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Blue Like Jazz

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"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." ?Donald Miller

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.

For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture.

For anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real.

For anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion iná life.

Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 16, 2003 – Miller (Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance) is a young writer, speaker and campus ministry leader. An earnest evangelical who nearly lost his faith, he went on a spiritual journey, found some progressive politics and most importantly, discovered Jesus' relevance for everyday life. This book, in its own elliptical way, tells the tale of that journey. But the narrative is episodic rather than linear, Miller's style evocative rather than rational and his analysis personally revealing rather than profoundly insightful. As such, it offers a postmodern riff on the classic evangelical presentation of the Gospel, complete with a concluding call to commitment. Written as a series of short essays on vaguely theological topics (faith, grace, belief, confession, church), and disguised theological topics (magic, romance, shifts, money), it is at times plodding or simplistic (how to go to church and not get angry? "pray... and go to the church God shows you"), and sometimes falls into merely self-indulgent musing. But more often Miller is enjoyably clever, and his story is telling and beautiful, even poignant. (The story of the reverse confession booth is worth the price of the book.) The title is meant to be evocative, and the subtitle "Non-Religious" thoughts about "Christian Spirituality" indicates Miller's distrust of the institutional church and his desire to appeal to those experimenting with other flavors of spirituality.

Customer Reviews

Nothing like the movie

And that is a good thing! This book is heartfelt honest witty transparent journey one mans spiritual awakening in this post modern Christian world. Even if you are not a believer or dare I say it, hate Christians and what they seem to stand for, this book will open you eyes and blow the caricature of Christians away.

great read

Blue Like Jazz is such an inspiring book! I absolutely loved the content, the stories, the principles. Donald Miller really communicates with the reader and gives them an inside point of view. I would recommend this book. The audiobook is a great listen as well!

For Disciples of Jesus

This is a great book about real people seeking real meaning in life and discovering that real life is impossible without a real relationship with Jesus.

Blue Like Jazz
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religion & Spirituality
  • Published: Jun 29, 2009
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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