Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller

Blue Like Jazz

By Donald Miller

  • Release Date: 2009-06-29
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 57 Ratings)

Description

"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.

Reviews

  • Amusing, But Off the Mark

    3
    By MKWick
    Blue Like Jazz can be described as Donald Miller's nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality. He says it is for anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a post-modern culture, for anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real, and for anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life. Many would call it a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption. I read the 250+ pages of Blue Like Jazz rather quickly more than four years ago. I found the first 2/3rds of the book to be enjoyable, and then it started to slow down a little bit, but then the book finishes in a more entertaining manner. Miller is very witty, and his stories will probably make you laugh out loud at times. There is no denying that Donald Miller is a talented writer. Unfortunately he can be a little brash at times, but more importantly, some of his theology really misses the mark. Because of that, I don't see myself picking up one of his books again. I recommend reading Tim Challies Blue Like Jazz book review if you want specifics concerning some of Miller's unbiblical views.
  • For Disciples of Jesus

    5
    By Minorca1768
    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.
  • great read

    5
    By Lifeofblisse
    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!
  • Nothing like the movie

    4
    By GostoDeMusica
    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.

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