Sunday, May 13, 2007

Blue Like Jazz

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

This book is Miller's account of walking through life in his twenties and moving from Texas up to Portland, Oregon. He comes to a greater understanding of his faith through various experiences including friends he meets at Reed College, known to be one of the most liberal schools anywhere. His writing breaks out of the mold of the traditional Christian style of writing and looks at things from a post modern type of viewpoint. He's not afraid to dig down and explore why do we actually believe in what we believe rather than simply accepting because it's something we've grown up with. He has a way of making beautiful word pictures just like the title Blue Like Jazz. I enjoyed his honesty and authenticity of admitting struggles and failures and recognizing that he's a broken person as we all are. I recommend it as a perspective towards Christianity outside of the standard recipe for Christian literature. You can also check out the website at

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