DR Recommends: N.D. Wilson-palooza

Did you catch the latest DR Radio? In that episode, we covered the latest installment of  “DR Recommends.” In DR Recommends, we take a moment in the show to offer a few books that we think are worth checking out and mulling over because of their significance to our culture today.

In this edition of DR Recommends, Brian offered up several things worth your attention that are from N.D. Wilson.

Recommendation #1: Our DRTV interview with N.D. Wilson.

Recommendation #2: Outlaws of Time Series for kids/young adults

The latest in the Outlaws of Time series has arrived. You can pick up the first book here and the second here. Don’t know if it’s something you or a child you know might be interested in? Here’s the trailer for The Song of Glory and Ghost (book 2):

Recommendation #3: Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes from the tiltawhirl ND Wilson

From the publishers description –

What is this World? What kind of place is it?

“The round kind. The spinning kind. The moist kind. The inhabited kind. The kind with flamingos (real and artificial). The kind where water in the sky turns into beautifully symmetrical crystal flakes sculpted by artists unable to stop themselves (in both design and quantity). The kind of place with tiny, powerfully jawed mites assigned to the carpets to eat my dead skin as it flakes off . . . The kind with people who kill and people who love and people who do both . . .

This world is beautiful but badly broken.

“I love it as it is, because it is a story, and it isn’t stuck in one place. It is full of conflict and darkness like every good story, a world of surprises and questions to explore. And there’s someone behind it; there are uncomfortable answers to the hows and whys and whats. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him were all things made . . .

Welcome to His poem. His play. His novel. Let the pages flick your thumbs.”

Recommendation #4: Why I Write Scary Stories For Children

Don’t miss this beautiful and thought-provoking article from Wilson in The Atlantic. Here’s a good taster:

I write violent stories. I write dark stories. I write them for my own children, and I write them for yours. And when the topic comes up with a radio host or a mom or a teacher in a hallway, the explanation is simple. Every kid in every classroom, every kid in a bunk bed frantically reading by flashlight, every latchkey kid and every helicoptered kid, every single mortal child is growing into a life story in a world full of dangers and beauties. Every one will have struggles and ultimately, every one will face death and loss.


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