Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
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Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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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 in  life.

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

Title:Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0785263705
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:243 pages

    Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality Reviews

  • Seth T.
    Feb 05, 2011

    I thought of several different ways in which to begin this review - several witty comparisons that would surely catch the reader's attention. But that was a month and a half ago. See, I started readin...

  • Greg
    Mar 01, 2012

    Originally this got three stars, now it has one. The more I think about this book the more I realize that it is nearly as noxious as most evangelical attempts at converting someone. What makes Miller ...

  • Tabby
    Apr 23, 2009

    I wish that reviewers on this site would review books for what they are meant to be and not insist that they be something else. "Blue Like Jazz" is not meant to be a deep theological treatise. If you ...

  • Ben
    Oct 17, 2009

    This book was recommended to me by MyFleshSingsOut, who is a very religious goodreads friend. He is a Jerry Falwell loving, hardcore, right wing conservative. He believes the entire old testament word...

  • Maxwell
    Feb 20, 2016

    I finished this book a few days ago, and I just can't stop thinking about it. It's not a perfect book by any means, but it was perfect for me at this moment in my life. I'm only bummed I waited so lon...

  • Samantha
    Mar 23, 2008

    Instead of critiquing, perhaps let me just share a few of what I found to be some of the most powerful -- powerful because they are written so simply, and so simple in their truth -- lines that provid...

  • Jason Savage
    Aug 14, 2007

    The problem with Miller, Bell, and this whole Gen X/emerging church/postmodern church movement is that they want to be so much smarter than they are. Truthfully this book is spiritually shallow and le...

  • Carrie Anne
    Jul 05, 2007

    This is my favorite book in the world, my own personal bible. It's not very long, and offers a lot of insight onto many different topics in life- college, relationships,etc. My whole book is highlight...

  • Maureen
    Jun 27, 2015

    "All great characters in stories are the ones who give their lives to something bigger than themselves."I really enjoyed this book a lot - Donald Miller has a really intriguing writing style and it is...

  • Mitch Nichols
    Sep 30, 2011

    If you pick up Miller's book looking for writing that is chock-filled with passages of Scripture or full of deep and nuanced passages of doctrine and theology then you will be disappointed. But if you...

About Donald Miller

Donald Miller

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Donald Miller grew up in Houston, Texas. Leaving home at the age of twenty-one, he traveled across the country until he ran out of money in Portland, Oregon, where he lives today. Harvest House Publishers released his first book, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance, in 2000. Two years later, after havin