This book had my attention, well up until the point I to sick to do anything except lay in bed, but I couldn't keep my mind off the subject. Death by Living by N. D. Wilson is a wonderful book about stories, adventures, time, family, life! Wilson says that stories are the closest our own words can ever come to being made flesh. I know your thinking what does that mean? Read the book! He reminisces through memories of this grandfather as well as his own life. He examines the similarities and expresses the gratitude of the little things in life.
One thing learned from this book is gratitude. Never take things for granite, whether the good or bad things happen for a reason. If you are one who wonders about life and living, or even if you are one who is holding onto everything this world has to offer, stop and slow down enjoy the life you have because you only have one. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Side note. If you have read his previous book Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl and didn't like it, don't judge a man by his first book. Give this one a shot and read it.
I will leave you with one last quote from the book: "Drink your wine. Laugh from your gut. Burden your moments with thankfulness. Be as empty as you can be when that clock winds down. Spend your life. And if time is a river, may you leave a wake."
*I received this book as a complimentary review copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their BookSneeze.com book review program. All opinions expressed are my own and are in no other way influenced or compensated by anyone.