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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
"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.
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.
WickEvansville, IndianaAge: 35-44Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5Amusing But Off The MarkMarch 7, 2018WickEvansville, IndianaAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Blue 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.
Hannah V.4 Stars Out Of 5Real, like JazzDecember 4, 2014Hannah V.I thought that the book Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller was a great explanation of what the Christian faith looked like from a brand new set of eyes. As he went through his own life struggles, explaining each incident in raw detail, it was clear that this faith isnt just another cult or forced living but a new life entirely. I used to not like God because God didnt resolve. But that was before any of this happened. My favorite aspect of this book was the way Miller was able to connect with me, as the reader, and it didnt feel as though it was just another book about someones life being turned around. It felt real, earnest, and alive, just like jazz music. I would recommend this book to anyone that thinks that becoming a Christian will ruin their way of living or that being a Christian isnt worth leaving their old life. This is a clear example of how life can only get better when God is with you.
The BookReaderSt. Paul, MNAge: 18-24Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5December 9, 2013The BookReaderSt. Paul, MNAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Blue like Jazz both informs and challenges its reader to identify flaws in their faith. This is done through strait forward analysis of Christian actions, including both flaws and strengths. Donald Miller eloquently describes Christianity through many personal stories. These stories help to logically inform the reader what it truly means to be a Christian, how there are fake believers, and addresses stereotypes placed on Christians. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is a skeptical believer, or who wants advice with how to deal with situations that are extremely challenging to faith.
Miller allows the reader to come up with his or her own opinion on the topic he proposes. This is extremely powerful in that it forces the reader to think. Donald Miller's book Blue Like Jazz demonstrates the sincerity that is necessary in faith through personal stories and should be read by anyone who is searching for inspiration.
Bethel University StudentAge: 18-24Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5This product is engagingMay 13, 2013Bethel University StudentAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Donald Miller a young writer who earlier in his life was beginning to lose his faith. He went on a journey that shaped his faith. He discovered changing politics, met inspiring people, and most importantly found Jesus. Miller tells of his struggles that many Christians can relate to. Through his thought-provoking encounters and experiences, he squeezes in humor to help communicate difficult matters and reduce tension. Though the writing is written brilliantly, the topics that are touched upon are broad. Topics such as church, faith, grace, has so many ways that can be described, it's difficult to explain it just through experiences. Miller tries to find himself in God through his understanding of these terms, but hard to do so without bringing in some theological discussion. Miller often brings up his view on the church. His views of church are very real and almost critical. Some Christians feel misrepresented. Miller's perspective on some of his topics still seems unclear. It's as if he still can't conclude what Church really is. The book does a great job on emphasizing how faith relates to Jazz. This is the first Donald Miller book I have read. Though there are some downfalls, I love his boldness and his honest opinions on Christianity.
MaureenRSunrise, FLAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 10, 2012MaureenRSunrise, FLAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very candid and relative to our society's views on Christianity. I enjoyed it very much.