Sunday, August 05, 2007

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller

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I didn't know what to expect, but I'd read a little about him ( and thought I'd give it a try. Very good - deep and with a sense of humor that really worked. Compared by some to Ann Lamott, and I can see that. Liked this one so much that I've already bought and started another book by him.

From the Publisher

Donald Miller's fresh and original voice may change the way Christians view the "status quo" faith and build a bridge to seekers who believe that organized religion doesn't meet their spiritual needs.

"I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. . . . I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened." In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.