Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jun 29, 2009 - Religion - 256 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - Cait - Goodreads

The book is basically a how-to be a progressive Christian guide. I think Miller is a little sexist and doesn't really understand how not to be, and he criticizes authors who write about spirituality ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Billingsley - Goodreads

I've read it twice. I love it. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil it. Books like this are why I love reading. My one suggestion is to leave this in its bubble. Don't look for ... 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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Donald Miller is the author of several books, including the bestsellers Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He helps leaders grow their businesses at www.storybrand.com. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their chocolate lab, Lucy.

 

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