Sometimes the Church (or part of it) moves so far from it's traditional view that a call to look back to what was considered a wholly biblical approach seems novel. Jonathan Wilson's description of the interweaving of creation and redemption is just such a call, and his clear, reasoned approach is feels like a cool drink on a scorching day. It is a call to look backwards at the core message of all of scripture - old and new testament - and re-emphasize the importance of linking creation and redemption together in a way that helps illuminate all of scripture. But this book is far more than a description of "the creation story". It links life and the fulfillment of our purpose as God's creatures through a beautiful exploration of the Trinity and the nature of giving, and receiving that characterizes God as Trinity. It is a reminder that so many of the modes of thought that characterize modern culture involve simply the management of death instead of the pursuit of true life within (as opposed to escaping from) God's created order. The book is a constant, fresh and extremely thoughtful reminder of God's essential goodness, and the mercy filled plan that has always been intended for the created order.
This is a writing of such depth and profound thinking, that there is no way to properly summarize it in a short review. I can only say that as a devout Christian and an avid reader of cultural analysis, apologetics and theology it is simply one of the most stunningly beautiful, Godly, and well thought out books I've ever read.