint does not equal evil in my mind.

  • Jeremy VanGelder

    The thing that fascinated me from ND's video was his perspective on God and His relationship to creation. Especially when he mentions the way that God can keep things going in a way that seems random from our perspective.

  • Jeremy VanGelder

    The thing that fascinated me from ND's video was his perspective on God and His relationship to creation. Especially when he mentions the way that God can keep things going in a way that seems random from our perspective.

  • Joel

    Can't wait to read the book. Love the concept of seeing things hrough a child's eyes… My kids always bring fresh perspectives to me…

  • Joel

    Can't wait to read the book. Love the concept of seeing things hrough a child's eyes… My kids always bring fresh perspectives to me…

  • wendy

    N.D. Wilson is a favorite author of my 11-year-old son. I would love to read his book.

  • wendy

    N.D. Wilson is a favorite author of my 11-year-old son. I would love to read his book.

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

    After listening to this interview, I am very curious to learn about the author's perspective on God and the spiritual realm. I look forward to reading it. Thanks Michael.

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

    After listening to this interview, I am very curious to learn about the author's perspective on God and the spiritual realm. I look forward to reading it. Thanks Michael.

  • http://emeth.tumblon.com/ Seda

    "the use of the color black in a painting"–what an image!

  • http://emeth.tumblon.com Seda

    "the use of the color black in a painting"–what an image!

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

    For you to be this excited about a book certainly says a lot about its possibilities. Thanks very much for the gift.

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

    For you to be this excited about a book certainly says a lot about its possibilities. Thanks very much for the gift.

  • Betsy

    The things that first struck me about N.D. are 1) He seems like a regular guy not trying to prove anything but really just wanting to discover God, and that makes me want to peek over his shoulder at what God is teaching him. Also 2) I always have liked the color black in artwork. I wonder what peace I might discover about my struggle with the existence of evil from this book.

  • Betsy

    The things that first struck me about N.D. are 1) He seems like a regular guy not trying to prove anything but really just wanting to discover God, and that makes me want to peek over his shoulder at what God is teaching him. Also 2) I always have liked the color black in artwork. I wonder what peace I might discover about my struggle with the existence of evil from this book.

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

    I'm particularly intrigued by his use of emotional rather than logical discussions regarding God's "use of evil." How wonderful to see a young author be so up front about it when so many of us attempt to construct "rational" arguments when dealing with One so outside human understanding. In addition, I'm interested to read him share his "childish" observations while simultaneously "setting aside childish things," which he's obviously doing in his subject matter. Thanks in advance for an interesting read.

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

    I'm particularly intrigued by his use of emotional rather than logical discussions regarding God's "use of evil." How wonderful to see a young author be so up front about it when so many of us attempt to construct "rational" arguments when dealing with One so outside human understanding. In addition, I'm interested to read him share his "childish" observations while simultaneously "setting aside childish things," which he's obviously doing in his subject matter. Thanks in advance for an interesting read.

  • Nico Bacay

    Sir I want a copy of this but I live here in the Philippines. In case you will be able to ship this book, please have this address. 9th Floor Corporate Communications Divison, ELJ building, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation Sgt. Esguerra Avenue corner Mother Ignacia St., Dilimam, Quezon City 1103 Philippines. Please please please…

  • Nico Bacay

    Sir I want a copy of this but I live here in the Philippines. In case you will be able to ship this book, please have this address. 9th Floor Corporate Communications Divison, ELJ building, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation Sgt. Esguerra Avenue corner Mother Ignacia St., Dilimam, Quezon City 1103 Philippines. Please please please…

  • http://www.bethvogt.com/ Beth K. Vogt

    Interesting–to be caught up in the wonder of God … and that the author is okay with being "childish," not "childlike."
    I like that he knows what he meant–and didn't change because others told him he needed to.

  • http://www.bethvogt.com Beth K. Vogt

    Interesting–to be caught up in the wonder of God … and that the author is okay with being "childish," not "childlike."
    I like that he knows what he meant–and didn't change because others told him he needed to.

  • Beth D

    Sounds like a good book and that there are great conversation topics to be discussed among Christian friends

  • Beth D

    Sounds like a good book and that there are great conversation topics to be discussed among Christian friends

  • Joanne Brunette

    The key word that caught me was "wonder"… I am once again challenged by the fact that I have become so blasè about all the wonder that God constantly surrounds me with – and I WANT to look around with wide-eyed wonder too!!

  • Joanne Brunette

    The key word that caught me was "wonder"… I am once again challenged by the fact that I have become so blasè about all the wonder that God constantly surrounds me with – and I WANT to look around with wide-eyed wonder too!!

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

    I am always looking to better understand the evil and suffering in the world. I always want to use logic and reasoning and I am intrigued to look over Wilson's shoulder and see how he views the subject.

    I find it interesting he is okay if people don't like his book as long as it engages them. I liked the interview and the perspective it gave me of the author. I am looking forward to seeing the world from his perspective.

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

    I am always looking to better understand the evil and suffering in the world. I always want to use logic and reasoning and I am intrigued to look over Wilson's shoulder and see how he views the subject.

    I find it interesting he is okay if people don't like his book as long as it engages them. I liked the interview and the perspective it gave me of the author. I am looking forward to seeing the world from his perspective.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/coramdeo2 coramdeo2

    This is the first I've heard of N.D.'s book. It sounds great! I'm familiar with his father's works and I'm interested in his son's, too. Your interview with N.D. was excellent and I can't wait to read the book. Keep up the good work, Michael.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/coramdeo2 coramdeo2

    This is the first I've heard of N.D.'s book. It sounds great! I'm familiar with his father's works and I'm interested in his son's, too. Your interview with N.D. was excellent and I can't wait to read the book. Keep up the good work, Michael.

  • TylerM

    Why do people name themself N.D. Wilson, or C.S. Lewis? I'm not M.A. Tyler; I'm Mark! At any rate, this sounds like a good book. I look forw to the read. Pls send me a copy!

  • TylerM

    Why do people name themself N.D. Wilson, or C.S. Lewis? I'm not M.A. Tyler; I'm Mark! At any rate, this sounds like a good book. I look forw to the read. Pls send me a copy!

  • Lois

    i would appreciate a copy of this book.

  • Lois

    i would appreciate a copy of this book.

  • bryan

    Looking forward to the book. A friend told me that this would be a worth-while read.

  • bryan

    Looking forward to the book. A friend told me that this would be a worth-while read.

  • Becki

    I would love a copy of Nate's book!

  • Becki

    I would love a copy of Nate's book!

  • 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.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