Blue Like Jazz: Movie Edition: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 10, 2012 - Religion - 256 pages
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This contemporary classic gets a limited edition makeover with movie art and a new preface from Donald Miller.

In print for nearly a decade, Blue Like Jazz has earned a coveted spot on readersí shelves and in their hearts. Many have said that Donald Miller expressed exactly what they were feeling but couldnít find the words to say themselves. In this landmark book that changed what people expected from Christian writers, that changed what people needed for their spiritual journeys, Donald Miller takes readers through a real life striving to understand relationship with God.

Heartwarming and hilarious, poignant and unexpected, Blue Like Jazz has become a contemporary classic.

For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture, thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real, or yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life . . . Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.

  

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Review: Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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This was a great read.. I read it a long time ago, but it is something I could read again. First I'll give you the negative, but don't let it discourage you from reading it because in the grand scheme ... Read full review

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User Review  - Terry Pair - Goodreads

I've lost count of how many copies of this book I have given away. It's that good. And that important. In this book, Miller reaches a remarkable level of communicating what the "gospel" is. That term ... Read full review

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Contents

God on a Dirt Road Walking Toward Me
1
What I Learned on Television
13
The Problem with Romeo
25
Find a Penny
37
Penguin Sex
51
The Sexy Carrots
59
The Beggars Kingdom
79
Our Tiny Invisible Friends
87
Meeting Girls Is Easy
139
Fiftythree Years in Space
151
Living with Freaks
175
Thoughts on Paying Rent
187
The Mystical Wonder
201
How to Really Love Other People
207
How to Really Love Yourself
223
The Lines on His Face
233

New Starts at Ancient Faith
95
The Birth of Cool
103
Coming Out of the Closet
113
How I Go Without Getting Angry
129
Acknowledgments
241
About the Author
243
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About the author (2012)

Donald E. Miller is pprofessor of Christian education and ethics ant Bethany Theological Seminary, Oak Brook, Illinois. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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