Blue Like Jazz

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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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Review: Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

User Review  - Chloe Frederickson - Goodreads

I have a hard time understanding why this book is so popular among Emergent Christian circles; I feel like it has so many issues. Donald Miller's writing style is fragmented and erratic. He often ... Read full review

Review: Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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I feel as though Donald Miller was reading my heart and thoughts as he wrote this book. He writes from a place of honesty, imperfection, and a messy journey. Rarely do I find someone who understands the way I feel about Jesus and life, but Donald Miller is one of those people. 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 has helped more than 3,000 businesses clarify their marketing messages so their companies grow. He's the CEO of StoryBrand, the cohost of the Building a StoryBrand Podcast, and the author of several books, including the bestsellers Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their dogs, Lucy and June Carter.

 

 

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